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SNAP/Food Stamp Challenges

I had heard of the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge but since that is a challenge I face every week I'm not actually doing it. People doing the challenge can't accept free food, free food is a major supliment to my diet. I am following One Perfect Bite to see what they come up with.

My SNAP allotment is slightly higher than the average for my state. I think that is because I'm single. It is easier to feed several people than just one person and I'm an adult more than half the people receiving SNAP are children and children just don't eat as much as adults.

But I just realized that I don't really talk about my weekly meal plans.

Today is the first of the month. My cupboard is fairly bare as usual for this time of the month. I meant to go grocery shopping today but I wasn't feeling well so I'm eating what I have. I have a pot of split pea soup on the stove (split peas, onions, carrots, celery, ham, salt & pepper, and water). The ham I got on sale last month (1.98/lb) and froze in 1lb packages. I've got a few of those left. While I'm waiting for that to cook I'm eating celery and peanut butter. Peanut butter is expensive but it is very useful. I have a lot of recipes for peanut butter.

I have eggs in the fridge and some clementines a friend gave me so I can have those for breakfast and I will have soup to eat until I get to the store. I'm out of milk so I'm just drinking water with Mio, I don't drink sodas and I try not to drink any sugary drinks.

I tend to make one large dish and just eat that until it is gone. I feel a bit self conscious about talking about it. A big pot of soup only lasts me three or four days, but that is because I'm eating it for almost every meal. Three meals a day for three days is nine servings which is not too bad.

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