My appetite started returning yesterday, but I think it may be back in full swing today!
For breakfast I had:
Fruit, glorious fruit! Plus an unpictured PB sandwich on whole wheat :)
1/4 cantaloupe: .57
several strawberries: .31
2 slices of bread: .18
PB: already in the pantry
For lunch I had:
Pierogi! Sorry about the weird lighting... my camera has been acting up! I also had some more chana masala and even more strawberries. And a dollop of ketchup topped with Texas Pete on the side!
Pierogi: .24 (I actually bought this potato pierogi last week, but it's still in the freezer. The box was 1.18 and there are 5 servings in it)
Chana Masala: leftovers (the cost of the entire recipe was budgeted into Tuesday's menu)
Dinner was simple but delicious. My boyfriend, Raine, was making a pizza and graciously let me create my own slice :) This is what I did:
I sprinkled my piece with garam masala and we baked!
I carefully removed my slice...
This was so good! Something about this was just...amazing. I definitely have plans to make an entire pizza like this in the near future. Plus cantaloupe on the side, X3
Pizza: courtesy of Raine :) He bought the crust in the reduced-price section for $1.50 and the pizza sauce was just 1.00... so my 6th would be: .78
Even though I have been using other items that I had in my pantry already, along with groceries that were left over from last week, I think the challenge is still fair. I know I'll have bread, oats, and a little produce left over at the end of my week to use up next week, and the week after. So, it all evens out, right?
The night I did groceries, I sat down and made a meal plan for the week and so far I have't followed a single thing on it! My food-mood changes so often that I can't ever plan for the future...
Do you meal plan? If so, how far in advance do you plan for?
To all of you vegetarians and vegans out there: do you mind when your food comes near or comes into contact with meat or dairy? As you can see by the above, I don't really mind. I do mind in situations where my veggies are being cut up or cooked on the same surface as meat was just being prepared on, without being cleaned first!
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