Tuesday, January 08, 2013

#SNAPChallenge Day 7 - Final Day

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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1 comment:

Nicholas Gracilla said...

Thanks for sharing your experiences. It was eye opening for me.