Nutrition for poor manual laborors?

Nutrition for poor manual laborors?

One of the things that’s hard for me is balancing my spending on food, and making something high in energy so that I can work hard for 10-18 hour days without becomming way overweight.

One of the things I make when time gets tough is a poor man’s tortilla… basically find whatever protein you can find in the house, add some rice and put it into a tortilla. For example I’ve been eating a lot of this lately because I have JUST enough to pay my rent next week, and…that’s it until next payday:

It’s basically rice with eggs, some pancit (filipino noodles), some hot sauce, some hoisin sauce and some sour cream, with a chopped up hotdog in there. It’s quite filling and relatively good for you other than the lack of vegetables…better than fast food anyways. I am a baggage handler at the airport and I lift heavy stuff all day, but if I eat one of these in the morning it’s a good start.

I’m wondering what cheap sources of protein there are other than tuna and eggs, because whenever I go to safeway the meat always seems prohibitively expensive…I splurge on groundbeef when I can afford it, but their chicken seems pretty ridiculous.

I’m looking for any recipes that are cheap and easy and would help me with my energy requirements.

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