editorNadia replied over 2 years ago:
Surprisingly, the most affordable meals are healthy and home-cooked. Black beans and brown rice are cheap, good-for-you options, as are egg whites and whole grain toast. Spend the bulk of your money on fresh fruits and vegetables. Our nutrition columnist offers a week's worth of menus for only $36/week: http://www.youbeauty.com/nutrition/healthy-eating-for-36-a-week If you are eating out with your mom, check out http://www.healthydiningfinder.com/ for healthy options at fast food restaurants.