May has been another month of being too sick to do anything! I am hoping this year starts to be better, as 3 of the 5 months I have been sick.
So starting tomorrow, I will again try to be aware of what I eat and the cost of each thing. I have started ordering from Misfits Markets and have received 2 boxes so far, if I can fit it into my monthly budget, I want to subscribe at least Bi-Weekly. They offer produce labeled as “Ugly” and unable to be sold in stores. The quality of the foods is not affected by the outside blemishes and so far I have not had anything bad enough to be tossed. Here is a picture of the stuff in my first box: a clam shell of greens, an acorn squash, 2 sweet green peppers, a leek, 7 small red potatoes, 2 zucchini, 6 tangelos, 3 mangoes, a bunch of baby kale, 2 baby bok choy, 4 pears, and 5 hot peppers, I treated them as Jalapenos.
So far I have made: cheese stuffed Jalapeno poppers, potato-leek soup, acorn squash baked rings, sauteed bok choy, the peppers were fried for Italian sausage sandwiches, zucchinis were made into zucchini-parmesan fritters, and I just ate the tangelos, pear and mango straight up yummy.
This is the box the produce comes in, with everything being compostable and “green” including the wrapping around the vegetables which are reusable green produce bags which can be reused multiple times until you choose to put it into a compost pile.
So for the days between June 1st and June 9th I will try to buy nothing new, as I have a bit of food leftover which I will use. It is mostly frozen, but I do have another box of produce coming tomorrow also. I have a flexible plan at this point.
Breakfasts are 2 eggs with some cheese or vegetables. I am also condensing the hours I eat so mostly I will have 2 meals and a snack or 2, also know as IF, Intermittent Fasting. Generally I will eat within a 10 hour window or less each day. So when I wake up I will just have coffee with cream or black for a couple of hours and water.
The main meal will be 4 or less ounces of protein with vegetables and something like riced cauliflower, regular rice, pasta, or potato. I have ground chicken, ground beef, Italian sausage, and Polish sausage. Some burger and hot dog rolls, and several skinny sandwich bread. Today I bought some strawberries to use as a snack or dessert.
I am also still working on the things I have to do for the new medical issues I have. as well as still trying to meditate and clean up emails. So I am keeping up as much as I can with my year’s goals. Even if I can’t get on each day to blog I will keep a running record of food and prices with my meals and other purchases. As of right now I really have no plans for purchases, but with at least 2 medical visits this month, 1 out of town, hard to tell what expense will be involved beyond travel expenses.