The Breadline Challenge: Day 4

Thursday

11am:  I had an early morning meeting and had to rush out of the house this morning.  I wasn’t hungry, so I didn’t feel bad.  I’ve just got home and I am now pretty famished.  I whip up smashed banana pancakes (made with banana, milk and egg) and eat it with melted peanut butter.  They taste divine and are packed with protein and cost under 25p/portion.  I am feeling full!

Smashed Banana Pancakes with melted Peanut Butter

Smashed Banana Pancakes with melted Peanut Butter

2.30pm:  Home after a busy morning, that included taking my remaining £1.45 up to the high street to splurge!  The splurge ended up being a solitary carrot, but all ended well after I popped into Wholefoods to pick up dinner bits for Hubbles and they obviously were feeling the Thanksgiving spirit as they were giving tasters of their Pumpkin Pie (naturally I indulged) and were also giving away chocolate coins.  I took 2 of the latter and showed self-control by not eating them there and then.  I have an idea of how to use them…  I am now boiling my carrot and roasting garlic for my lunch.  Roasted Garlic Carrot soup, under 16p!

Creamy and smoky Roasted Garlic and Carrot Soup.

Creamy and smoky Roasted Garlic and Carrot Soup.

 4pm:  I melted one of the chocolate coins and drizzled it over a flapjack.  Heaven.  I am in actual heaven!  ... I ate it too quickly to take a photo of it and anyway it didn't look very pretty, but it tasted pretty amazing!

 7.30pm:  Hubble actually was jealous of my sausage dinner yesterday so wanted a casserole tonight.  Whilst that is bubbling away, I make absolutely wonderful little oatcakes from lentils, spinach, caramelised onion and oats with a makeshift ‘ketchup’ (really a puree) from sautéed peppers and paprika.  I can imagine given a storecupboard of spices that you can really go mad with flavouring these oatcakes.  Mine were simple but tasty and just 45p for a portion.

Lentils, spinach and caramelised onion oatcakes with pepper and paprika 'ketchup'

Lentils, spinach and caramelised onion oatcakes with pepper and paprika 'ketchup'

9pm:  I break into the second of 4 of my emergency hot choc sachets, at 25p, it is Thanksgiving after all and I am thankful that a) I got a bit of give-away pumpkin pie and some freebie choc coins, and b) the Breadline Challenge is just for one week and I am fortunate enough to not have to eat on such a small amount.

(Here is how I did on Wednesday: http://www.shiviramoutar.com/blog/2014/11/27/the-breadline-challenge-day-3)

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