start experimenting with offal: tongue, liver, heart, etc. even grass-fed is much cheaper than steaks, plus it is much more nutritionally diverse AND dense than muscle meat. tinned fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring are cheap, quick and vitamin powerhouses.
be careful with the starchy carbs, like tubers. the carbs add up pretty quickly.
gosh, i hope you feel better soon.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway