I have officially started to Live Below the Line, and on my birthday as well! Spending only £1 a day on food and drink, an unbelievably difficult task.
My preparation weekend was spent researching recipes, coming up with meal plans, all with a calculator at hand. I had to make sure that no day I was eating anything over the £1 limit. I was totally proud of myself when I managed to spend just £7 on food to last me the week. Sometimes I will spend just that amount on a Pret A Manger lunch! Totally unreal. To be fair most of my products were located on the bottom shelf and were Tesco Value so probably won’t taste incredible. But so long as I have food in my tummy, and am able to properly function, I will just have to grin and bear it.
Yesterday I fuelled my body for the week with my birthday dinner. Tacos, mexican platter, prawn cocktails, crisps and cake were all consumed. I think this was the worst idea possible, because although it was a lovely evening, it made my tummy stretch out so when I woke this morning I really needed something to fill it.
For breakfast I ate 50g porridge with 1 tablespoon jam – 9p (without milk unfortunately so it was bloody awful, water is really not the same)
For lunch I managed to stomach I horrid mixture of boiled potato (cold), sweetcorn, tinned peas (YUCK), tomato and grated carrot – which was fair too soggy, thanks cheap tinned veg! This was called Potato salad (31p) but how can it be called a salad without lettuce???
Dinner was by far the best meal – I managed to make myself a pizza – 25p (flour base, tinned plum tomato sauce, and mushroom topping) unfortunately there was no cheese on my pizza, but I was so hungry by this point that I would have pretty much eaten anything.
For an evening treat I enjoyed a baked banana (23p) with cinnamon and sugar.
Today was a tough. I’m sure it’ll get easier, and I know I am a total moany cow because why should I complain? But do not judge until you’ve tried it. Would be great to get some donations/sponsors in so follow the link below if you’re wanting to help out a worthwhile charity.