Ok, the first part of this post concentrates on the lunches I'd buy because I was trying to live within the P100/day budget. I have previously mentioned that during the earlier part of this "poverty diet", I had not figured out that I needed a lifestyle change and that terrible eating habits were the very reason that all my salary would fly off to Makati Medical Center in the first place.
Anyway, I did not document it here but one of the cheapest places to eat near my work area was Jollibee. They have value meals that are worth P49. I would feel absolutely silly if I posted photos of Jollibee value meals when everyone knows what they look like. Hehe. So what I'm going to say next is that at some point (for about two weeks), I became a regular Makati office person and bought food from what we would call "The Jallijeep".
Ei, don't knock it till you try it. They have veggies! That was important to me. (And "Ate" was always cheerful about selling her wares. She'd even give me extra.)
Sometimes, I'd also dine at Tropical Hut during the weekends.
And then here's what I bought at A.Venue's SM Hypermarket bread store:
Aaaaand there's the almighty Turkey Spam.
Ok, remember I did say that I wasn't too concerned about my health during the earlier part? Well, after living like this for about two weeks, I realized that I could hit two birds with one stone if I cooked my own meals. One: Preparing my own lunches meant that I would know all the ingredients in what I eat, thereby helping me calculate the nutrients and fiber intake that I'd need for an entire day. Two: It's hella cheaper!
Here are samples of my kitchen experiments.
Anyway, I hope I didn't bore you with this post. If you are interested in my other kitchen concoctions, I've set up an album for my "Home Cooking" at my Facebook Page.
Up next: The P100-A-Day Challenge: Merienda.
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