What You Can Cook For The Price of McDonald’s Value Meals

Did you ever stop to think how much food shopping you can do and how many tasty meals you can cook for the price of going to McDonald’s three times a day ?!!,


Many would argue that McDonald’s is faster and cheaper than cooking at home, but in reality, it may NOT be.

In this blog post, #Favorite_Cuisine will show you how to save money, cook creative and eat healthy; we will review a case study presented by our favorite chefs (Brothers Green Eats), showing you what you can buy and what you can cook, easily at home, for the price you would pay for 3 value meals from McDonald’s (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner / Value of approximately $16).

We all love McDonald’s, and yes it frequently does seem the most convenient option on the table but is it really?!, I mean let us not dwell too much on the healthy aspects of the argument, as it is kind of played out – it is common sense, with no room for resistance.  Let us talk about how much shopping you can do, and how many tasty meal recipes you can make for the same amount you would spend at McDonald’s.

What can you buy for the price of 3 McDonald’s value meals?!

While the options are virtually limitless, we will consider the options chosen by the brothers, because not only they know what they are talking about, but also because their meals are super tasty and pretty darn fun to cook.

What you can buy for the price of 3 McDonald's value meals

4 days worth of food, bought for approximately $16, the price of eating at McDonald’s for 1 day:

  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Tortilla
  • Jalapeno
  • Salsa
  • Lemon
  • Carrot
  • Onion
  • Cabbage
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Full sack of Eggs
  • Cucumber
  • Banana
  • Ground/Minced Beef
  • Full bag of Potatoes


Like the brothers had advised, do keep an eye out for food on sale – we tried it and you will be surprised at how creative you can get mixing and matching different items.

What tasty meals can you cook for the next 3-4 days?!

Now check out the meal options you can put together with the food products purchased above, and few other very basic ingredients available in any kitchen, such as salt, black pepper, olive oil, etc…

Meal Options:

  • Beef Tacos
  • French Fries
  • Spicy Black Beans
  • Slaw
  • Fried Rice
  • Big Fully-Loaded Omelette
  • Tacosagna (Creative Lasagna & Taco Invention)
  • Breakfast Tacos
  • And many more delicious meals…


Imagine how many more tasty options you can cook with these ingredients, in different international cuisines such as Asian, Latin, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines.

Let us know what other meals can you make with what was bought – Be creative and share your inventions.