I mentioned that our family is doing the Live Below the Line challenge this week. I thought I would share a little about what we have been eating.
Sunday we made two loaves of white bread. We normally only eat whole wheat bread but for the purpose of this challenge the plain while all purpose flour was the cheapest. We put them up and cut into the first loaf on Monday when we started this challenge. I am surprised how bland white bread tastes. We make most of our bread here at the house and I haven't had white bread since I married The Man in 2005. The recipes are almost identical but it just doesn't seem to have the depth of the wheat bread we normally eat. I will be thankful to have wheat bread back when this challenge is done.
The kids have been doing OK but they sure miss the options to have as much fruit and veg as they like for snacks as well as yogurt, cheese, or applesauce. I have been trying get them on a feeding schedule always but it has always failed me. They are grazers which is probably better for them but I have been thwarting that this week. Life will be back to normal come Saturday. They older two are quite picky eaters while the little two will eat almost anything. It has been easy feeding the little two. The older two not so much.
The Man and I have also not been able to have our several snacks of fruit or veg this week. The food portions have been fine it is just having snacks that is hard. We are both on a diet to lose weight at the moment as well. He is on a diet to lose weight for his job and I am on a diet from the doctor due to some health issues. I have lost one pound this week. I haven't found that the meals are too small or not fulfilling but I will be thankful to be able to have my two small snacks back everyday come Saturday. Also to have more fruit and veg in our meals will be nice.
Day 1 for me-
Breakfast was oatmeal with a bit
Lunch was spaghetti noodles with butter, garlic, onion, and
Snack was an orange that one of the kids didn't finish
lentil tacos- homemade tortilla, lentil taco filling, cheddar, lettuce, soured
cream, and salsa
Breakfast- oatmeal with sugar and jam
Lunch- Peanut butter
and Jelly sandwich
Snack- canned peach slices
dinner- lentil chili and
Day 3 so far:
Breakfast- oatmeal with sugar and cinnamon
Lunch- potato topped with leftover lentil chili
My drinks have been water or plain unsweetened cold tea.
I must say I am super impressed with the number and quality of the generic store brand foods here.