Saturday, 25 October 2014

Budget week begins!

You may have remembered from this post that I mentioned doing a week of budget-friendly meals for all those readers out there who are perhaps college/ university students/ on a tight budget/ can't justify spending $15 on chia seeds (I hear ya!)

Well today marks the first day of this weeks theme- cheaper... but still ridiculously healthy and yummy!... meals!
Before we dive in I thought I might just share today's brekky because it wasn't exactly cheap, but I figured it wouldn't exactly be featuring this week!
It involved some banana yoghurt:
 1/2 banana+ 3 big scoops of greek yoghurt whazzed together in a small food processor until smooth.

Chocolate cashew granola:
 3/4 cup muesli + a small bowl with 1/2 cup of almond milk+ 1 spoonful of cashew butter heated in microwave for 30 seconds then rubbed into muesli + a scoop of raw cacao- baked in oven (180 degrees celsius) for 15 mins.
And also some nice sun placement:
 And some fresh green grapes and leftover banana slices thrown in:

 How it looked after about 2 minutes :)
So onto the cheap meals!
Here's how it's gonna work. Everyday (well, Monday, Tuesday, possibly Wednesday and Friday) I will either post a breakfast/ lunch/ dinner that involves ingredients you can find in any grocery store that doesn't break the bank! Along with a rough total cost. The meals will be single serving, but doubling/ tripling/ quadrupling the amounts would be no problem whatsoever :)

Budget tip of the day:
Now, it's a common misconception that buying fresh veggies is extremely expensive. The only reason this could become expensive is if you buy the veggies, store them away and then forget about them, only to find them a week later sporting a funky goopy look and acrid smell.  Fresh veggies are relatively cheap (especially if they're in season) so make sure you stock up and then remember you've stocked up and throw them into anything! When in doubt- freeze them... seriously you can pretty much freeze anything!
I also found this while searching freezer memes:


Make sure you're ready for tomorrow's budget meal, I have a feeling it's going to be yum-tacular! (Yes. I just said that.)

What's your favourite super cheap meal?

Catch ya later! :D

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