Thursday 23 February 2023

Thursday, 23-02-23: low spend February

 Morning, everyone!

Yesterday's meals:
Yummy but rather messy to eat.  Worth it though.
I added a grated baby beetroot into the coleslaw - nice.
The chicken looks tiny, I know, but it was plenty and filled me up.

Later on I had a plum and an orange.

This was a delicious dinner - cheesy chicken pasta bake with loads of added veg.
No room for any pud.

Today's plans

B:  fruit and yogurt
The usual.
SW:  half a syn for a flavoured yogurt and the fruit will be a mix of speed and free fruit

L:  chicken pasta bake, side salad; fruit
Leftovers from yesterday and very nice too
I might try making some mock garlic bread by rubbing a cut clove of garlic over a slice of bread, then spraying it and baking it (in Nellie).  Or I might not, I'll see how I feel.
SW:  one healthy extra A for grated cheese.

D:  peshawari style chicken, plenty of veg; yogurt
This is a portion of the sauce I made last weekend.  I will cook the veg and the chicken and then add the sauce plus some tropical fruit from the freezer and let it all simmer and reduce down a bit.  It should work well.
SW:  the sauce is half a B, a bit of an A and two syns while the yogurt is half a syn.

Ex:   SET class online, maybe a run/walk, depending on the weather

up to two healthy extra As
one healthy extra B (maybe)
three syns

What do I mean by low spend?

February is a low spend month.

Through January, I spent very little on non essential food and other items.  The idea was to spend nothing on non food things and I didn't quite achieve that but I was happy with how it went, all the same.
I was so pleased to be able to make some charitable donations as a result; it's so nice to see positive outcomes.

'Essential' means  food such as fresh fruit, veg and dairy/eggs and other essentials including things like cleaning products and toiletries although I think I am fine for the latter, plus anything necessary that comes up through the month

As for all other spending, there are a few items I need but not an awful lot so I'm really hoping it will also be low spend.

(Of course, all regular bills, direct debits, etc, will still be paid as usual)

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