So yeah, it’s official. $2.25 is not much.
On Saturday I bought my food for the 5 days:
20g sugar 6c
1t cinnamon 5c
250g oats 90c
150g lentils 90c
50g jam 40c
50ml oil 10c
6 eggs 1.83
2T curry pwd 18c
250g sr flour 80c
Fruit and veges 3.91 (including a tomato and a mandarin, that didn’t make it into the photo)
Day 1 – breakfast, 50g oats, 1t sugar, pinch cinnamon, grated apple, water. Actually nice. I always imagined this would be my favourite meal of the day. I am wondering why I didn’t make it dinner too.
Went to a hair appointment that was supposed to take an hour but ended up taking 3 and a half. Didn’t get home until around 4pm and I was famished. Couldn’t drop in anywhere and get a sneaky muffin to tide me over. *sad face*
Lunch and afternoon tea combined – 1 hard boiled egg, ¼ tomato, frying pan bread, glass of water
Moments after finishing lunch I put dinner on to cook. Lentils, curry powder, onion, garlic, carrots and potatoes. Should be nice! Isn’t. I completely stuffed up the quantities, and while I am quite sure this would have been nice I had to eek it out to 4 dinners so there was far too much water and no flavour at all. I did eat it, but only really enjoyed picking out the potatoes. I added some more curry powder and garlic and gave it another boil hoping it would improve overnight.
A couple of hours later I ate a mandarin of Nola’s a took the money out of my budget.
It is very clear that if I hadn’t planned out my meals so well I would have run out of food by the end of the 5 days because this is way less than I would want to eat on a daily basis.