Forget that inflation is affecting the price of spaghetti. It’s still your best bet if you want to stay alive when tough times hit you.
Palm oil rice
Hear us out. We know the two main parts of this food – palm oil and rice – are as expensive as Taylor Swift’s legs. But you’re dealing with your last ₦1k here so you’re only buying little of each. Of course, it’ll taste like piss, but you don’t care. You’re just trying to stay alive here.
Bread and soda
This is often called a bricklayer’s food, but whoever came up with that name missed the point. It’s not just for bricklayers; it’s the staple of hard life.
Garri — with no sugar
If this already leaves a taste of sadness in your mouth, you’re getting the point. But that’s not a big deal. You can just call it “Diet Garri” and you’re good to go.
Banana fruit salad
Get creative and make a salad with bananas and a couple of other fruits. You’ll still be hungry, but the bananas will help, and at least, you’ll spend less than ₦1k.
Cassava and corn
This may be your cue to take a certain presidential candidate’s advice and start looking for where to buy corn. If there’s no corn, find cassava or fufu. Narrator: “For what?”
Who has time to put Indomie on fire and wait for 10 minutes before it’s ready. Also, I know we’re working with a budget and there’s a chance you can’t afford the gas to cook it. Just eat the thing raw and drink water.
Food for the soul
Since you’re deaf to what inflation is saying right now and are still looking for food that’s under ₦1k, just read the word of God. It’s food for your soul, and it’s free.