(Not really because I hate Saturdays…)
Today felt good. I got all my college stuff straightened around (kind of) and I am taking one class this semester because that’s all I can afford right now. People ask me why I don’t get student loans. The answer to that question is because I don’t want to be in debt, I’m 18. I know it sounds stupid and it’s really not in “debt” I just have a little problem with spending money I don’t have. Is that too hard to understand? Excuse me for being responible!
Speaking of money, I stumbled upon a blog the other day that gave me an idea. This blogger is doing a $21 a week challenge. You can only spend $21 a week on food at the most. That’s $3 a day or $1 a meal! I’ve been wanting to do something like this but I have been pushing it off. I think it’s a neat idea because some people say to me, “I couldn’t be vegan it’s too expensive…” or “You must have to spend a lot of money on food…” This is not true! I certainly don’t have to spend as much as I do on food (which isn’t a whole lot) because a vegan diet can be ridiculously cheap. Sometimes I talk myself into buying unnessesary food items and I say to myself, “Hey, I can spend money on nice food because I’m not one of those girls who buys $1000 purses!”
Lets compare steak and tofu. Steak per pound: around $10 Tofu per pound: less than $3.
Dairy and meat are luxuries
I will start the challenge Sunday (pay day!) and I will try it out for about 5 weeks or so. This should be interesting because late summer is my favorite food season because of all the produce but on the other hand will this make it easier because my favorite produce will be in-season and cheap? We will have to wait to see what the future holds. Good thing I did my major grociery shopping last tuesday!
Some meals I plan on making:
Oatmeal with either fresh fruit, dried fruit, PB, nuts or the conbination of them all.
Cereal with the Greastest Granola
Yogurt with granola
Smoothies (frozen fruit!)
Loads of ideas
I still do plan on making sushi sometime, maybe Sunday night? Good thing I already bought Nori (wait is that cheating…?) and rice.