It’s Hump Day and before I know it, weekend is around the corner. This morning I did one of Bodyrock.tv older workout since Zuzana didn’t post any new one yesterday. It was ok, but I wish I should push myself harder to prevent plateauing. You might wonder why I am so eager to get up at 4:30-5:00 am in the morning everyday just to squeeze in the workout? Well, for me working out actually clears up my mind and makes me feel I accomplish something for the day. After working at the same place for a while, it could become daunting and flat. I’m not saying I don’t like what I’m doing now.
Anyway, enough rant. Let’s move on to the food.
I’m getting lazier to eat post workout snack and pack another food for breakfast to bring to work, so I just combined them together instead.
Half sweet potato and Applegate Organic Roast Beef Slices
That didn’t really sustain me until lunch time so I snacked on some coconut flakes.
Lunch was another deja vu from dinner.
Plus Lotus Root Soup.
Not sure why the lotus root soup turned out to be darker than the last time I made it. I made it exactly the same way. Probably because I boiled more roots in the soup?
Those are “loquat” or according to wikipedia it could also be referred as “Japanese plum” and “Chinese plum” (Wiki source). These fruits are used to make Chinese cough syrup known as “Pei Pa Koa“. You might have noticed I mentioned I took that syrup whenever my throat feels scratchy or dry.
This was my first time eating fresh loquat. The best part is they are ORGANIC because they came from my sister in law’s parent’s backyard. Currently they are not completely ripe yet so the they aren’t that sweet. When the skin turns into deep orange color, according to Hubby K, it’ll taste really sweet. Geez, I wonder if I could wait that long.
Ok now about the post title..you might wonder what is it about? Well let’s say that from now on I’ll be the only one who’ll bring in the money to the house. This means I might have to adjust our spending. If you notice, recently I started to shop at Organic store or Farmer’s market to get organic produce or grassfed beef etc. That might have to be limited. We actually do not eat out that often but we do spend quite some for grocery (plus mortgage, utilities etc). We don’t even shop clothing that much either, let alone furniture (it’s about more than a year we got this place and we are still using our apartment-style furniture instead of real ones).
Anyway, here’s my plan:
I will only buy strawberries for organic fruits. Other than that I’ll just either skip them or buy conventionally. For meat, I’ll stick to conventional lean cuts (boneless skinless chicken breast, lean cut beef and some lamb). For once in a while splurge, I might buy grass fed ground beef.
Alright, this gal needs to get ready to shower and get some zzzz so she’ll have enough rest and sleep to get up early tomorrow to bring home the food after her usual morning ritual.
Tell me about your food budget strategy. Ironically, Kath also posted something similar as well.