If I don't have a client lunch setup then I grab a banana and 2 things of yogurt at the store. Cost = $1.40 per meal (if you needed more food, add another banana and make it $2). Your cost per week would be $10 = $40 per month.
Are you seriously putting forth a diet consisting solely of bananas and yogurt as a healthy, balanced way to eat?
A healthy diet simply demands more protein, grains, vegetables, and plain old calories than what you just described. I don't believe it's possible for an individual to get all the vitamins, nutrients, and calories they need to eat a healthy diet on $40/month. It simply cannot be done.
Don't misunderstand me - I'm agreeing that it's possible to eat on $40/month, if all you eat is ramen noodles and rice. I'm saying it's not possible to eat a healthy
diet on $40/month.
Just saw this -- as others said, I'm not saying to eat that every meal, 100% of the time. This is just something I do when I have a client lunch cancel on me. Just using it as proof that it can be done. As you mentioned, you could easily find other ways to make cheap meals that are also healthy.