Today is the last day of my #SNAPChallenge. I was quite happy with my results for the week. My breakfasts were all the same – toasted English Muffins with Peanut Butter, I snacked on multiple clementines each day and for lunch often had left overs from the night before.
I found that chicken thighs were relatively inexpensive and really satisfied the the meat craving. I was even able to host 3 guests for dinner one night – although I did have to bend the rules a bit, I was surprised at how much advice I got from friends and colleagues — most of which who hadn’t actually thought through the purpose of the program. I found that living on $35/week is doable for me – it isn’t easy and it isn’t something I wish upon anyone. I found a couple great recipes that will definitely make it into my regular rotation too – most specifically the Tomato and Chickpea Soup. I realize that I spend way more on food and booze than I should – there are so many people out there who could you a little help from time to time.
Honestly, I am looking forward to trying this challenge next month. I want to use what I learned this month to try to make better decisions next month.
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Thanks for sharing your experiences. It was eye opening for me.