I find it's the protein that gets expensive. Good inexpensive choices are beans, eggs, tofu. I wait for skinless, boneless chicken breasts to go to $1.99 a pound and put 2 or 3 in a sandwich bag and freeze them. Tuna recently went from a 6 oz to a 5 oz can, so that's gotten more expensive. When I can find Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones frozen meals for $2.50 or less, I'll get those which I usually take for lunch.
In terms of time, I rarely eat anything but leftovers. I cook on the weekend to have for the week. Midweek, after eating my leftovers, I may make up a batch of something.
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e. e. cummings
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