Live Below the Line: Day 1 Breakfast

So it is Day 1 of the Live Below the Line challenge. Still plenty of time left to sponsor me if you haven’t already.  This morning’s breakfast was an exciting affair of a toasted pitta bread with a smear of soft cheese, lightly flavoured with garlic and herbs. Tres delicious.

I’m feeling pretty good so far. I’ve done a bit of light housework and gardening this morning and left breakfast until late. To be honest, a piece of toast or a pitta is not outside of my usual breakfast routine, so nothing too taxing so far.

I’ve decided to break down my food consumption by calorie, fat and saturated fat content – to see if eating cheaply leads to eating a high proportion of sat fats. I will also try to calculate roughly the cost of each meal to give an idea of a running total across the week.

I’m using value sweetners in my tea, which we already had in the house. They cost £1.40 for 1400 and I figure that I’ll probably use less than 20 in the week, at a cost of about 2p. This will go on my final budget.

Day 1 Breakfast

Soft cheese with garlic and herbs – 25 calories, 1.7g fat, 1.1g sat fat, 3.5p
Value pitta bread – 130 calories, 1g fat, 0 saturates, 3.3p
2 x cup of value tea with a value sweetener – Negligible nutrition, 0.3p

Meal cost: 7.1p
Calorie Content – 155
Fat Content – 2.7g
Saturated Fat – 1.1g


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