I’m actually leaving for out of town today for work, so yesterday was a little crazy getting things all ready for the crew while I’m gone.

I did a little pasta sauce in the crock pot yesterday, so we had that with some pasta for dinner. This morning, I put a pork roast in the crock pot, so the boys should be able to enjoy that with the pasta sauce leftovers until I get back. I tried to calculate the costs for all of the meals, just to finish up with this week of more mindful eating.

Wednesday

Breakfast
Organic quinoa, cinnamon, fair trade banana (I make this at the beginning of the week to last us all week) + splash of organic milk
$0.60 x 3 servings = $1.80

Lunch
Leftover gumbo from the night before – freebie
Hard-boiled (local, free-range) egg, organic grapes, nuts, cheese (we packed Jasper’s lunch) –  $2

Dinner
Leftover gumbo from the night before – freebie
Organic salad with homemade dressing – $1

Snacks
Organic apples x3 –  $1.95
Dark chocolate x2 – $0.60

Total for the day = $7.35

Thursday

Breakfast
Organic yogurt and homemade granola – $2 (Jasper and I)
Organic quinoa “bake” from previous few days – $0.60 (Grant)

Lunch
Leftover gumbo from the night before – freebie (finally gone!)
Scrambled eggs with veggies for Jasper – $1.50

Dinner
Homemade pasta sauce (canned from this year’s garden) – freebie
Local, happy ground beef – $4.75
Red wine – $0.50
Whole wheat pasta – $1
Parmesan cheese – $0.40
Organic salad with homemade dressing – $1.50

Total for the day = $12.25

Friday

Breakfast
Organic yogurt and homemade granola – $2 (Jasper and I)
Organic quinoa “bake” from previous few days – $0.60 (Grant)

Lunch
PB&J sandwiches, organic grapes, organic carrots (packed lunches for Jasper and Grant) – $3.75
Leftover pasta for me – freebie

Dinner
Local, happy pork roast with onions, potatoes, and carrots (recipe to come) – $12 but enough for at least three meals

Total for the day = $18.35

More thoughts on this week’s “hunger challenge” to come…

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