I ate lots of that white pita (probably too much), some of my fruits and veggies pictured above, and I didn't feel too hungry.
I am adding a few more foods to my total this week. Although I bought them last week, I am still using them so I've got to add 'em in:
- 1 Organic Fuji Apple from Trader Joes = $0.69
- Several zuccini = $1.50
- The remains of a package of Raw Almonds = $2.00 (ouch)
- 1 avocado from Save-a-Lot = $0.50
- 16 oz. bag frozen peas = $0.69
- 1 lime = $0.18
Total for the Week thus Far:$16.97
That means I have $18.03 left to last me through the week.
I actually feel pretty good about that.
I am cooking up a big big batch of lentils and rice today, and I think I should make it through given the amount of food I still have.
One problem: A dinner invite. Tomorrow night.
Normally, I would just decline on account of this project. But, seeing as I am new to this city, making new friends is important. So, I said yes. Severe food budget certainly takes a toll on the social life.
Going to dinner means the $18.03 I have might be gone quicker than I'd hoped.
I am going to have to order something REALLY cheap.
To make up for tomorrow's dinner I am skipping dinner tonight. I had a few almonds, and I'm tasting the food while I cook it tonight, but I will not eat a full serving at all.
My one lesson from this, Lesson #3: If you have to skip a meal, do something enjoyable to keep your mind off the fact that you are hungry. (Like... Blogging?)