So, I’ve tallied up my current cost of eating breakfast and lunch for a week and it comes out to about $27. I plan on only using Soylent for Breakfast/Lunch on a regular basis and eating dinner as a regular meal. So, for 14 meals/week this comes out to about $1.93/meal. I routinely eat fruit/yogurt/granola or fruit/oatmeal for breakfast and a huge salad, with as many colors as possible, for lunch. There’s hardly any variation in this diet. The hard justification for me is that Soylent is currently priced at a little over $3/meal ($65/21 meals). Even if I add in my protein powder and multivitamin at breakfast I’m up to about $2.36/meal.
I know that the ~$0.80 difference/meal doesn’t seem like much but I watch my money so closely that for me it will add up to a big difference quickly. And nutrient wise, with my protein powder and multivitamin in addition to a nice healthy breakfast/lunch I feel like I’m getting the majority of what my body needs at a lower cost. I’d probably put the protein powder in the soylent anyways thus adding to the cost of the soylent meals. So, unless I see soylent come down into the $2.50/meal range I’m not sure I’ll get it. The only upside is that it would be a little quicker to make than my breakfast or lunches thus saving time. Not much though if I still have to blend it with stuff. (I’m also very quick at making meals)
Anyone else in the cost consciences crowd had similar thoughts??
btw, some might think that my dinners are expensive and that I should replace those if I’m worried about cost. I eat relatively small meals at dinner, rarely eat out, and that is the one meal my family eats together. Cost wise, it’s not much more per meal than my breakfast or lunches and I wouldn’t want to skip eating with my family while I chug down more soylent, lol.