This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long while, a cheap eating food challenge.
My partner and I almost always add up the cost of each of our meals to see how much $$ we’re eating. So from today, Monday 14 November, we’re doing a 4 week challenge where we can only spend $70 a week on food.
*$70 per week for 4 weeks. If we spend over one week we have to spend under one of the other weeks.
*We will still be eating food from the freezer/pantry but we will keep tabs on what we use and what we put back in.
*Shop where we normally shop.
*If someone else buys us food that’s fine, but we’ll tell you.
*We must eat nutritious food.
My partner and I usually eat at home. I think we only eat out once a fortnight at most so we aren’t spending crazy $$ regularly just for some avocado on toast, in fact I’m allergic to avocado. Also, I have GORD so I do watch what I eat most of the time and I’m never too keep to eat out (apart from the odd visit to Hungry Jacks).
Why do this challenge? It’s personal. I want to force myself to think about food and spending more. To not waste money buying junk food as well as making sure I am well nourished by the food I am eating. I want to take these 4 weeks and learn a bit more about what a serving is & what I should be eating.
I also hope others will read this and get some value, whether from a recipe, or be inspired to think about their own eating habits.
So, today is day 1. I’ll post again in a few days about how we’re going.