Sunday, 2 October 2022

30 a Week Challenge Day 7

Saturday meals:

Breakfast: Porridge oats with cinnamon (1/4 point)

Lunch :

Lunch was a bit of a cheat.  I saw this little pot of Red Thai style curry in the reduced section and decided to buy it for lunch.... contains wild rice (a grain), yellow split peas, edamame beans and baby spinach (plus rice and carrot, neither of which count for the challenge)  After just 4 minutes in the microwave, and with a glass of orange juice, I could add 5 points to my total.  It was healthy and very tasty 👍

Evening meal:

Another bargain spotted was this delicious quiche.  I've eaten it before and it's really nice.  I wouldn't pay full price for it but at £2.15 it will make 4 decent portions @ 54p each.......

Served with a good handful of  Bistro Salad (Nectar price 90p) containing beetroot, lamb's lettuce and mixed chard .... 3 points.....

.... plus couscous and spring onion from the allotment... 2 points.

Uncannily, that adds 10.25 points to my total, making 30.5 for the week.
Success? or cheat?  I'm not sure 😨

One thing I do know is that I seem to have more energy this weekend.  Coincidence? or the result of eating more variety over the last week?  I really don't know but I have learned that planning is the key and I need to introduce more herbs to my cooking, even if it's just a sprig of mint for garnish. Next week we will be eating even more different veg;  swede, cabbage, & broccoli, for instance, but I won't be logging it all! Phew 😆

Thank you so much for following me with the challenge.  Stay safe everyone x


  1. I don't understand the nectar points algorithm - why does my OH get offered different items from me?

    1. It seems to be based on what each person has bought in the past Angela. It appears to recognise the phone used for a Smartshop or, in our case, the items ordered via the online shopping. G and I rarely get the same offers even though we tend to buy similar things when we take turns to shop. It's very strange, isn't it 🤔

  2. Yes! Your got your 30 points, plus .25 extra! Well done! And there you were, thinking you might have failed! Plus, you feel more energetic! Variety must truly be the spice of life! :D

  3. Well done. Not cheating, I would say excellent planning.

    God bless.

  4. Yay, you did it. Well done, if nothing else it made you search out a few things that you might not have bothered with outside of the challenge and that can only be good for gut diversity.

  5. Yes. I always have energy when I am organized, and things are running smoothly. You found some great specials; well done.

  6. Congratulations. As you say, with some planning it can be done.
    I agree with you about that quiche - at 54p/portion that's a nice lunch.


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