Thursday, 2 May 2013

Live Below the Line - The Final Day

It's only a matter of hours until my Live Below the Line challenge comes to an end. It's been difficult in parts, more so on some days than others. I've been tired, forgetful and hungry most of the time, but that could just be me on a normal day sometimes... The initial shop was very difficult and I still don't think I made the best choices in some ways, I could have actually bought a larger quantity of stuff from value ranges, but I wanted to buy vegetables and was keen to try and make nutritious tasty recipes wherever possible... I think I have achieved that as much as I could. It's very difficult to buy small amounts of food on a small budget, bulk buy and you can get bargains, but if you only want a little of things it is an incredibly hard way to live. The lack of choice and variety has also been one of the most challenging aspects.

You can see below what I made each day and how much each meal cost, I'll be publishing the recipes in due course as the Dal and the Chickpea Curry were really tasty. I might wait a few weeks before making flat breads again, but at 2p a pop they are pretty good tasty value...

Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored me, I have raised an amazing £640 which is just so much more than I ever thought was possible, you're a generous bunch out there.

My Menu 

Butternut Squash Soup with flat breads – 37p
Lentil Dal with flat breads – 51p

Butternut Squash Soup with flat breads – 37p
Chickpea, Tomato and Paprika Stew with flat breads – 51p

Chickpea, Tomato and Paprika Stew (sick of flat breads) – 47p
Spaghetti with Tomato, Chilli and Anchovies – 67p

Leek and Potato Soup with flat breads – 51p
Chickpea Carrot and Butternut Curry with flat breads – 37p
Banana – 12p

Chickpea Carrot and Butternut Curry with flatbreads – 37p
Lentil Dal with flatbreads – 47p
Banana – 12p 

£4.86 in Total

 Below fed two of us for all meals for 5 days...

1 comment:

  1. Well done for making it through, I am not sure I could of stuck with it.

    Fantastic you raised so much, and cant wait to see the chickpea curry recipe.


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