Posts Tagged: 100 dollar food budget


13
Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 13

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So I found myself craving chocolate a while ago. I think chocolate is one of those substances you crave more when you know you don’t have any. Well, it turns out I did have some after all. I found a bag of chocolate chips in my pantry! Chocolate isn’t just for the ladies, folks. I know the Dove chocolate wrappers are sexist and biased toward women, but men usually like chocolate too.

Did you know that chocolate releases endorphins in the brain and gives people a sense of well-being? It also stimulates a chemical reaction in the brain which mimics the feeling of being in love. No wonder people love chocolate.

I didn’t spend any money today.

Total Spent: $49.36

Remaining Cash: $50.64


11
Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 11

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While looking through my pantry the other day, I noticed that I was in possession of three cans of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup. While I enjoy chicken noodle soup, most people would probably be grossed out by the way I eat it. I take a big stack of saltines, crumble them up, and put them in my soup. By a big stack, I mean about half a pack of crackers. It makes for a very very salty but tasty soup.

Anyway, I just had some soup a few minutes ago. It was good!

I didn’t buy any food today.

Total Spent: $49.36

Cash Remaining: $50.64


9
Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 9

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I just ate an apple a little while ago. It was one of the three apples I purchased for a dollar last night at Kwik Trip. Before yesterday I had never had this variety before. They’re called Ambrosia and are really quite tasty.

Ambrosia apples were first cultivated in Similkameen Valley, British Columbia during the early 1900s. Wikipedia describes them as being “medium to large in size” with a “mostly red coloration with yellow patches.”

I still have one apple left. I imagine that I’ll probably eat it tomorrow.

I didn’t buy any food today.

Total Spent: $37.22

Remaining Cash: $62.78


8
Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 8

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There has been some recent concern that I may not be getting enough nutrition during my my $100 Food Budget Challenge. However, I don’t write about everything I eat in this blog. So hopefully people won’t think the little bit of food I write about is all that I’ve been eating.

Actually, the food I’ve been eating might be more nutritious than my regular diet. This is based on the fact that I’ve been eating more fruit (which is affordable), and less candy. (Which is not so affordable.) I haven’t gone to bed hungry even once this month, so I’m not too worried about things so far.

Today I purchased the following items:

  • Cheese
  • Generic Nutty Bars
  • Chicken patties
  • Buns
  • One 12-pack of generic grape soda
  • Apples
  • Bananas

Total Spent: $37.22

Remaining Cash: $62.78


5
Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 5

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The loaf of bread I bought the other day is already nearly gone. I’ve been eating a lot of sandwiches. Sometimes they’re peanut butter, turkey, or just plain cheese but at any rate I’ve been going through a lot of bread.

Today I walked into the store carrying only six one-dollar coins. It was a pretty weird feeling knowing that I could only spend a maximum of six bucks. I’m sure it’s a feeling that many Americans have grown accustomed to these days. Anyway, today I bought:

  • Sandwich Meat (Turkey)
  • Cheese
  • One 2-liter bottle of generic raspberry soda

Total Spent: $23.30

Remaining Cash: $$76.70

The bottle of soda seemed a little extravagant. Hopefully I won’t miss that 78 cents too much later.


4
Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 4

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A while back I bought a case of canned mandarin oranges. I’m not sure what inspired me to do so, but they’ve probably been sitting in my pantry for a year and a half. Well, I discovered yesterday that they still taste fine. In fact, they’re quite delicious. I intend to buy more after I use up the case.

I also found a box of instant butterscotch pudding. I’ve prepared it and placed it in my fridge so it can set. I’m going to have a delicious snack later!

I didn’t buy any food today.

Total Spent: $18.81

Remaining Cash: 81.19


3
Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 3

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I remember reading a news story a while back about the significant portion of food people waste. I can’t remember the exact numbers, but I think it was something like 25% on average per household. I’ve been guilty of wasting a lot of food myself. Milk and bread have been especially problematic since I have a hard time using a loaf of bread or a half-gallon of milk before it goes bad. If there’s anything I can take away from my experience this month, I hope it’s that I’ll learn to waste less food.

I still have quite a bit of food left that I had purchased in the past. I’ve been trying to use up some of that before I go out and buy more. Anyway, I didn’t buy any food today so the budget numbers remain unchanged from yesterday.

Total spent: $18.81

Remaining Cash: $81.19