Thursday, January 20, 2011
Project Food Budget: Week 2, Splurging on Specialty Vegan Foods
This week, I was bad and I didn’t eat a lot. My live-in boyfriend Dave is in the hospital, and he’s okay, but since I was only cooking for myself I ate poorly. I ate boxed macaroni and chreese, a frozen burrito, frozen waffles with ice cream, and several peanut butter and Ricemellow Crème sandwiches. Those foods are all so addicting and simple… it’s hard to resist the temptation.
At least I did make one healthy food yesterday, the whole wheat peanut spaghetti I posted about. I had a lot of time on my hands and I was craving peanut sauce, so that gave me the motivation. Hopefully next week I can cook two healthy meals! Or seven.
Shopping List: Soy milk; Ricemellow Crème; 2 boxes of macaroni and chreese; Daiya mozzarella-style shreds
Budget reminder: $20
Estimated Cost: $20… It’s good that it meets my budget goals, but bad because I am only buying 5 items. I could get several pounds of vegetables for the same price.
I consider soy milk to be a staple. But I will replace the other items for when I get a craving, not for eating regularly, since they won’t go bad for a while.
Goals for next week:
* Meal ideas: Roasted vegetable pizza; simple stir-fry; vegetable soup; butternut squash pasta.
* Plan and cook more nutritious meals.
* Get Dave to eat healthy, vegan meals and like it.
* Actually use the cheap ingredients I already have.
See how the other participants are faring:
Ashley's Dairy Free Cooking Blog
Beauty, Fitness, and Health...Oh My!
Motor City Girl In the Steel City
Baked Beans and Broccoli...Vegetarian Budgeting
The Happy Cactus
The Vegetarian Salmon