In two weeks I will be eating my way through the Live Below The Line Challenge. This challenge will see me allocating $2.25 a day for food and drink. Considering I spent $15.50 on my lunch the other day, it makes me nervous to imagine spending just $11.25 over 5 days.
The current Live Below The Line recipe collection has only 4 recipes. I think it needs some filling out. Maybe they will want to add my recipes to the list one day.
I am determined to have variety, so a pot of dahl for 5 days doesn’t appeal to me. I’ve been looking up cheap recipes and asking friends and family for their suggestions. I’ve been price checking weighing, measuring and working out what foods get me the most bang for my buck. My local Chinese supermarket has been incredible for bargains. A bag of 8 dried egg noodle bundles came in at just 99 cents. Score!
Yesterday I tested one of my recipes based on the stuff I’m gathering for the challenge. These noodles were filling and delicious. It was quick to make and best of all, this bowl of food cost just 54 cents. Maybe this will inspire someone else to join me in this challenge.
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Satay Fried Noodles
1 bundle of egg noodles
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 cloves garlic
1/2 small carrot
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
A pinch of salt
- Soak 1 noodle bundle in hot water for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- Dice quarter of an onion, half a carrot and 2 cloves of garlic.
- Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and add the vegetables. Cook until soft, then add peanut butter, soy sauce, a pinch of salt and 3 tablespoons of water. Stir until combined, add noodles. Stir until noodles are well coated in satay sauce. Enjoy!
Noodle bundle $0.12
Peanut butter $0.20
Oil, soy sauce, salt $0.05
Grand total $0.54
See my other posts about this challenge here.
*All $ amounts in this post are in New Zealand dollars and $1NZ is about $0.80US.