But I'm cheap....and I hate shelling out hard earned money for stuff that I have to choke down while convincing myself that it's good for me.
Enter oatmeal. Pretty simple stuff. I look at the ingredients and there is no long list of chemicals that I can't even pronounce, much less understand what it might be doing to my body. Oats. That's all. Just oats. Good protein source. Great fiber source. Fills you up and stays with you for a few hours. It takes about two minutes to prepare. I really like it with a bit of brown sugar but, if I'm avoiding sugar, I'll toss in a small pat of butter (real butter, not margarine gunk). If available, I'll throw in a few walnuts. A serving costs about ten cents. How many meals are you able to buy for a dime?
Solid basic nutrition
No additives, no artificial anything
CON: Okay...it's pretty boring by itself
Keep it simple.