9am: I have a late breakfast of toasted malt granary bread with peanut butter and a cup of tea, coming in at under 11p, as surprisingly I am not too hungry this morning! I am feeling a little under the weather, there is definitely a cold or flu lurking, but I feel that this has been coming for the last month. I have lots to do this morning but feel full enough to tackle it all.
3pm: I have had the most productive morning and have even managed to fit a Barre class in, but now am ravenous and want something quick. I whip up a Green Omelette (ie jam-packed with spinach) sprinkle over paprika and a little salt and it is delicious, coming in at under 42p. Just what the doctor ordered. I feel that I am getting on ok with the Breadline Challenge, provided that I am able to plan ahead and think if I am out for meetings that day. But I do have, quite possibly the biggest sweet tooth in the country and I am really feeling my sugar withdrawals. I know that this is really a good thing, but for me, life is too short to not have the odd, naughty treat… just not so great when you can’t afford it! I use my head and realise that I have oats, a banana, peanut butter and oil, at least some of the vital ingredients for flapjacks. I whip up a flapjack batter and pop it into the oven whilst I enjoy my omelette. Fingers crossed it’s a good recipe…
4pm: FLAPJACK TIME! I can’t contain my excitement, they look nice, smell nice, I even had the patience to let them cool a bit on the wire rack. Anyway, I sit down and sigh in anticipation, I take the first bite. You know, it is actually quite nice. It is never going to be like the usual, as this has no sugar/honey/maple in it at all, so it is far from saccharine, but there is a pleasant, subtle sweetness from the banana and a nuttiness from the peanut butter. I am happy, this will do, especially as my tastebuds can't quite remember what sugar is like anyway! In retrospect, I would have waited until the banana was a little more ripe (and sweeter), but I was too impatient. I made 4 generous-sized flapjacks from 4 ingredients for under 24p. Not bad. This will definitely be relied upon for energy dips in my days.
7.45pm: Still full on flapjacks, I prepare Hubble’s tuna steak and noodles, and start to puree my tomato and peppers for the base of my soup. I finally add a little full-fat milk and chopped sausage. The soup tastes wonderful and actually doesn’t need the sausages at all, but I thought I would pop them in for protein’s sake. 47p/portion.
10.30pm: I go to bed happy.
(Here is how I did on Tuesday: http://www.shiviramoutar.com/blog/2014/11/26/the-breadline-challenge-tuesday)
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