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My Lunch, Won Two Drawings

January 4th, 2017 at 02:18 am

So yesterday I tried doing two things at the same time in my InstantPot - a method referred to as pot in pot. I put 4 sweet potatoes on the little rack that comes with it, and then a pyrex dish with a cup of brown rice,some seasonings, and water. I cooked it for 25 minutes, and then about two hours later, took it out.

Perfect. Smile

I had made beans on Sunday in the IP.

So, this week's lunches will look like this: sweet potato, beans/rice, frozen veggies, apple.

The smaller container holds Triscuits and hummus. I had been buying the little $1.19 box of hummus/crackers at Aldi's. But then last weekend I found container at Walmart.

So, less waste and less money! (I did buy hummus, though I plan on making my own - once I can figure out what's wrong with my food processor.)

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The gym was stereo-typically full of people today. Thankfully I was still able to get a treadmill. Smile
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My Fitbit wasn't syncing today. thankfully, resetting it worked. I'm almost to 10k steps - that would stink to lose that!

(I try to do my stretch days for Stepbet on Monday/Tuesday so I have them out of the way.)

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I won 1k points from PointsClub this weekend from liking a FB post and entering a sweepstakes code. I'm halfway to a $25 gift card.

I also won 20 coins from ReceiptHog for one of the receipts I added in December. I'm close to a $20 PayPal on it.

Not a whole lot, but I rarely win anything, so it felt kind of cool to win two drawings within a few days of each other.

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I managed to go to Dollar Tree 2 days in a row without buying a candy bar or slice of pie, etc. I wouldn't have gone the second time, but DH really wanted some of the spicy beef burritos. (Got frozen fruit the first trip.)

No more grocery shopping til Sunday!

12 Responses to “My Lunch, Won Two Drawings”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Looks like a good lunch!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Yum!

  3. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I am interested in that instapot. But I also want an air fryer

  4. scottish girl Says:

    That looks good! What a handy little container. You could always try mashing up the hummus if you can't figure out what's up with your food processor.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks CCF, CeeJay.

    LAL - I'd totally go for it! Although you might want to wait til it's on sale - it sees to go on sale a few times a year.

    Thanks SG - it is handy! I've not heard of smashing hummus ... interesting idea.

  6. kashi Says:

    Looks great! I hope you are loving your IP!

  7. fern Says:

    I know you're into Dr. Greger's book, as I am and that way of eating in general. So you'll be happy to learn I tried making a homemade lentil burger for the first time earlier this week and it was sooooo good. And the price of the storebought ones are really crazy.

  8. alice4now Says:

    I make hummus in my blender, if you have one of those handy.

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks Kashi - Yes, I am loving it. Smile
    Fern - recipe?? Smile
    Alice - I tried that, but it came out too lumpy.

  10. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Nice lunch! I start back at work next week and am looking into doing a bulk meal prep, will probably have things like this too.

  11. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks VS.

    I forgot to mention that the only thing that came out of January's grocery budget for my lunches this week was the hummus. Smile Everything else had been bought at some time in December (or much earlier in the case of the rice.) I should be able to do a similar lunch plan for next week, using only things I already currently have in pantry/fridge/freezer. So really, other than bananas and maybe turmeric, there isn't much I should need to buy for my own meals most of January.

  12. LuckyRobin Says:

    I love that container. It would be perfect for celery sticks and dressing to dip them in.

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