Jan. 10: What I Ate and What It Cost

Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Jan. 10 2011 9:07 PM

Jan. 10: What I Ate and What It Cost

Tazo Zen green tea (not pictured) (25 cents per serving).
McCann's steel-cut oatmeal (36 cents per serving), organic raisins (41 cents per serving), fat-free milk (27 cents per serving). Breakfast:  $1.29

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Ellen Tarlin is a former Slate copy chief and writer of the "Clean Plate" blog. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBrooklyn Bridge, Bark, and  the RISK storytelling podcast. Follow her on Twitter.

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A banana (36 cents):

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At last I have finished the macadamia nuts (72 cents per ounce):

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Peanut butter (28 cents per 2 tbsp.) on whole-wheat bread (46 cents per 2 slices) with 2 cups of skim milk (54 cents per 2 servings). I'm regressing.

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A local McIntosh apple (75 cents):

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Whole-wheat pasta (80 cents per 2 servings) with homemade sauce adapted from Jane Brody's Good Food Book (about $1 per 2 servings) .

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Total for the day: $6.20. Good? Bad? What do you think?

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