I have begun to make some necessary changes in my life. My budget and nutrition being two of those things. Moving plant based for my nutrition and trying to eat within a budget. Here is my first real attempt at it.
I start each day with lemon/ginger water. It is a great detoxifier and it wakes me up.
Breakfast at my desk consists of Shredded Wheat (free) with almond milk ($.62), sliced almonds (pennies), half a banana ($.25) and lots of cinnamon (pennies). The Shredded Wheat were free because my boss both them to feed the geese. After one feeding the geese were relocated, leaving the cereal. I took it. I am counting pennies for the almonds because only used a few, have had them for a while and I don’t remember how much I paid for them.
I had a yummy salad for lunch. Romaine lettuce ($.67), spinach ($.50), roma tomato ($.09), avocado ($.44), vegetarian re-fried beans (free), rice (free). The beans and rice were a gift from my cousin Paula! I also had a bottle of water (free) provided by my employer.
Blueberries and watermelon for a snack, plus another bottle of water (free).
This is my amazing dinner. Half a baked sweet potato($.63), roasted chickpeas ($.50), sauteed garlic (pennies), sauteed onion ($.30), mushroom ($.70), spinach ($.50). On the side I had tomato ($.09) and cucumber (free from my coworkers garden).
I am surprised at how much food I ate without breaking the bank! I eat a total of $8.94. Less than $10.00!! I was full after each main meal and satisfied after my snack. This blog post was more of an experiment for me. I am excited to see what I come up with next time.