The same breakfast (toast and margarine, 7.5p) and the same lunch as yesterday (soup and croutons, 28.5p) except that I left my soup bowl at home so had to eat it straight out of the plastic container, very elegant!
This time I waited until I got to work to have my toast and so ran the gauntlet of a number of coffee outlets on my way having had nothing more than a few sips of water. Incidentally I have been ‘enjoying’ some cups of hot water, if I shut my eyes I can almost imagine it’s rather weak tea!
I’ve concocted a clever spreadsheet to help me with planning and costings of this week’s meals. I’ve also found all the nutritional data on everything I bought (yes it has been a rather quiet week at work!) and added that data too, and it turns out that I had about 1080 KCal yesterday. Doesn’t sound a lot, but then I’m not very big so maybe it’s not that much less than what I need, and although I felt hungry at various times during the day I didn’t go to bed feeling hungry!
Tonight my evening meal was cooked for me, still adhering to the guidelines of course, and very tasty it was too! Thank you Mick. We have learned though, that ‘value’ rice is probably best just boiled in lots of water, it managed to be both soggy and undercooked somehow in the biryani!
Vegetable biryani and dahl
Ingredients for 4 generous servings:
450g frozen mixed vegetables
4 large cloves garlic
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Cost per portion – about 47.5p
After we’d eaten, I invented a dish I am calling ‘mock hummus’ using yet more lentils, to have for lunch instead of soup for a couple of days. I’ll let you know what it’s like tomorrow!
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