Charlize Chen

Saturday - not LBTL lunch

Curried beef with rice. I definitely missed beef. Although home-cooked, those in poverty sadly do not afford meals that are filling.

Saturday - not LBTL brekky

2 slices of French toast and a mug of white tea. At 60 cents, this would not have made it on a budget menu.

Day 5 - FriYAY Dinner!

Chicken Schnitzel with Pickled Broccoli Stem and Rice.
Reached initial target of $80. :) Almost there at the new target of $122. Thank you everyone!

Day 5 - Arvo Tea

Lemon Sponge Cookies await.

Ready for Day 5!

4 mini scrolls for lunch

Day 4 - Dinner

Middle Eastern roasted veggies with chickpeas and spices. I'm so full after this super delicious meal! We reduced the quantity because it was more than enough.

Day 4 - Lunch

Very tasty and filling. Early lunch today because I was hungry after eating only 8 pieces of Weet-Bix bites for brekky.

Day 3 - Lunch Bag

Pink Lady apple, roasted pumpkin soup and pide croutons. One cooked meal a day is pretty good. Today's lunch is a bonus.

Day 3 - Dinner

Dinner for two! Sooo yummy with rice. Broccoli with toasted sesame mayo and steamed egg custard. 

Day 3 - Arvo Tea

Mmm...just one...

Day 2 - Dinner

Chinese Cabbage baked in White Sauce with Rice. So tasty! I wish there was more!

Day 2 - Arvo Tea

Crispy Chilli Garlic Flatbread

Day 1 - Dinner

No soup tonight.

My Menu - updated 3rd May

Tweaks here and there.

Day 1 - Arvo Tea

Going to have a smaller dinner.

Charlize and mum's Revised Menu

All set for Challenge Week! I'm going to be craving meat for sure!

Market Buys 4

Zucchini at $2.49/kg beats $3.99/kg!

Market Buys 3

Adding this to my Mediterranean roasted veggies!

Market Buys 2

Most places were selling broccoli for $3.49/kg.

Market Buys 1

Are bananas the only affordable fruit?

Bargain Buys

Stocking up for Challenge Week!

Bargain Buys

This will go well with my roasted pumpkin soup! 

My Proposed Menu

After lots of taste testing, hopefully this can be done!

I'm participating in Live Below the Line...

As it will give me a small glimpse into what life can be like with limited choices. We do not normally dine out, however, I now understand that budgets can affect what and how much I eat per day.

I believe in empowering young people to lead, demand and create a more just world. I believe in the capacity of young people to be able to make a difference in the world. 

Through fundraising I hope to play my part in helping end poverty and injustice. Please consider checking out my blogs and make a small donation if possible.

My Challenges

LBL Expert Recruited a friend Changed Pic Started a Team
Activated Challenge Mode Shared my Page Created my First Blog Followed LBL on Instagram
Upp'd my Fundraising Goal Got my 1st Donation Raised $300 Smashed my Fundraising Goal

My Achievements

changed pic

started a team

created my first blog

shared my page

smashed my fundraising goal

raised $300

got my 1st donation

upp'd my fundraising goal

recruited a friend

Thank you to my Sponsors

$100

Dada (aka The Best Uncle Ever!)

Charlize - You are an inspiration to us adults and you have a very bright future ahead! So proud that you are taking the LBTL challenge and raising money to support this cause. Good luck on the 24th!

$52

Aunty Ann

To my Beautiful Niece, What you are doing is amazing and I cannot tell you how proud I am of you.

$20.80

Ms Perera

Well done Charlize! I am so proud of your efforts. Good luck.

$15.60

Irene Lim

So proud of you Charlize. Menu looks great. Hope the grocery shopping goes well with your budgeting.

$10.40

Mark Chew

Good Luck Charlize. Hope it all goes well.

$10.40

Favourite Aunty

Great work Charlize!! Keep it going!! So proud of you!!

$10.40

Sha

Go Charlize!!!!!!!!!!!

Our Team

Glen Waverley Secondary College 2021

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