Jan. 13: What I Ate

Jan. 13: What I Ate

Jan. 13: What I Ate

Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Jan. 13 2011 11:10 PM

Jan. 13: What I Ate

Uh-oh. A plague remains upon my house.

I started the day with Zen Tazo green tea with lemon and crystallized ginger (yes, it has added sugar). Cost: about 30 cents.

Ellen Tarlin Ellen Tarlin

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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I wasn't hungry for breakfast yet, so I had some orange juice. Cost: 50 cents.

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For lunch I whipped up some fried brown rice with onion, scallions, egg, bok choy, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Cost: about $2

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With some fresh pineapple for dessert. Cost: about 75 cents.

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I went to sleep right after work. I wasn't hungry enough to get up to eat, until I had to take the dog out, so I had a peanut-butter sandwich on whole wheat with skim milk. I'm regressing again (re-regressing?). Cost: less than $1.

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I didn't have much appetite today. Total cost: $4.55, but I wouldn't say it was a full day's worth of food.