Sometimes I’m embarrassed at how much time I spend each week trying to decide what I’m going to eat. I love cooking, I love trying to make healthy food, I love grocery shopping. But isn’t it crazy that sometimes my “tough decisions” are:
“Do I want peanut butter IN my smoothie? Or on the side?”
“Do I want the TJ’s Red Pepper soup or TJ’s Black Bean soup?” (Because they’re both excellent.)
“Should I make cookies or cupcakes?” “Vegan or regular?”
It’s not that there is anything wrong with those questions. But isn’t it funny that I’m even faced with the decison? And don’t even get me started on my shameful grocery budget. I have no idea how one person can spend that much money on groceries every month. But I do.
Now lets put that in perspective.
Do you realize that many people survive on less than $2 a day? That’s half the price of my favorite Starbucks drink.
And thus begins the 5 day challenge.
Churches around the world (including mine here in Richmond) have encouraged people to take five days to adjust their diet and eat like most of the world–surviving on less than $2/day. At the end of the week, the goal is to “give the gap”–the difference in what I spend for those 5 days ($10) and what I usually spend on groceries, meals out and coffee ($100+).
So what will I be eating for the next 5 days? Mostly bananas, rice, and beans. It should definitely be an interesting WIAW 🙂
How much money could you save/raise by eating on $2 a day?