Live Below The Line 2014 – Day 2


Day 2 was Saturday March 29th and I found living away from home, with temptations EVERYWHERE very difficult.

Breakfast: Porridge with water and dollop of Strawberry Jam. And a pot of tea with milk.

50g of porridge = €0.04

Strawberry jam = €0.03

Reused Tea Bag = €0.02

Drop of milk = €0.05

Total: €0.14


10am Cup of coffee:

cheap and cheerful coffee 1 tsp = €0.08

Drop of milk = €0.05

Total for the cup of coffee, you could get used to the taste but does the job waking me up = €0.13


photo (60)Lunch: Bowl of butternut squash soup.

1/4 of a butternut squash (on offer as part of 3 for €2 vegetables so the math is €2/3=0.67cent each I only used a 1/4 of the butternut as the soups was divided into 4 portions 0.67/4  =  €0.17

1/4 of a onion = €0.08

Kale = €0.13

1/4 clove of garlic = €0.04

Salt & Pepper = €0.02

1/4 of a veggie stock cube = €0.20

Total €0.64


Dinner: Chipatti Pancakes with garlic mushrooms and dandelion salad!! 

3 medium sized mushrooms that I bought in the reduced isle the whole packet cost €o.45 =€0.11

I very small clove of garlic = €0.04

Drizzle of olive oil = €0.04

Salt & Pepper = €0.02

Chipatti’s are simply flour and water = €0.10

Total = €0.17

This was my favourite meal from 2013 LBLUK and I was looking forward to cooking it again – Chipatti’s are really yummy, take no time to make and cook and are great for kids to. Find out how to cook them here.


Afternoon pot of tea – reused tea bag €0.02 & drop of milk €0.05 = €0.07

Total spend for the day = €1.15 

A saving of €0.04……!

Thank you to all of the people who have sponsored me this far. If you would like to donate to my Concern fund to buy some animals and follow their journey to help the less fortunate, you can right here. You can also sponsor me personally.

So far I have raised €50 but still a bit to go for my target of €200 – your support means a lot and Thank You.


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