Taking a cue from Adam Brown's recent post, write a post documenting what you eat in a day! Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever. Make it an ideal day or a come-as-you-are day – no judgments either way.
First up, I missed yesterday. I know. I was horribly horribly sick with the flu. I think the topic was something about change for yesterday. So if I could change anything about my diabetes it would be that I don't have to deal with it while I've got a flu. Diabetes should come with a pause button when you're dealing with stuff like that.
Moving on. Food. I didn't eat any today, so I can't really tell you about it. The thought of it made me feel nauseous.
I did however find my most recent shopping docket. It said I paid less than $90 for a fortnight's worth of food shopping, so you can already tell I'm cheap and stingy and I definitely buy homebrand.
- 1kg bag of carrots. 99c. They're the mong looking ones nobody actually wants so they sell them heaps cheap. I use carrots in EVERYTHING.
- Bag of Spinach. Again....SPINACH for everything
- A lettuce
- A can of beetroot. I come from bogan australian heritage (and somehow managed to escape it), so beetroot belongs in everything.
- I managed to get a box of Special K on sale. That's breakfast for 2 weeks. It has pretty good protein levels so I always grab a few packs when its on sale. If its not on sale I like to eat
cardboardHomebrand Cornflakes for breakfast.
- Bought a roast chicken for half price at $5. Made 3 days worth of gnocchi chicken bake out of it and still had enough left over for Hubby & my lunch the next day.
- A head of brocolli
- Went to the fruit & veg store & get tomatoes for $2 a kilo. Throw them in everything that gets cooked. I am fussy though and refuse to eat them raw.
- A cucumber. Om nom nom. I have a habit of just garnishing everything with cucumber.
- 3L of full cream milk. For cereal & Sustagen milkshakes. Sustagen is my go-to when I want dessert but know I shouldn't really have dessert
- LOTS AND LOTS OF POPPERS!! For lows. (Popper are juiceboxes for those of you reading from America)
- Some oaty slice bars (good for protein). They weren't on special so we got 1 box. If they're on special we get 2. If you havent tried oaty slice bars you haven't lived. They're like a cake mixed with a biscuit but in the form of an oat-rich muesli bar. They use real chocolate in the chocolate chip bars. Its amazing in my mouth.
- A 2kg bag of chickpeas for roasting from the Asian Food Market (FYI - cheapest place to get them is in bulk at asian grocery stores - about half the price of a supermarket). We roasted up 200gm with moroccan spices the other day & this week we will oven-roast another lot with salt and vinegar flavouring - great healthy snack if you're craving chips.
- A loaf of bread for sandwhiches
- Ham for ham and salad sandwiches
- A block of Light tasty cheese
- A block of Colby cheese (much better for melting)
- Some wraps
- Home brand toilet paper
- Mince (bulk & freeze in small bags)
- Lasagne sheets. Not the expensive stuff from the fresh section. Just get the dry homebrand stuff, if you pre-soak it as you're cooking it tastes a whole lot better than the fresh stuff, and you can store it for much longer
- Basmati rice. Probably one of the only non-homebrand things I buy, because homebrand always seems to come with weavels :S
- Apples. Red delicious were cheapest this time
- Half a pine-apple for $1.49. To have with yoghurt.
- Yoghurt. Whatever brand it is that hubby likes - Chobani? I like the 5am brand honey & cinnamon flavour but it can be very expensive.
- Sausages! The bulk pack is cheapest and we just freeze them and live off them for months
- Couscous. A super cheap side for anything really. Mix in Sundried tomato, beetroot, spinach & fetta and you have a super delicious side for sausages or steak, etc.
Some more stuff that was boring & householdy.
We did already have a lot of meat in freeze, like chicken that we'd previously got on sale. And the time before when we went shopping tomato paste was on special so I bought 50 billion jars of that.
We try to do healthy stuff but honestly....cake exists in the world.