Food Diary: Toasties are Nosa's Guilty Pleasure

Following Folly’s food diary last week, I decided to give the thing a shot. Knowing how reckless I am with finances, I figured it would fun to know how much i “accidentally’” spend on food in a random week.


Sunday

Breakfast - 9:00 am

Gin and tonic for breakfast. I loaded up on alcohol because of the local election and it turns out I bought way too much. You can say I had leftovers.

Spent: N0

Early Lunch - 12:00 pm

Got a Toastie for early lunch. Had a patty melt with eggs in it. Toasties are probably my favorite thing in Lagos. Such a shame it’s right beside my gym.

Spent: N2600

Lunch-ish - 3:00 pm

We were filming our taste test and it was open season on pizza and beer.  

Spent: N0

Dinner - 9:00 pm

Left over pizza and gin. Gin with lemonade now. This might be a running thing this week.

Spent: N130

 

Monday

Breakfast - 8:00 am

Got some berry tea from Hubmart some weeks ago. Had that for breakfast post swim.

Spent: N0

 

I lied… Breakfast - 10:30 am

Got Mr Ekpa from the vending machine at work because I can't come and die.

Spent: N50

Lunch - 12:00 pm

Ordered a pasta salad from Britt’s for lunch. Britt’s is my go-to when I’m trying to eat healthy-ish and I’m too lazy to meal prep.

Spent: N2700

Snack - 3:15 pm

Office snacks FINALLY came in so my coworker and I split a pack of plantain chips. Unlike Folly’s office, the snacks aren’t free. I work in a bank and banks don’t give people free shit. Everyone pitches in like N2000 each month to stock up our snack stash.

Spent: N0

Dinner - 8:00 pm

Chicken and gluten free pasta and beer. A bit of a heavy dinner, but I hit the gym again so I deserved it.

Spent: N0

 

Tuesday

Breakfast - 8:00 am

Tea, again, for breakfast.  This time with some biscuits from office snack stash.

Spent: N0

Lunch - 12:00 pm

My coworker’s girlfriend surprised him with a box of cupcakes. Had one and some more tea

Spent: N0

Dinner-ish - 7:00 pm

We’re planning our next Lunch Club so we had a meeting with the owners of Backyard. Had a couple chicken wings and a roast beef canapé thing before splitting some skewers with Folly.

Spent - N7000

Dinner - 9:00 pm

Found some bread at home so I made a quick chicken panini and had a beer before going to bed. Third straight night with alcohol for dinner. Yikes.

Spent: N0

 

Wednesday

Breakfast - 9:00 am

Didn’t hit the gym and I was surprisingly hungry so I ordered a chickwizz meal. No way was I going to work on an empty stomach.

Sidenote: Chickwizz is sooooo trash these days.

Spent: N1250

Lunch - 1:30 pm

The cook made me some couscous the night before so I packed a little bowl for lunch. Couscous > rice, btw

Spent: N0

Snack - 3:00 pm

Plantain chips. Two packs of them. Bottomless pit was my second name on this day.

Spent: N0

Dinner - 7:45 pm

Cook surprised me with potato gratin. Well, he took the last bit of my cheese that I paid out the ass for, but he did make potato gratin. I’ll give him a little credit. Oh, more alcohol for me as nightcap. A gin + soda this time.

Spent: N0

 

Thursday

Breakfast - 7:30 am

Did a nasty Crossfit WOD so naturally, my next move was to eat as soon as I got to work. Leftover potato gratin. I've been trying to get back into to Crossfit this month. Compared to college, my numbers are weak as hell but I'll blame my arthritic hip for that

Spent: N0

Lunch - 12:45 pm

Some more leftovers. This time, I had couscous. The cook does this thing where he makes fried rice, but with couscous instead. It's not the greatest thing, but eating it cold a day or two after always gets the job done.

Yes, I said "cold".

Spent: N0

Dinner - 8:00 pm

Went to the gym again and came home tired as hell. Grabbed a beer and passed out. Trophy might be my new favorite beer, however. Grabbed it once at Backyard and it has been my thing since. Although my doctor won't be too pleased. I'm supposed to be adjusting "my lifestyle".

Spent: N0

 

Total Spend: N13,750


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