Monday, 28 March 2022

Do the Maths!!

 


My Low Spend Challenge is still going on in many ways, and although I decided not to push myself to post every day or even show every single shopping trip (I've had a bad couple of weeks with my back), I am still keeping the spending much lower than I ever have before.  And it's not just in the food department that I want to limit my spending this year.

The moisturiser in the purple tube ran out two weeks ago and I rummaged through the bathroom baskets knowing I had at least two of the one that I use in Summer with the SPF20 protection factor.  I found that I had four!!  It will be interesting to see how long these last.  

I should have realised that I would have more than two as I do watch out for these being on offer in Sainsbugs which it regularly is.  In fact I've just popped over and checked on the website and it's £5 off at the moment.  So buying four ready for future use saves an impressive £20 ... which is obviously what I did last time!!


I'm trying to keep my meals as simple but as healthy as I can both for my health and because the warmer weather of the last few days meant that I didn't want to be spending ages cooking over a hot stove, so something like this has been my current go to.  

Just simple sautéed onion, peppers and tomatoes with lots of seasoning and 'ready to wok' noodles or ready cooked pasta thrown in for the last three or so minutes.  With a handful of mixed leaves for a green hit of goodness it's a nice light evening meal or a very filling lunch.  And it's a very economical meal too with the noodles being just 79p for a double pack in Aldi (£1 in Sainsbugs) and only a quarter of a pepper, half a dozen cherry tomatoes and half an onion.  I haven't actually done the maths ... maybe I should ... but it's going to be around a pound for the whole meal.

See now my brain is screaming 'DO THE MATHS' ... I bet I have done before the day is out!!


Sue xx



7 comments:

  1. Of course you will Sue! Stir fries are really quick meals aren't they, and good for using up odds and ends of veg/meat.

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  2. Good. That lunch or light supper looks tasty.

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    1. Super tasty, super quick and best of all ... minimal washing up :-)

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  3. I love those speedy noodle bits and bobs meals - they are always so very tasty! xx

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    1. I like that these quick meals use up all the odds and sods from the fridge and give you a clear drawer to restock.

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  4. I love making meals out of fridge leftovers, its gives me a sense of pride producing good food out of virtually nothing too! I've made bolognese and carbonara today out of bits and pieces. Served with spaghetti and cooked white cabbage to keep the carbs down is a healthy cheap meal. Like you I stock up on beauty offers, they go in a Present box. They can be a birthday present or I can use them, win, win.

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