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Week One of May 9-16 Prices

Monday, May 13, 2013

Well, I don't think I did too badly this week. There's a reasonable variety of foods, considering nothing was on sale. I estimated the cost of some things that are new for this month, like the sweet potato, and need to check on other prices to see if they've changed. Eggs and produce especially. I've been trying to increase my carbs, and it's not as easy as it seems like it should be! This week's food is entered as March 2010.

Day 1 -
Breakfast - oatmeal with butter, cream and splenda; eggs scrambled in butter
Lunch - Cabbage and Mackerel Salad
Supper - skin from a bag of chicken leg quarters, tomato with dressing

Day 2 -
Breakfast - sausage and eggs
Lunch - salad of chicken, celery, sunflower seeds, mayo and egg
Supper - Curried Chicken Loaf, sweet potato with butter

Day 3 -
Breakfast - sausage and eggs
Lunch - Cabbage and Mackerel Salad
Supper - Dump Sticky Chicken, cauli-rice

Day 4 -
Breakfast - yogurt, cream, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, flaxmeal
Lunch - cheese omelet
Supper - Sausage and Hominy Casserole

Day 5 -
Breakfast - oatmeal with cream, butter and splenda; eggs with butter
Lunch - salad of Curried Chicken Loaf, cabbage, onion, mayo, sunflower seeds
Supper - Dump Sticky Chicken, green beans

Day 6 -
Breakfast - MIM with butter, cottage cheese
Lunch - salad of chicken, celery, sunflower seeds, mayo, egg
Supper - Sausage and Hominy Casserole

Day 7 -
Breakfast - Donut Muffin with butter, cottage cheese with sunflower seeds
Lunch - cheese omelet, lettuce with ranch dressing
Supper - Dump Sticky Chicken, broccoli and carrots

The estimated total cost of the food eaten (not what was purchased, but how much of that was actually eaten) is $23.39 for the week, or an average of $3.34 per day.

It averaged 1764 calories per day, 121 grams of fat, 113 grams of protein, 45 grams of total carbs, 16 grams of fiber, and 29 net carbs. To put these in context, I'm aiming for around 1700 - 1800 calories per day, around 50 net carbs, and probably around 60-65% fat. I'm pretty close on everything except net carbs, and, as I said earlier, I am intentionally aiming for about twice what I usually eat for real. There is a learning curve in adding carbs as well as in cutting them!

Here are links to the recipes:

Mackerel and Cabbage Salad - recipes.sparkpeople.com/

Curried Chicken Loaf - recipes.sparkpeople.com/

Italian Sausage and Hominy Casserole - recipes.sparkpeople.com/

Dump Sticky Chicken - recipes.sparkpeople.com/

Donut Muffin - lowcarbdiets.about.com/o
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