Eating Well On $3 Per Day: Day 15

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Orange, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 cup of plain yogurt with 1 tablespoon blackberry preserves added. Tea. Calories 380.

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Chicken soup and corn chips. Calories 490.

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2/3 cup frozen peas and 2 diced carrots steamed with butter, salt and pepper. 2 eggs over easy and a piece of butter toast, with tea. Calories 450.

Eating Well on $3 Per Day: Day 13

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1 cup oatmeal, an orange, tea. Calories 360.

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Tuna sandwich with those invisible corn chips. Calories 375.

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This dish is 1/4 of a cabbage sautéed in butter with 1/4 of an onion, garlic and salt and pepper. It is topped with a chopped hardboiled egg and 1 oz. of cheddar cheese. Served with toast and butter. Calories 515.

 

 

Eating Well on $3 Per Day: Day 12

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2 eggs over easy, 3 oz. of Polish sausage, toast with butter. Calories 315

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Chicken soup with 2 pieces of toast with butter (which did not make it into the photo) Calories 550.

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This dish is made with 2 oz. noodles, 2/3 cup frozen peas, 1/2 of a 5 oz. can on tuna, 1/2 an onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt and salt and pepper. Steamed broccoli with butter on the side. Calories 405.

Eating Well on $3 Per Day: Day 11

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1 cup oatmeal, an orange, tea. Calories 360.

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Chicken, garlic and butter with noodles. Calories 390.

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Tuna sandwich made with 1/2 of 5 oz. can of tuna, 1 tablespoon plain yogurt, 1 rib celery. I also ate corn chips with meal, but they did not make it into the photo. Calories 375.

Eating Well On $3 Per Day: Day 10

 

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French Toast made with 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon butter, 2 pieces bread and topped with a tablespoon blackberry preserves, side of orange. Calories 510.

 

 

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Chicken soup made with 4 oz. noodles, 1 cup beans, meat of one huge chicken thigh, 2 stalks celery, 1 carrot, 3 cloves garlic, one onion, and all the fat that cooked off the baking chicken thighs a couple days ago. It made so much, I divided it into three servings with 350 calories each.

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2 stalks celery, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 oz. corn chips, an orange. Yeah, today is heavy on oranges. Yum! Calories 400.

 

Eating Well On $3 Per Day: Day 9

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Toast with 2 tablespoons peanut butter and sliced banana, tea. This was day 9 for the bananas, and this one was a little mushy. calories 440

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PB & J and an orange. And yes, the day is a little heavy on the PB. The sacrifices we make to meet our goals. {stage directions: she throws her arm over her face.}

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2 oz. spaghetti, 2.2 oz. of dark meat from one of the thighs (these must have come from huge chickens–the thigh meat, off the bone weighed 4.3-4.6 oz. per each!) 1 clove garlic, handful of shredded spinach. Calories 390. A little low on the calories today, but went over 1500 yesterday, so it balances out.

Eating Well on $3 Per Day: Day 8

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Toast with 2 tablespoons peanut butter and sliced banana, tea: calories 440

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Chili-second serving of what I made the other day. Added in a piece of toast with butter. Calories 535

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This plate of nachos is 2 servings. I shared with my son. You see here 2 oz. of blue corn chips, 1 cup white beans mashed with 1/2 can of diced tomatoes, 2 oz. shredded cheddar cheese, a handful of spinach shredded and a couple spoonfuls of plain yogurt on top. Each serving was 540 calories.

 

Eating Well on $3.00 Per Day: Day 6

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Toast with 2 tablespoons peanut butter and sliced banana, tea (’cause a girl’s gotta have caffeine) calories 440

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Second serving of the veggies, peanut butter and noodle stir-fry. Calories 500.

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Chili-made with 1/3 of the marinar sauce and then added 1 cup of cooked white beans and 1/2 can of diced tomatoes and the rest of the chili spice packet, that did not get put on the baked chicken. Added in a piece of toast with butter. Calories 535