June 23, 2010 at 7:55 pm 12 comments

Check out this totally awesome work of photography!

Slightly blurry, dim-lighting, really awful

I need to work on my photography skills!  Until then, enjoy my sub-par iPhone photography 😉

But this, along with a peach, was my afternoon snack.  I was convinced I would need to break my “no buying food” rule this week and go buy an additional snack, but this seemed to hold me over for the rest of the afternoon.  Phew!

For dinner, we had one of hubby’s buds over so we had our BBQ dinner.  Look at this plate.  What do you notice?

Veggie burger with grilled pineapple and BBQ sauce, baked beans, and corn on the cob

No green!!!  I have become so used to having at least something green on my dinner plate that it was almost upsetting to see this green-less plate.  I don’t really consider corn a vegetable, just like I don’t consider white potatoes a vegetable.  They are their own class of vegetables.  I think of them more like carby starches, like pasta or bread.  Does this make sense?  Am I rambling?

But this was a good dinner.  Lots of protein and very filling.  For dessert, I had a Vanilla Smoothie bar.  90 calories!

Vanilla is an underrated flavour

Ok, let me try to calculate the cost of this:

  • Veggie burger – 90 cents
  • Bun – 40 cents
  • Pineapple – 30 cents
  • BBQ sauce – 10 cents?
  • Corn – 25 cents
  • Beans – 50 cents
  • Smoothie bar – 80 cents

Total for dinner = $3.25

Hey, big spender! 🙂

Along with my goal to not spend any money on extra food, I would also like to make the goal of drinking at least one bottle of water a day.  I am the worst when it comes to drinking water!  I used to be better, but now when it’s especially important, I seem to be lacking in this department.  So those are my goals!  No extra food, and more water.

God, I live an exciting life.


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I’ll have a Grilled Cheese Burger Melt with a side of heart attack, please! Good morning, Greens!

12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. msfitnesstrainer  |  June 23, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I absolutely love your blog! all the best 🙂

    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 24, 2010 at 8:02 am

      Aww, thanks! With a comment like that, I must go check out your blog now. That’s how this works 🙂

  • 3. Kristen @ Change of Pace  |  June 23, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Whenever I’m missing my greens I just make up for it the next day. Well I try to!

    My trick on drinking more water is to just to make it a habit. Start by just carrying a bottle of water with you everywhere. Make sure it’s in your purse along with your keys. It’s amazing how much more water you’ll drink if it’s always with you. Plus it will become a habit. I’ve actually turned around and went back to my house to grab my water bottle!

    • 4. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 24, 2010 at 8:01 am

      I tried to make up for the missing greens this morning with a Green Monster! Post to follow soon 🙂

      I am going to fill up my water bottle this morning and try to drink the entire thing today. The idealist in me hopes I will drink the entire thing by lunch, thereby necessitating a second bottle of water, but I know myself too well 😉 Thanks for the tip, I will let you know how it goes!

  • 5. diet porn  |  June 23, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I love BBQ beans and have been eating them more! I still need to try the bbq pineapple veggie burger!

    • 6. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 24, 2010 at 8:00 am

      What I do with my beans – and which I should have mentioned – is that I take a basic can of beans in tomato sauce and add a bit of molasses and brown sugar. This is one of the few culinary tricks I learned from my mom and it makes a really cheap, basic can of beans into something much tastier. Plus I like the darker colour that the molasses brings.

  • 7. Heather (Perspective Is Everything)  |  June 23, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    ha! don’t worry-to us foodies, it is exciting to see other people’s food and to blog about our own.
    once my hubby said,
    “it’s funny how you food nerds like to look at each other’s nerd food and read each others nerd blogs.”
    um…thanks hon! 🙂

    • 8. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 24, 2010 at 7:59 am

      Haha, that is awesome! Food nerds looking at nerd food on each other’s nerd blogs. Your husband sounds hilarious.

      I love my nerd food bloggies! 🙂

  • 9. land animal  |  June 23, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I love this post! 🙂 It’s got cheap eats, yum eats, iphone photography (which I use too hehe), something cherry dark chocolate and points out the goodness of vanilla. Vanilla is really AWESOME. I wish there as more of it in my life.

    • 10. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 24, 2010 at 7:58 am

      And I love this comment! Seriously, comments like these are what make blogging worthwhile *sniff* Thank you! 🙂

  • 11. garlicgirl87  |  June 24, 2010 at 8:01 am

    haha yes, your life IS exciting! I enjoyed reading about it, anyway. I would have never thought of putting pineapple on my burger.

    • 12. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 24, 2010 at 8:10 am

      It’s a laugh a minute around here! 😉

      Grilled pineapple on a burger is awesome. I definitely recommend it! It’s especially good with a sweet barbecue sauce.


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What happens when you love to eat healthy (and some unhealthy!) food, love to live frugally, and love to write? You start a food blog, of course. Of course!

Eating well and living frugally does not always come easy, but Lord help me, I am trying! This blog will detail my endeavor to live the best life possible. This will include pictures of my cats, odes to almond butter, and the general miscellany that makes up my life. Enjoy!

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