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...