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    Here's Everything You Need For Day 3 Of The $40 Week-Long Meal Plan

    You made it to hump day!


    Breakfast: Peanut Butter, Banana, and Yogurt Smoothie

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    ½ banana, sliced

    2 tablespoons peanut butter or nut butter of choice

    4 ounces plain Greek yogurt

    Honey, agave, or stevia to taste, optional

    4-5 large ice cubes

    ½ cup milk or water


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    1. Add the banana, peanut butter, yogurt, honey, ice, and milk to a blender. Blend to your desired consistency.

    2. Enjoy!

    Lunch: Leftover Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Bowl

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    Today's lunch is leftover from Monday. Heat up the chicken and cauliflower rice on the stove or in the microwave and chow down.

    Dinner: Ramen With Mushrooms, Scallions, And A Soft-Boiled Egg

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    Hannah Loewentheil/BuzzFeed

    1 bag ramen (any flavor)

    1 large egg

    Olive oil, to taste

    2 chopped scallions, white and light green parts only

    Handful of white button mushrooms, sliced


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    1. Boil the ramen according to the package instructions. Remove from the heat and add the seasoning packet.

    2. Meanwhile, bring a small pot of water to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle boil and add the egg. Boil for 6½ minutes, then transfer to a bowl of ice water. Let sit for 2 minutes before peeling.

    3. In a medium pan over medium heat, heat a drizzle of olive oil. Add the scallions and mushrooms and sauté until the scallions are fragrant and the mushrooms are light brown, about five minutes.

    4. Transfer half the ramen noodles to a bowl and top with half of the mushrooms and scallions and 1 soft-boiled egg. Store the remaining noodles and vegetables in an airtight container for another day.

    5. Enjoy!

    For more easy, budget-friendly recipes, check out the rest of our 7-day, $40 meal plan.