I have been asked by a number of people if I am hungry as a result of this challenge. I have to admit that I am at times. I am a grazer by nature, eating a few snacks throughout the day on top of my meals. On my November food budget, I can’t afford much snacking.
Feeling hungry isn’t a bad thing, as long as it’s not a permanent state.
Here’s today’s summary:
Breakfast: granola, blueberry yogurt, and a quarter of an organic apple left over from yesterday, along with a thermos full of rosehip tea. Cost: zero dollars (apple was accounted for yesterday and everything else was free). What am I going to do when I run out of yogurt and granola??
Lunch: A bowl of chicken rice soup. Cost: $2.71
Afternoon snack: carrot sticks. Cost: 2 cents
Dinner: two-egg omelette with half a caramelized onion and a bit of chicken left over from last night’s dinner (93 cents), sweet potato fries roasted in chicken fat ($1.00), salt and pepper and the small bit of cilantro in the omelette (3 cents). Maybe I was extra hungry, but this tasted so good! Full cost of the meal: $1.96
Total cost for the day: $4.69
Total ‘credits’ to carry over for another day: $1.64
Tangent: just for fun, I looked on YouTube for a video on how to make the perfect omelette. Found one here. But what had me laughing out loud were the comments posted by viewers. Here’s this guy just trying to show people how to make a simple omelette, and you’d think he’d committed some grievous crime! Chill people!!