- Zatarain’s jambalaya (or red beans and rice)
- baby carrots
- canned tomatoes
- corn bread
- salad w/dressing
- iced tea
Zatarain’s is $1.79 at Kroger right now (1/21), so I buy it for .97 at Publix when it’s BOGO. I wait for deals on sausage and then buy a bunch of them and freeze them.
Sausage is frequently $1.88 to $1.99 at Kroger, with or without a coupon. (which comes frequently from Kroger). I recently stocked up and froze Heritage Farms smoked sausage for $1.29.
I dice and freeze the sausage in a Tupperware container and then anytime I want jambalaya or red rice and beans,, I can toss in a handful of sausage and/or a chicken breast. I also add canned tomatoes and baby carrots (sometimes this is enough and you don’t need meat).
Zatarain’s says a small box contains five servings. If I add meat and carrots and serve with cornbread, a salad and a drink, that’s a good lunch.
You can add chicken for another 15¢ – 25¢ per serving.
88¢ Per Serving (@ 5 servings per box)
20¢ – Zatarain’s
13¢ – 20¢ – sausage
6¢ – 9¢ – baby carrots (coupon or not)
8¢ – canned tomatoes (59¢ can with 20¢ coupon)
20¢ – salad
13¢ – corn bread
5¢ – iced tea