Every Monday I post my menu from the previous week, as well as the cost for some of my meals. This is to show how easy it is for a real, busy person to eat real food on a budget.
Last week was busy, so I stuck to fairly simple meals during the week. I finally got my copy of Nom Nom Paleo’s Food for Humans cookbook, which comes with instructions for boiling an egg perfectly, so have been trying it out a lot, since eggs are such a quick and easy meal. You can check out the instructions here.
Monday – Chicken wings with pesto, salad and lacto-fermented kale stalks (above).
Tuesday – I attempted to make Chinese egg foo young from my new cookbook. Because I didn’t have a lot of the ingredients, I made some substitutes like kangaroo mince instead of ham and rice flour instead of coconut flour. They turned out tasty, but didn’t stick together like they were supposed to so, so no picture.
Wednesday – Spaghetti squash with homemade pesto and blue cheese.
Friday – Leftovers from Thursday.
Saturday – My housemate and I had a reptile-themed housewarming, so I made reptile-themed snacks. I made a pizza snake, a turtle dip (above), date and almond turtles and frog in a pond jelly shots.
Sunday – Hard boiled eggs with salad made of greens, red capsicum, tomato and cucumber.
Costs for Sunday’s meal: 2 eggs ($1), ½ cup Asian greens (15c), ½ red capsicum (15c), 1 tomato (20c), ¼ Lebanese cucumber (25c), ½ Tbsp olive oil (6c), 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar (16c) = $1.97 per serve. Most ingredients came from the markets.
What was on your menu last week?
PS. Congratulations to Eric, the winner of the Plan Save Thrive giveaway. I hope you enjoy your prize and thanks to everyone who entered.