Sunday, July 14, 2013

We Dined Like Kings

I thought I might make it successfully through today without spending any money but I really wanted to get some strawberries for my sons smoothie and I wasn't entirely sure what dinner would be.

My son's daily smoothie:
About 4 or 5 strawberries
1/3 cup of frozen blueberries (I froze them)
1/3 cup of organic whole milk yogurt
1/3 cup of apple juice (orange juice is equally delicious)

I had a go of it and put fresh blueberries in place of the strawberries. It was a success, very tasty, and he couldn't tell the difference. For dinner I swapped turkey bacon for tuna fish in our staple: spaghetti noodle, dab of butter, parmesan cheese, peas and tuna pasta dinner. It was an incredibly scrumptious swap and I did not spend any money today.

We were out of clean cups
Average daily spending for July: $11.03
NO SPEND day 42: complete
And feeling good about improvising.


  1. You rock!
    And your kid is precious and I just want to pinch his cheeks. lol

    1. Thank-you : )
      He is SUCH a blessing! I only kiss those little cheeks about 300 times a day

  2. He's adorable - love the chubby arms! :-)

    My fruit/smoothie tip (we drink *a ton* of smoothies at our house). Whenever I cut too much fruit for a meal, or we have leftovers, or a fruit is too ripe for serving, I have a permanent bag of fruit in the freezer. I just add whatever we have. Whenever we're ready for smoothies, I dump out the frozen fruit bag & we're ready to go. The taste always varies, but it's delicious each time.

  3. Another no spend day - so awesome!
    Congrats! I know the improvisation feeling, it's great :)

  4. That photo is worth more than all the clean cups in the world. I know you are enjoying being a mom to this precious tyke. Brings back many fond memories of when DS was small.

    Best wishes from Best Bun

  5. I've been making a blueberry, raspberry, banana, yogurt and orange juice smoothie this week and they have been fabulous. I usually just do strawberry and banana.