#surviveon35 Eats: Day 5

Hi Friends!

Happy Monday! Can you believe we’re already on day 6 of the #surviveon35 challenge? In case you’re just catching up, you can see what’ we’ve been eating for the past several days by clicking the links below:

Day 1 Eats
Day 2 Eats
Day 3 Eats
Day 4 Eats 

Now, let’s recap Sunday’s eats.


French Toast with sliced bananas and melted peanut butter.
I used 4 slices of whole wheat bread, 2 eggs and a splash of milk.
It was delicious even though it was just sandwich bread,
not the fancier bread I usually use.
I forgot to add a sprinkle of cinnamon,
But that would have been an added bonus.

The rest of the day was all about leftovers:


I had leftover fish chowder, leftover lentil pot pie & some celery with pb.

Hubby had a wrap using a leftover black bean burger and some applesauce.


PB & Banana quesadilla with a hard boiled egg.


Leftover Curried Lentil Veggie Soup and a side of beans/lentils and brown rice.

Hubby had the last bean burger topped with hummus, onion and cheese
and a side of black beans and rice.


Banana “fro-yo” with a handful of blueberries.


All together now:


Also, I stopped by Kroger yesterday to spend the rest of my $70. As you recall, I only spent $56.87 on my first trip. My plan was to save about $10 so that I could restock a few things near the end of the challenge.

Here’s home I spent the rest of the money:


I restocked a few basics like milk and fresh fruit.
I picked up a few items for our last two dinners,
and grabbed a few larabars for snacks,
since I know I’ll be at the library a lot this week.


So, between the two trips, my grand total was:

Stay tuned for the last two days of #surviveon35 eats and a final recap post!

Also, don’t forget you can click here to donate to Anytime Fitness’s campaign
to raise money for Cooking Matters!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I would be happy to devour those leftovers! I’m such a soup and salad girl, so these dishes look so good… but the summer heat!! Right now I’d go for the banana “fro-yo” over anything else!

    I’m really enjoying these posts. Our $$ goes so much towards food, and it’s starting to add up. This definitely makes me want to work harder at planning our meals.

  2. man.
    we spend waaaaaaaay too too much on food.
    Im taking notes.
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  3. Ah you’re doing so unbelievable!! This is amazing to see that it can be done in a healthful manner!!
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  4. This kind of makes me embarrassed about yesterday’s grocery haul… but I really was on empty…

  5. Wow, this is amazing to see each day and all week. Hard to believe it is achievable, in a healthy AND deilsh way!! You are inspiring me!!
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  6. Looking at this and how you are coming up with such creative and healthy eats totally makes me realize that we spend a ton on groceries and I don’t do half the stuff that you’ve done. It’s so great to see what you’re doing and how you’re using different ingredients. Hard work for sure!

  7. That French Toast looks unreal. What an awesome way to start your Sunday morning :)
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  8. I’m realizing I spend too much money on food…still love following this challenge!! you’re doing a great job!
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  9. I’m SO impressed! Y’all are doing an awesome job with this challenge… what a cute little FitFluential couple :)

  10. Look at all that Tupperware! You’re doing awesome, Lindsay!
    I think I’d like to try this challenge, but it’d be tough, since my husband buys like, 3 coffees a day and sometimes lunch out.
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  11. You’re doing an incredible job of balancing health/nutrition on a tight budget. I’m learning a lot from you, and I enjoy the simple ingredient meal ideas. Keep up the great work for this awesome cause!
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  12. Doing awesome! That french toast looks incredible!

  13. I think you are doing such a great job! Such an important cause. Way to go Linds!
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  14. You are doing SO well! I’m amazed you can handle berries, they are so expensive here. You’re menu planning is impressive… almost there!
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  15. I love banana “fro yo” or “ice cream. I’ve been adding cocoa powder and a little peanut butter to mine. Tastes like a creamy, frozen Reese’s Cup!
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  16. you make cheap eats look so easy! 😉
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  17. I love reading about this challenge.
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  18. Lindsay, you are ROCKING this challenge! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT. <3
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  19. I am loving the ideas you are giving me for my kids – but now the quesadilla is my favorite!!!
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  20. Wow! Awesome job!
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  21. I am loving your eats as usual. You make creating all these recipes on a budget look so easy!
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  22. thank goodness for leftovers 😉

    girl you are killing it with this challenge, love it!
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  23. I LOVE leftovers. I know most people don’t like them. Maybe its because I am the one who does the cooking so its a night off for me! I am loving reading about this challenge, makes me want to give it a go!
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  24. So glad to see that fresh fruits and vegetables are a possibility on such a restrictive budget! Love that you’ve bought strawberries, blueberries, and green beans… some of my favourites! Can’t wait to see your upcoming recipes!
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  25. how do you make fro yo?? i want to try it!
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