Because I'm bored, and I always meant to do the math on this one.
See Post #225 in this thread.
Big bag of white rice: 4 bucks (6750 cal @ 1 cup of rice/day)
Big container of teriyaki sauce: 6 bucks (minimal amount for other spices you'll add in). Figured in the teri chicken; see below)
2 pounds of frozen ground beef: 10 bucks 14240cal
jumbo jar of prego sauce (or two mediums): 8 bucks 8cups*90cal = 720 cal
1 big thing of spagheti noodles: 5 bucks 170calx15=2550
2 big bag-o-salads: 7 bucks 1500 cal
1 large container of dressing: 6 bucks 75x30 2250cal
2 econo bags of rolls: 6 bucks 2550cal
1 large container of spread/butter: 3 bucks 1625
teri chicken = 2100
bananas = 3150
sammiches = 60*30(bread) 1800cal mayo 70*30 2100cal. bologna 60*30 1800
That's about 70 bucks so far, and that will cover a full month of dinners, half teriyaki chicken, the other half spaghetti. Each meal comes complete with a side salad and dinner roll.
Add in a bunch of bananas each week to eat something going out the door, and that's about another 20 bucks or so. Cheap sandwich makings (basic bologna, mayo and bread might run another 10 or 20 bucks a month. If breakfast is a couple pieces of toast say, or you skip lunch (which I typically do since the dinner is quite large), you're probably under a hundred a month. Obviously, how expensive the side stuff you buy can affect this. I went pretty middle of the road. You could get generic sauces (or make them from scratch) and save probably another 10 or 15 bucks a month.
Total cal per month: 39125
Total cal per day: 1307
So, yeah not nearly enough calories, at least for the average adult male.
Edited, May 18th 2014 6:42pm by Bijou