Friday, May 30, 2008

Can I just win Lotto already?!

Today was a very discouraging eating day. I have had quite a few no shows and cancellations this week and it is definitely starting to affect my wallet. Which, in turn, affects what I can afford to buy food wise.

I desperately need to go to the grocery store but am waiting till next week to find out how much money I can spend on food after rent and bills are paid. This sucks! I really want to eat fresh, healthy locally grown foods but being cash poor at the moment is making it incredibly hard. It didn't help either that I ate very little throughout the day so that after a full days work my body was ravenous. Again, not the best time to make food decisions. Couple that will the fact that I need to make my money stretch further and we are right back to square one. Buying high calorie, low nutrition food for under $7. THAT IS HOW I GOT THIS BIG IN THE FIRST FRIGGIN' PLACE! I WANT OUT OF THIS CYCLE! NOW!!

I get so frustrated sometimes with my lack of imagination when it comes to healthy cheap foods. I have champagne tastes on a beer budget. In this country that's not a good thing because everything fresh and nutritious costs the most. So what do I do? Does anyone out there have any suggestions?

I know that this post seems angry, cause it is, but I don't want that to be the tone of my blog. So I am going to suck it up, drink some water and try to get a good nights sleep so that I may start fresh and new tomorrow.

See ya then!


Lorrie said...

Hey Olivia! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
I totally agree with you about finding it difficult to eat healthfully on a low budget. I've thought about this a lot, and there are a lot of resources and websites online that list the best budget friendly health foods.

Here are mine:
Beans (canned or regular, they are easy to make, versatile, delicious and full of fiber! oh, and really cheap!)(4 cans for less than $4)
Bag of frozen chicken breasts (about $12)
2-4 cans diced tomatoes ($2-3)
Bananas (really cheap! $2.50 for about 5)
Bag of potatoes ($3)
head of lettuce ($1)
cucumber (two for $1)
eggs (eggs are miracle food! haha about $2 for a dozen)
brown rice ($3)
yogurt (buy in bulk! less than $4)

I could go on, but I think when we get creative with the basics, its easy to have cheap, healthy and delicious meals :)

Olivia said...

Thanks Lorrie! :D

Anonymous said...

Yay, Olivia!!!! I LOVE YOU!! I am here with you babe and you can count on me for that call you need to make at 2 am because you are standing in front of the fridge freaking out (if that ever happens)! I will be here to help you in what ever way I can. You have inspired me!

Jenn M said...

Here are some things I've learned from my mom

1. - you can freeze pizza. If you get a cheese / veggie thin crust pizza it isn't bad for you at all. Plus, if you freeze it and your rushed out the door .. you can just grab it and heat it and eat it.
2. Make a big pot of soup or chili and again.. freeze it. Freeze it in small containers too.. that way you can just run grab and heat and eat!.