Can I feed myself for $5 or less per day?
Saturday, February 26, 2011
So many of my cyber friends are having problems nourishing themselves on a budget. I decided to see how much the food I make actually costs per serving, and if I could decrease that signifigantly.
First step was not buying ANY junk food. I still bought some convenience food (pizza mix, etc), but it still cut $60 of needless spending. I am a stay at home Mommy now (as well as having my etsy shop) and so I need to cut corners.
Potato and Mushroom Omelette and an Orange.
50g organic mushrooms (.31)
20g shredded potato (.02)
1 lg egg (.15)
1 orange (.20)
Glass of Water
EDIT: Lunch was 2.03 and consisted of a huge bowl of Veggie and Bacon Carbonara and a Coke. Don't judge, we all have cravings =p
1 egg (.15)
1/4 onion (.05)
1/2 broccoli stem (.16)
125g pasta (.18)
1 thick slice nitrate free free range bacon (.50) (note: regular bacon would have been .46. four cents well spent)
30g low fat mozza (.66)
1c. coke (.33) I only drank half, but I poured a whole cup