My weekly meals #3

It can be hard to imagine what eating on $100 a month is like.  So, similar to our grocery motivation posts, I’m going to occasionally post a journal of what Brian and I ate that week, along with approximate costs.  The costs are only approximate because I don’t always remember how much I money I paid for meat or bulk vegetables for example.  But I’ll try to use a cost that reflects an average or sale price, scaled according to the portion used.
Fried Rice

Photo Credit: jeffreyw via Flickr

Sunday
  • Breakfast: egg sandwich with cheese plus fresh fruit ($1)
  • Lunch: fried rice ($0.60)
  • Dinner: rice with curry tofu and steamed egg and mushroom casserole ($1)
Monday
  • Breakfast: noodle soup with pork, beansprouts and greens ($1)
  • Lunch: sandwich with Monterey Jack cheese, deli meats, and garden veggies ($1.50)
  • Dinner: chicken curry (chicken, potatoes, cauliflower, chickpeas) with rice ($0.75)
Tuesday
  • Breakfast: homemade egg McMuffin with yogurt and fruit
  • Lunch: sandwich with Monterey Jack cheese, deli meats, and garden veggies ($1.50)
  • Dinner: chicken curry (chicken, potatoes, cauliflower, chickpeas) with rice ($0.75)
Wednesday
  • Breakfast: rice and soup ($0.75)
  • Lunch: chicken curry (chicken, potatoes, cauliflower, chickpeas) with rice ($0.75)
  • Dinner: pasta with bolognese sauce and broccoli
Thursday
  • Breakfast: homemade egg McMuffin plus fresh fruit ($0.75)
  • Lunch: pasta with bolognese sauce and broccoli ($0.75)
  • Dinner: pork chops with heirloom carrots and rice ($2.25)
Friday
  • Breakfast: cereal with fruit plus toast ($0.75)
  • Lunch: pasta with bolognese sauce and broccoli ($0.75)
  • Dinner: I actually went out for dinner with a friend, using my budgeted spending money
Saturday
  • Breakfast: cereal with fruit plus toast ($0.75)
  • Lunch: noodles with meatballs and garden veggies ($1.25)
  • Dinner: fried fish with mixed veggies and rice ($1.75)

I also went through a litre of orange juice ($1.99), some crackers, a few pouches of tea and a bit of cheese here and there.  Not a bad week, overall.  We were able to save some money by using garden tomatoes in our pastas and sandwiches and frozen foraged berries in our cereal.  I was happy we got to eat some fish but I wished we had taken time to make a vegetarian meal as well.

How’d you eat this past week?  Did you stay in budget?

This post was also featured on Life as Mom – Frugal Friday.

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