We were in a tough spot for a long time, we had a small house fire and having our entire kitchen removed, with no insurance money for food (eating out was just wayyy too expensive,) we needed to figure out a way to eat without going completely broke. I can tell you what I did, I truly believe I found the cheapest way to eat with only a mini-fridge and microwave, without needing to load yourself up with preservatives from frozen meals. First off, something calling Armour LunchMakers, NOT Lunchables, these are called LunchMakers. Very similar to Lunchables, but only $1.00 a piece, and really, really good. (IMO, better than Lunchables.) They even have a pizza one that you can make in the microwave. And they always add a little candy, like a Nestle Crunch bar or something like that. Again, only for a dollar. And the other thing is mixing cream cheese with a can of chili, and then warming it up and dipping corn chips into it. THIS will last you a week and it's practically an entire meal and only costs about $6.00 total. Hope I helped somewhat when it comes to food, because that alone can be a really huge issue money-wise.