Wednesday’s summary: I went running with my Wednesday Exercise Club today. I was a little tired from Tuesday’s 6am yoga class, so we did an easier run. I made juice last night for us to have post run. I am *still* super in love with my juicer.
$0.88 - 10 carrots
$0.18 - 1 stalk celery
$0.24 - 2 pieces chard
$0.30 - tomato juice
$1.60 / 3 servings of 6 oz = $0.53
I realize that people who are on a food stamp budget likely don’t own a juicer. They’re pretty wasteful too, since you’re throwing away more than half of the fruit/veggie. I’ve been eating pretty conservatively, so this juice was my version of a treat. Previous weeks, I was making much larger servings of juice every day.
$0.20 - 3 oz steel cut oats
$0.10 - 1 TBS honey
$0.19 - 2 TBS home made pluot jam
$0.19 - hard boiled egg
breakfast total: $0.68
$1.17 - chili from yesterday
$0.14 - 2 corn muffins
$0.33 - 4 pieces pineapple
lunch total: $1.64
$0.76 - sautéed pea shoots / 2 = $0.38
split pea soup
$0.93 - 1 3/4 cup yellow split pea
$0.24 - 3 carrots
$0.50 - 1 sweet potato
$0.25 - 1/2 onion
$1.50 - organic veggie soup stock
soup total: $3.42 / 5 servings = $0.68
Dennis and I are vegetarian right now and I thought I would miss the flavor of ham in the soup. The split pea soup was surprisingly cheap, delicious and filling, even without the ham. I think it could have been made more cheaply too if I had just purchased a ham bone for a few cents instead of using organic vegetable broth.
Day’s total: $0.68 + $0.38 + $1.64 + $0.68 + $0.53 = $3.91
That leaves me a surplus of $0.59 + $2.19 = $2.78 so far.