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Budget challenge

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Hi All

Hope everyone had a good week๐Ÿ™‚

I already live on a budget but decided to try the ยฃ1 daily budget challenge, basically trying to get 3 meals within budget per day. I'd seen this challenge on various social media platforms and thought with the current global situation it might be worth a try. (I am very aware that many people don't actually have a choice about the limited amount they can spend or what they can spend it on).

I wanted to keep it as healthy and LC as possible which in itself was a challenge. I spent ยฃ1.80 for 2 days worth of meals:

B:Rice pudding

L:Baked beans / Sardines on toast without butter

D:Carrot soup-used 2/3 of 1kg pack.

Sliced and boiled carrots with sachet from noodles as flavouring. When tender, put carrots in blender until smooth. Returned to the pan with extra boiling water adding half the noodle block. Very filling๐Ÿ™‚

Still had carrots and bread left over, which I froze.


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Well done for challenging yourself and succeeding EmTee, not an easy thing to do.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚

EmTee in reply to Rachmaninov2

Thanks Rachmaninov2 not sure I could do it long term but glad to get in a few healthy options๐Ÿ™‚

Rachmaninov2 in reply to EmTee

Yes, thats exactly what I was thinking, it might get more tricky if you had to do it long term.

You could make carrot balls if you have some flour? Grate carrots and add what you want.

Cooper27Administrator in reply to Catatvet05

Carrot, Cumin and kidney bean burgers would be easy to make for a tasty meal too :)

Catatvet05 in reply to Cooper27

Perfect ๐Ÿ‘Œ

EmTee in reply to Catatvet05

Not heard of those before, how is it prepared?

That's so cool! I'm useless at planning my menus and budgeting, but you've inspired me! Thank-you!

EmTee in reply to mama2nana

๐Ÿ™‚just trying to stay motivated myself mama2nana, there are lots of ideas in this community that help though


Hello EmTee I'm impressed with this as many people have to live on a tight budget and this shows just what can be done so well done you and thanks for sharing. It also shows that there is no need to waste food. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

Hi EmTee, that's an interesting challenge. I'm sorry I don't know what "LC" means.

EmTee in reply to Butterckup

I'm on a low calorie food plan -don't like the word 'diet'

Butterckup in reply to EmTee

Thank you

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