Jan. 16: What I Ate. Oh, Appetite, Where Art Thou?

Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Jan. 16 2011 8:30 PM

Jan. 16: What I Ate. Oh, Appetite, Where Art Thou?

Breakfast: coffee with skim milk, steel-cut oatmeal with raisins and skim milk. Cost: $1.49.

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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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Lunch: babaganoush, whole-wheat pita, salad, olive oil. Cost: about $4.

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Dinner: peanut butter, honey, and apple slices on whole-wheat with skim milk. Cost: about $1.68.

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Total cost: $7.17. Also had two cups of tea, 50 cents, so $7.67 total.

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