So I’ve been doing the 1 KD Challenge for two weeks now (excluding weekends and a few exceptions) and I’m kinda reaching the point where repetition of food is kicking in. I will be doing an Ash and Iranian bread day which will probably cost me like 300 fils, should be interesting.
I normally post my lunch and other activities on snapchat, so you can follow me there if you want to see how well (or bad) the 1 KD challenge is going (Snapchat: x.u)
Day 4: A lot of people recommended IKEA to me so we went to give it a try, we’re 3 coworkers taking part in the challenge. I got a pretty good deal, two chicken shawerma for 250 fils each and spoilt myself with a coleslaw salad for 300 fils totaling my meal for 800 fils. The food was a bit bland but pouring hot sauce on it made it better.
- 2 Chicken Shawerma
- 1 Coleslaw Salad
- Spent: 800 fils
- Next Days Budget: 1.170 KD (30 fils less because I overspent on Day 3 of the challenge)
Day 5: Someone told us that KFC has a ‘Golden Monday’ offer, which is 9 chicken pieces for 2.500 KD. So we pooled our money together, 3 guys, 3 KD in total and called in to order. Mind you, I haven’t eaten KFC for like 3 years. When I called they said delivery was 500 fils, which we couldn’t afford, that’s just too much money on our budget. So we decided to pass by KFC then go somewhere close to eat.
- KFC 3 Chicken Pieces
- KFC Cookie (for 300 fils, it use to be 250 fils back in the day!)
- Spent: 1.100 KD
- Next Days Budget: 1.070 KD
Day 6: On the 6th day I forgot to take a photo, but we went to Cafeteria Shuwaikh which is always a nice option to go to when you have a limited budget. I tried their samboosa for the first time, their veggie samboosa is really good, their cheese samboosa is okay and their meat samboosa is pretty bad.
- 1 Full Halloum Fatayer
- 6 Samboosa Mix
- 1 Small Leban
- Spent: 900 fils
- Next Days Budget: 1.170 KD
I was honestly expecting this challenge to make me go crazy on food in weekends, since they weren’t part of the challenge but it didn’t. We’re now reconsidering the rules of the challenge to make it more sustainable, things like increasing the daily budget to 1.500 KD and have Thursday capped at 3 KD since it’s the weekend day.