For The Love Of Banting: Beginner Budget Challenge Meal Plan - Week 2 - UNDER R180!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Beginner Budget Challenge Meal Plan - Week 2 - UNDER R180!


With the rising food costs and general cost of living we always hear how "expensive" banting is - but it really doesn't have to be. It's as expensive or as cheap as you want it to be!

I can make all the meals in week 1 below, for instance, for well under R180 if I plan ahead and buy foods when they're on special - and budget around that.

Remember you do have the option of swapping out meals for different days - but it will affet your totals. This is completely up to you and what you will like to eat though - these are just a guideline.

The budget challenge will commence the beginning May - here is the second weeks meal plan.


Don't forget to click on respective recipes where applicable to see what you're making - and I'll be adding more as we go along - so bookmark the page!


Week 2

Monday

Breakfast

Omelette with 1 whole chopped fried tomato fried in Holsum as a filling.

Cost of meal: R6.80

Lunch

Cheesy warm Tuna Salad: 1 tin tuna, 1 portion grated cabbage, 1 grated carrot all mixed and fried in holsum. Remove from heat then top with 30g cheddar

Cost of Meal: R15.65

Dinner

Chicken Liver Curry (Make 2 portions)

Cost of Meal: R7.75

Total Cost for the Day: R30.20


Tuesday

Breakfast


Scrambled Egg, with 1 whole tomato fried in Holsum - Sliced.


Cost of Meal: R6.15

Lunch

Leftover Chicken Liver Curry

Cost of Meal: R7.75

Dinner

Minced Beef and Chicken Heart Cheesy Patties (Make double this recipe)
Served with Sauteed Cabbage as a base

Cost of Meal: R8-65

Total Cost for the day: R22.25


Wednesday

Breakfast


3 Eggs fried in 1 tbs Holsum served with sliced cucumber



Cost of Meal: R5.50


Lunch

Leftover Minced Beef and Chicken Heart Cheesy Patties (Make double this recipe)
Served with Sauteed Cabbage as a base

Cost of Meal: R8-65


Dinner

Braai'ed Chicken Hearts (2 skewers) served with Steamed and Stir fried Carrots (2) and Half Mashed Gem Squash (Make double portions - so 4 skewers)

Cost of Meal: R9.30

Total Cost for the day: R23.45


Thursday

Breakfast


2 Egg Fritatta with 1/4 bunch spinach and 3 tbs amasi cream cheese plus 1 whole avo. (Depending on cost) all fried in 1 tbs Holsum

Cost of Meal: R10.50

Lunch

Leftover Braai'ed Chicken Hearts (2 skewers) served with Steamed and Stir fried Carrots (2) and Half Mashed Gem Squash (Make double portions - so 4 skewers)

Cost of Meal: R9.30

Dinner

Curried Chicken Feet served with fried cabbage rice in holsum
(Make a double portion)

Cost of meal: R9

Total cost for the Day: R28.80


Friday

Breakfast


Falooda Seeds Breakfast (Use this recipe as a base) but use 150ml of Amasi to soak Falooda - sweetener optional.



Cost of Meal: R3.16

Lunch

Leftover Curried Chicken Feet served with fried cabbage rice in holsum
(Make a double portion)

Cost of meal: R9

Dinner

Tuna Egg muffins x 3 with half gem squash mashed, sauteed cabbage in holsum

Cost of meal: R8.60

Total cost for the day: R20.76


Saturday

Breakfast


3 x mini quiche (Use this recipe as a base) - but instead of the given fillings, add spinach (about 1/4 of a bunch per 3 quiche) and 30g grated cheddar cheese as well.



Cost of Meal: R8.20


Lunch


Tuna Egg muffins x 3 with half gem squash mashed, sauteed cabbage in holsum

Cost of meal: R8.60

Supper

Chicken Livers served with Cabbage rice fried in Holsum  (1 portion being around 1/8th of a large cabbage). (Make a double batch for lunch tomorrow too)

Cost of Meal: R7.45

Total cost for the day: R24.25


Sunday

Breakfast



Scrambled Egg with 1/4 bunch spinach - all fried in holsum with 30g cheese and cucumber on the side (1/4 cucumber)


Cost of meal: R8

Lunch

Leftover Chicken Livers served with Cabbage rice fried in Holsum  (1 portion being around 1/8th of a large cabbage). (Make a double batch for lunch tomorrow too)

Cost of Meal: R7.45

Dinner

"Steak" (50g mince) and Kidney (100g) fried in holsum with 1/2 onion and 1 tomato served with sauteed cabbage fried in holsum

Cost of meal: R11.95

Total cost for the day: R27.40


Total cost for the 2nd week: R177.11

All prices above are based on Checkers, Pick n Pay and Food Lovers Market.


If you can, purchase from street vendors, or pick up specials at Food Lovers Market and stock budget items, you can easily shave off money off this amount by doing so!

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