By: Joshua Fruhlinger
Ethan PalmerUnless you're the kind of home cook who's into pork belly and foie gras, it's almost always cheaper and easier to eat healthy if you're preparing your own food. But at lunchtime-when you're miles away from your kitchen, starving at your desk-pretty much everyone feels the gravitational pull of the nearest food truck.
So we asked dietician Beth Saltz for a fix: One night of simple cooking that'll yield five different healthy meals. It's basically a playbook for anyone interested in losing weight while keeping money in his pocket. Sound like you?
Your Shopping List
• 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 5-8 ounces each (just keep all three the same size). ($7.00)
• 1-2 pounds seasoned ground turkey . Or use half ground beef or bison. ($7.00)
• Refrigerated pesto ($3.00)
• Green salsa ($4.00)
• Brown rice or white rice (Frozen rice bowls are an extremely convenient option. Some stores carry shelf-stable rice bowls you can heat in the microwave.)