My month without buying food went well. I only purchased food seven times: beer three times, ice cream twice, and dinner with friends twice. To offset these purchases, I cooked for friends a couple of times each week. Although I didn’t eat free food for every meal, I prepared a month’s worth of free food (30 days * 3 meals each day = 90 meals), so I think that still counts. The total amount of money I spent on food was $65.

I’ll be extending my challenge into May. To extend the challenge, I’ll also be abstaining from ice cream and beer, as I’ve now discovered decent alternatives to both (one-ingredient banana ice cream, and kvas, respectively).