BREAKFAST | Steel cut oatmeal was a splurge, but it provides more complex carbohydrates than instant oats.
LUNCH/SNACK | A few basic ingredients can produce soups and sandwiches. And watermelon and bananas are good for taking the edge off hunger between meals.
DINNER | For items that are both affordable and nutritious, frozen vegetables and beans take center stage.
* NOTE: Included in lunch/snack total PHOTOS: Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post; WEB PRODUCER: Stacey Palosky - washingtonpost.com