I’m trying to spend less, eat healthier and be good to the environment so adding more meatless meals is definitely a good idea! However, I’m also paying attention to what I eat.
To that end I’ve continued using MyFitnessPal to track caloric intake as well as the nutritional value of my meals. It turns out that, even when I eat meat, I struggle to achieve my protein goals.
This has led me to plan meals around the nutritional value of ingredients. This was tonight’s dinner:
It’s a simple 1 egg omelet with cheese, mushrooms and mixed salad greens. It even meets my ration goals! Well with a bit of finessing, I’ve adjusted my egg ration to 12-18 per month rather than 1 fresh per week and a tin (12 powdered) per month.
I’m currently researching my nutritional needs as I have noticed that I’m consistently not eating enough protein, calcium and iron.
As I continue to grow in my eating habits I’ll share my discoveries as I’m determined to eat well on a budget.
Do you have these struggles or have you found a way to consistently balance your diet?