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Throwing Some Food Out

January 20th, 2019 at 10:41 am

The challenge this past week was to eat as much from the pantry, fridge and freezer as possible. In other words, not to buy more food before I ate what we had. I did really well. There wasn't physically anyway to actually eat it all, so as a result I have had to toss some food.

I didn't grocery shop until Friday night in order to buy more eggs and sausage for the rice mix. Because I buy organic eggs, I spent about $9.

I tossed out about a cup of cooked rice just now. It didn't go bad, but going forward I'm reducing most processed carbs. I'm also going to toss out the last bit of spaghetti sauce. Oh, and I had to toss the lunch meat as it was turning bad several days after the expiration.

I did eat up the following:
rice dinner mix
micro popcorn
pistachios
provolone cheese
salsa
eggs (husband helped)
apples
cucumbers
turkey crumbles (husband ate)
canned navy beans

I still have several slices of bread in the freezer, the sweet potato fries, dried cranberries, sour cream, 3 veggie burgers, 1/4c tomato sauce, dry kidney beans, and some corn chips.

I'm very happy with the progress, but honestly some of those items are not doing my body any favors and I may have to throw those out as well. Going forward we are going to focus on eating low carb vegetables and avoid all the processed carbs that our daughter's still can eat!

How is your low spend month or frugal month going? Have you been able to rein in your spending?

3 Responses to “Throwing Some Food Out”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    I think you did well using up what you had. Sometimes you have to throw stuff out for either safety or health reasons.

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    I have also been in a use-it-up mode. I have been making an inventory of cupboards and fridge before going grocery shopping so I have an idea of what we have and what will be needed. After eating supper, I have been salvaging any leftovers and either putting them in the freezer for another day or putting them in my lunch or breakfast for the next day. If I have leftover raw vegetables that are in need of being used up, I use them in my breakfast either as a side or mixed into my eggs. On Saturdays, when I go grocery shopping, I used whatever cash I have left to pay part of the grocery tab. Then, I pay an amount equal to coupon savings to either car savings or debt.

  3. Wink Says:

    I have been doing really well using things up in the pantry and freezer, but I am also trying to focus more on low carb eating so I'm donating a couple of boxes of pasta and a few other things to my local food pantry. They are doing a drive for government workers who are out of work and really hurting.

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