I’m on Day 5 of the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge, and the monotony of eating basically the same meals every day is kind of getting to me. Buttered toast, soup, starch and maybe a snack. Buttered toast, soup, starch and maybe a snack. Buttered toast, soup, starch and maybe a snack.
You get the idea. I think that’s one of the difficult parts about this challenge, knowing that if I’m craving something, I can’t just go out and buy it. If I’m running late to work in the morning and I don’t have time to fix a meal to eat later, I don’t have the option of grabbing lunch on the go.
I feel like I’ve been really careful about rationing my food, so I decided to do a little inventory on my groceries last night, and this is what I have left:
- Most of the celery
- Half jar of peanut butter
- One apple
- One can of veggie chili
- About two more servings of bean and veggie soup
- Half of a green bell pepper
- About ⅔ of a jar of pasta sauce
- About one and half servings of spaghetti
- Tea (almost a full box)
- A few slices of bread
- Mason jar of lettuce (yellowing a bit)
- Most of the butter
- One potato
- Half of a container of sour cream
- Turkey sausage (because I forgot to cook it with my soup)
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- The Food Stamp Challenge and me