After I signed the bill for dinner last night, I did a mental calculation of how much I’d spent on food in a one week span. Between a birthday dinner, a trip to the Cinnamon Snail, pit stop to Whole Foods, a couple trips to the vending machine at work, and an ‘Oh, thank goodness the work week is over’ splurge meal at Wild Ginger last night, I decided I need to close my wallet.

There are so many amazing places to eat in NYC, but eating out is not only difficult on the bank account, but on the waist; it’s difficult to estimate the caloric content in meals and easy to be swayed and binge. If you’re in the same boat, here’s a video from Eco-Vegan Gal that might help. I’m planning to hop back on my fruits and veggies cart and hopefully the treadmill because better fuel = better performance and I’ve been kind of sluggish recently.

Also check out Eating Vegan on $4 a Day by Ellen Jaffe Jones.

Here’s to happy eating (and saving)!