Live Below The Line 2014 – Day 4

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I am so behind updating these posts from my last two days but will be getting a handle on this over the weekend, so much to happen over the next few weeks with The Less Is More Challenge and it is all very exciting!! #tlimc

Day 4 – Monday March 31st. Today I am getting into the groove of living below the line and have more control over my huge sugar withdraw symptoms. Apparently sugar is more addictive than heroin! Seriously I don’t know if I dreamt that fact but I sure as hell believe it – I could break through a wall for chocolate at certain times of the day.

 

Breakfast: Porridge with water and dollop of Strawberry Jam. And a pot of tea with milk. (This is always the same 🙂

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

 

Lunch: Two rice cakes with cream cheese

2 x rice cakes = €0.13

2 tsp of cream cheese = €0.20

home grown chives = €0.02

Total €0.35

 

Dinner: Dandelion salad with tomatoes and red onion!!

As much fresh Dandelion’s as you can pick as far up the ditch as you can get!! =€0.00

4 cherry tomatoes = €0.10

Salt & Pepper = €0.02

1/3 red onion  = €0.10

2 tsp of Dressing = €0.05

Total = €0.27

photo (19)Again Today I couldn’t afford my Afternoon pot of tea 😦 But I had some skin cleansing Nettle tea instead 🙂 which cost nothing!!

Total spend for the day = €1.19

 

Thank you to all that have kindly donated thus far, some generous people out there!!

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.

To date we have raised a total of €120 – Thank you all who donated and with your support I hope to reach my target of €200 🙂

Live Below The Line 2014 – Day 3

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Day 3 – Sunday March 30th. I am still playing catch up with my posts I am two days behind as I was away for the weekend and the internet connection just didn’t want to facilitate my night time blogging! On Sunday I was at a birthday party for the lovely Lucy and the smell of baking was so gorgeous, Lucy’s mum is one heck of a baker! The most difficult thing about eating a controlled amount of food is the food handed back to you from your child, for me I am always eating it – big mistake I know. The saying kitchen pickers wear bigger knickers is also true for child scrap eaters….I brought my daughter and my nephew to the party and yes you guessed it I was handed sausage rolls, half munched buns and other really easy to just scoff pieces of food – so I had to dig deep. Dig deep I did and I was proud of myself and felt great.

Breakfast: Porridge with water and dollop of Strawberry Jam. And a pot of tea with milk. (This is always the same 🙂

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. (Yes this is the same too as I made enough for the weekend just to get me through) 

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: Pasta & Tomato sauce 

20g of cheap & cheerful pasta shells =€0.12

I very small clove of garlic = €0.04

Salt & Pepper = €0.02

1/3 tin of value chopped tomatoes  = €0.10

Total = €0.28

Today I couldn’t afford my Afternoon pot of tea 😦

Total spend for the day = €1.19

Thank you to all of the lovely mum’s at Lucy’s party that donated. 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.

To date we have raised a total of €70 – Thank you all who donated and with your support I hope to reach my target of €200 🙂

Live Below The Line 2014 – Day 2

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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.