Sorry your first answer came from such a twat, you deleted before my answer went through. Have a lot of suggestions for you, though.
Cut out all the hamburger helper, granola bars and other prepackaged stuff. It's mostly salt and/or sugar, very little nutritional value (Nature Valley granola bars and Little Debbie snacks have the same nutritional info).
Look up how to make your own pasta from scratch - super simple, way cheaper than boxed, done in the time it takes to boil the water anyway, and the most important part - fresh pasta is exponentially more filling than dried. It also cooks up faster once the water is boiling, so overall, dinner is ready sooner.
Make him oatmeal in the morning - plain canister Quaker oats, not the packets full of corn syrup. They cook in the same amount of time, but the real oats are better for him, even if he adds a little butter and syrup to them. Oatmeal is about the most filling thing you can feed him short of a full weekend breakfast.
Try to have protein, carbs and fats in every meal or snack. Never do just one kind of food (just an apple, or just a string cheese). Always mix a dairy and a vegetable or a protein and a fruit and so on.
Instead of granola bars, take the time on the weekend to make a huge batch of homemade granola. It will be cheaper in the long run, have healthier ingredients, and be more filling if you focus on things like dried fruits and nuts, less on the filler that goes in boxed granola bars. Send it with him in a bag.
Focus as much as you can on cooking from scratch. There are a lot of resources for that - I have a group here if you're interested, others do as well - just avoid the ones that want you to cook like Paula Deen and make everything fattening, look for ones that are both frugal AND healthy.
For your regular meals, hit heavy with high fiber fruits and vegetables, making meat the smallest part of the meal, but if you go meatless, make sure you still have some source of protein (beans, avocado, etc). The fiber is also more filling.
Answer by Dardenella at 1:32 AM on Jan. 18, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 1:45 AM on Jan. 18, 2013
Answer by goofygalno1 at 9:30 AM on Jan. 18, 2013
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