Day 2: We did it!

Day two of The Food Stamp Challenge is complete.  I woke up this morning with worry: we did not purchase enough vegetables.  We should have bought one less grain and one more package of frozen vegetables (they were only $1 each).  However, that worry is starting to dissipate.  Breakfast was the same as yesterday: eggs with onion and cheese.  We added some black beans to the meal that had pre-soaked last night.  I had an all afternoon event and was starving when I arrived home.  I ate some cereal with peanut butter to tide me over until dinner. Dinner was not bad:

Brown rice, collard greens, black beans and cheese.  It was a well balanced meal and left us both very full.  For dessert we may have some Popsicle we made last night (Kern's nectar and water in a Popsicle mold).  Tonight I will soak some garbanzo beans for an alternative protein tomorrow.

My biggest worry is how the week days will hold up.  Ben will be at work and I will be at school.  We will only be able to eat leftovers and snacks we bring with us in the morning.  Can we do it?  To be continued tomorrow...

Rachel Rothman1 Comment