Mediterranean Night at Chez Lewis-Marion


  • romaine greens
  • apples
  • tomatoes
  • artisan cheese
  • red onion
  • home made dressing
  • (olive oil, vinegar, mustard, mayo & cavender’s greek season)

estimated calories w/o dressing: 140; dressing appx 60. Total calories: 200.

Real life equivalent. 12 oz can of full sugar soda = 150. Srsly.

Cous Cous & Vegetables

  • cous cous
  • feta
  • tomato
  • zucchini
  • mushroom
  • garlic
  • onion
  • falafel

approximate calorie load for lovely Mediterranean fare: 300 (that’s counting oil for sautee AND falafel frying ).

I suppose I could do a little estimating on meal cost, too.. but I think it’s fairly obvious that the whole meal for both of us would have been less than $10 worth of food. That might even be a pretty severe overestimation, too…

I remember a friend of mine and I having an argument about the poor not being able to eat properly or nutritionally sound, but I think the disease that affects the poor the most is brought on by advertising that entices a lifestyle that is both superficial and unattainable by most people.

Justin & I spend around $50 $75/week on food for the both of us. Some weeks we go a little higher, some a little lower. We buy as much organic fare as possible and are not too conservative with things like good quality eggs, cheese and milk. Truthfully, there’s a lot of room for cutting costs if someone is on a severely tight budget. There really isn’t any excuse for poor eating habits except for a lack of education and social conditioning through advertising.

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