30 Day Food Choices
Before leaving on our vacation we sat down and planned out our 30 day food choices. Just like our tiny house, we had a tiny refrigerator that would only hold just about a weeks worth of food. It was really interesting (and fun) to sit down and plan out our meals for the week.
You know how they say that it takes 21 days to create a new habit? We decided that since we only had a tiny refrigerator (and not a lot of food storage), we should use the time to develop some new food habits.
All 3 of us sat down together and discussed what we would eat and drink for the month.
Our drink of choice was water (and one cup of coffee in the morning). Water would be important since we were going to be spending a lot of time in the higher elevations of Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota and Utah. We went through 226 bottles of water! #1 Goal was met.
Our breakfast of choice was what we ate every morning at home – bacon and eggs.
Our lunch of choice was either soup or a sandwich or leftovers from dinner the night before.
We also had one piece of fruit every morning around 10:00 a.m. and again around 2:30 pm. This means that we bought a bag of fruit about every 3 days.
Portion control for dinner was made easy by using meat from Omaha Steaks and Butcher Box. Every Omaha box had 4 steaks or 4 pieces of chicken so we cooked all 4 of them and cut the 4th piece of meat into 2 pieces. This meant no leftovers and no over-eating.
One of the best choices that my husband made was to stop putting sugar in his coffee. We saved so much money not having to buy sugar! (He used to like a little coffee with his sugar). And – he has kept up the habit since we have been home.
It became easy to not overeat because we didn’t have a ton of room for any extra food. We bought food, we ate it and nothing spoiled.
The minute we got back home I went through our refrigerator, looked at what we had left behind and tossed a lot of food (sauces, etc) that we hadn’t used and wouldn’t be using any time soon. I really liked to be able to see all of my food at one time and use it all.
Our food choices actually saved us a lot of money. We may have spent about $250 on food for the entire month!
When we know what we have – we buy what we need and save money to have fun!
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