September 21, 2010
Apples for Dinner
Ug! I feel like we are moving one step forward and then two steps back. We were on track for a good day until the evening turned into a school shopping misadventure. Ed and Celia returned late from shopping. I had eaten leftovers so they foraged in the kitchen nibbling apples, bagels and peanut butter.
Turkey and Swiss on Whole Wheat English muffin
Toasted bagel with peanut butter
Total Daily Expenditure: $5.90
2 fish tacos
Quinoa and Chard
Total Daily Expenditure: $12.93
Turkey and Cheddar on Whole Wheat English muffin
Apple with peanut butter
Total Daily Expenditure: $5.46
Lessons Learned and Observation
Sometimes life get’s in the way of eating right. Today was one of those days.
I met a friend for lunch at a restaurant in Old Town – killing my budget. My Zocalo grilled swordfish tacos (the BEST in town) were delicious but the bit of cabbage on them didn’t contribute much to my veg total.
Ed and Celia grabbed a less-than-ideal dinner on the run.
Had he eaten a real dinner he would have done very well for the day.
The end result was a low cost day that lacked our nutritional basics.