Welfare Food Challenge - Day 1

Welfare Food Challenge – Day 1

My first day was a bit of a challenge.

I love my breakfast but even though I added cinnamon and orange rind to the oatmeal, it didn’t really fill my up  (leave me satisfied).

I had the leftover orange and 1 apple for my afternoon snacks.

For lunch I had 2 poached eggs with 1/2 can of wild salmon on top of toast.

This was my first time eating canned salmon and it took me 10 minutes to get a proper serving due to all the bones. It was very oily and not a good taste. It actually ruined my lunch eating this (I may avoid this canned salmon the rest of week).

In the slow cooker this morning, I prepared 1/4 of the cabbage with 2 peeled carrots and 1 onion and 1/3 bag of dried green lentils with some water and 1/2 of the cumin/curry spice purchased over low.

My wife turned off the slow cooker and I had 2 big bowls of this crockpot goodness. I will have enough for some more bowls tomorrow night before hockey.

Challenges today:

I was hungry pretty much all day. Not the feeling you get when your stomach is rumbling, but more the feeling when you are not satisfied and want to keep eating. I thought I drank enough water (a little bit more than usual) but obviously I must have to increase my intake to 3L per day.

I don’t know what it was but I was craving my co-workers chips (not a fan of chips usually), and on a trip to a local grocery store I was able to resist temptation.

When I came home, I saw my wife drinking a Almond-Milk Tetra Pak and it looked so good!

The canned salmon was terrible and I am contemplating not eating the rest of it (didn’t taste good – may need to replace with other fat).

Looking Forward:

My avocado that I purchased is getting ripe and thanks to my great wife making lentil burgers I will have an incredible topping with the lentil burgers.

Steven Zussino

Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog, CanadianTravelHacking.com.