Live Below the Line 2014

   Today was shopping day!

   I am participating in Live Below the Line, to raise awareness of and money for extreme poverty. From April 28th- May 2nd, I am challenged to eat and drink on $1.50 a day. After much deliberation, I chose UNICEF as my charity of choice from the list of amazing charities to choose from.

   List in hand, and $7.50 budget on my mind, I went to the grocery store. After snapping two bananas off my bunch of three, I came in at a whopping total of $7.42.

   Here is my haul:

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   A box of angel hair pasta, a bag of dry lentils, a family size tub of strawberry yogurt, a bag of frozen mixed veg, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, two tiny sweet potatoes, an onion, and one banana. I will supplement these with the oatmeal, rice, and spices in my pantry. I have budgeted cost per serving of EVERYTHING, and I will be sure not to go over my $1.50 a day budget.

   Sure, a case of Ramen and a case of mac and cheese would have been easier, but I know how I would feel after eating a steady diet of starchy, salty food. I have given myself the additional challenge of eating as healthily as possible. (I have to admit, when I saw that the tub of yogurt cost $1.50, an entire day's budget, I was tempted to grab some Ramen instead!)

   If you want to participate or donate, head over to https://www.livebelowtheline.com and click on your country. Should you wish to donate to my personal page, it is  https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/kdwhite ; and I would be ecstatic for your support.

   Stay tuned for meal costs and pics, as well as my personal reflections as I go through this process.

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