I’ve learned completely that protein is the way to go in the morning. If I want to make it through the morning to lunchtime without thinking about food constantly, I apparently have to have protein for breakfast. Eggs. Eggs are my savior in this, as I’ve been having a couple every morning. I wish they were my farm-fresh eggs, but the store-bought ones will have to do. They weren’t on sale when I had to have my daughter grab some eggs on the way home the other night. I figured, she was already out and about, so having her grab something on the way home was still true to the challenge, versus making someone have to go out for them for a special trip. She picked up eggs, a gallon of milk and some bacon.
So far, we haven’t shopped for our second trip yet, because I’m still trying to go through the stuff we have from the first. If I went shopping right now, I wouldn’t use all the stuff in the fridge, and it would, some of it, waste. I don’t want that, so I’m purposely trying to plan around that part.
I’ve been doing fruit for snacks and eating bananas all day long, ’cause we had so many of them we needed to get rid of before they went bad.
So one morning, I made a banana smoothie, then there was another blueberry bagel morning, but I added eggs to every morning, because the protein is that important to feeling satisfied throughout the day.
Lunch as been leftovers. This works for me, for the most part, because it uses up leftovers, helps prevent waste, and stretches a budget. I add a little fresh raw veggies or a little ‘salad’ to the leftovers to stretch it, or add some fresh fruit to it too.
Dinner is the part that’s the focus, really, and it’s the part that’s hardest to feed a family too. So far, I’ve been doing it, though, and I’ve been pretty pleased with the dishes I’ve come up with.
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