one of my most favouritest tabloid tv shows featured a story this week about the $2 a day diet. because it is my very favouritest show i didnt actually see the story but i looked it up on the internet between stops at facebook and blogging and all that other stuff......
the $2 a day diet consists of oats & fruit for breakfast, lentils & rice for lunch and broccoli & sweet potato soup for dinner. you can throw in an egg or two and thats it.
i'm not sure the broccoli & sweet potato soup would be great looking and a nutritionist declared the diet low on minerals but i have to say that the story diet excited me a bit. if you were really short of cash it would be a reasonably nutritious diet, if you could add a dollar or two you could add variety and minerals with some tinned fish or a little bit of chicken or meat. in it's original form the diet is vegetarian, good for the earth and for health.
i'm almost tempted to try it for a little while (i said almost)
in other food news, the folks i work with seem to take a great interest in each others lunches. i find it a bit odd i have to say because i dont really care what other people eat. there was a guy who ate tuna on raisin bread, i thought that was out-there, but i mostly dont care.
yesterday i was tired and headachey and craving something sweet and comforting but i didnt have any normal comfort foods and i wasnt going to go out so looking to use what was available i added some boiling water to apple juice and was inspired to sprinkle some cinnamon on top. i thought it was creative and filled the bill but i was declared to have "lost it"
so, what odd combos do you like?
and what do you think of the $2 diet?