Some good stuff so far, the one poster was right on with the calculations. Figure out say 10 protein sources, be it chicken eggs tuna protein powder beef etc and figure out how many protein grams you can get per dollar. Protein powder comes out WAY ahead of regular food but you usually have to add to it to make a real meal out of it. It’s time to be a coupon clipping(or printing) machine. Depending on where you are located hopefully you have a variety of grocery stores you can have access to.
Someone, somewhere is having a sale on some meat and you need to scrounge up some cash and buy it up. If tuna goes on sale for 30 cents a can then go buy 50 cans, if beef drops to 1.50 for 85% lean then buy as much as you can etc. The website www.sundaysaver.com is a great resource to find out who’s having sales in your area.
Carb sources are basically pennies per serving. White rice, oats, potatoes you can buy large quantities for relatively cheap. Hell I have a 50 lb bag of rice that cost me 13 dollars. I never have to buy rice again haha. Fat sources can come from your proteins, or if you have money left over you should invest in a big jug of olive oil and or some form of nuts that you like. If you budget is so tight that you have to live off store brand tuna and rice, well that’s just how it has to be done. I went from thinkign I was never going to be able to grow to eating steak 2-3 times a day simply based on smarter shopping.
Some more things, do you live in a dorm or do you have an apt/house? What do you have to cook with and what is your storing food capacity? What is your weekly budget? Do you have a job, do friends have a job(where you can get food)?
If you need some more help PM me your email because this is a topic(as a fellow student) that I’ve put a lot of time into to figure out ways to save money. Hope his helps.