Yesterday I was feeling slightly pleased with myself. I’d come in under budget for the previous week and I’d fed myself that day for £6.70. But then I Google searched ‘raw on a budget’ and I read about this Melanie woman who was feeding herself and 2 teenage sons on $3.33 per day. Granted she was eating some cooked vegan food but it still made my £50 weekly budget look piss easy. So I wondered, how low can I go?
I really don’t know. Last week was the first time in months that I’d actually constrained myself with a budget. Before then I regularly shopped in Planet Organic where I could pick up houmous, nut ice-cream, and a raw sandwich and not get much change from a twenty pound note.
But now I’m curious and I cann’t resist the idea of some competitive budgeting. I’m re-thinking my purchasing strategy.
In the meanwhile this is what I ate today and what it cost
- 3 Granny Smiths
- 2 Bananas
- 1 Pineapple
- Courgette Noodle Salad
- 300g carrots, 1 cauliflower, 2 courgettes, 1.5 bell peppers, 3 spring onions, leaf mix sauce: 2250g cherry tomatoes, 70g rocket
- 5 Banana Ice Cream
- Date Bake: 60g Walnuts, 200g frozen berries, 120g dates, pinch cinnamon,
- More Courgette Noodle Salad sprinkled with wheatgrass, spirulina, ground flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and Gogi berries
total cost: approx £5.59