It is Day 4 of SNAP Challenge.
The yogurt I made is running low and so are my fresh fruits. As much as I tried to space it out carefully, I consumed the fruits when I was hungry. It seems that the last couple days of the SNAP Challenge are going to be the most difficult with the least choices. I have 2 cups of yogurt left and 3 days of breakfast. I have 1 banana and 2 apples left. I am definitely NOT eating the government recommendations of 5 fruits and vegetables or 3 glasses of milk a day. I am really wishing I bought eggs because I am getting tired of eating yogurt and oats each morning. However, I am getting more creative with the few items I have left in the panty. Oatmeal cookie made with oats, banana and a teaspoon of sugar, cool right?
My boyfriend Ian is not doing the SNAP challenge with me and needless to say I am getting very envious of the expensive cheeses and crackers I've seen him eat. I also found about 1/2 cup of yogurt left in the sink that he didn't eat this morning. It was upsetting to see food go to waste especially knowing I am running low on my own food. It's sad to think about the piles and piles of food that is wasted in this world, especially in the catering business.
Day 4 Breakfast:
On another note, I am lucky I am at home studying and have a little time to spare to prepare some of these food items. If I was working 7 days a week, I wouldn't have the luxury of preparing yogurt, dried beans or oat bars. If I wasn't at home to cook, my weekly shopping items would have been more processed and not as healthy. With that being said, time to stop talking SNAP and time to start studying...