Monday, November 7, 2011
End of the "10 day Pledge to Eat Real Food"
The 10 day pledge to eat real food was pretty easy for me. The hardest part was when we went out to eat for my mom's birthday. We went to our local Mexican restaurant and I ordered veggie fajitas and only ate the veggies and re-fried beans. I really wanted to eat the fajitas but no "white" breads. It was only the 3rd day and my niece quiet on me. Thanks for trying Kia :)
Salads were on the menu a lot. I really missed my thousand island dressing but I adapted to my homemade oil & vinegar dressing. Much better for me and very inexpensive. This food pledge opened my eyes to eating more at home and less eating out.
Example: I ate out two meals last week, one was $4.19 and the other time was $9.93 = $14.12 spent on TWO meals for only ME.
Solution: Eat at home = money saved. Went to Whole Foods and bought a 4lb whole chicken = $7.72. Cooked it in the crock-pot and had garlic mashed potatoes with parmesan bread sticks. Total cost of meal= less than $10. Plus I had enough chicken left over to make two chicken salad sandwiches for lunch and more chicken for my home made chicken noodle soup. The chicken noodle soup made about 3 quarts. It freezes well too.
All and all I had a great time coming up with different recipes to eat. Not to mention the 5 lbs I lost in 10 days. Now back to the kitchen for some home made honey blueberry muffins.