Day 2 of the FNS Challenge and the Thrifty team is starting to get creative! Though we had some tuna salad sandwiches and turkey sandwiches for lunch – the creative meal award today goes to Hakima! She cooked up some rice, added some frozen veggies and a scrambled egg, and spiced it up with soy sauce and pepper to make a delicious and nutritious lunch!
We’re all feeling the pressure of not having our afternoon coffee fix too! We all started dragging a bit this afternoon without our iced coffee! We’re certainly learning that it’s difficult to make filling, nutritious meals on such a tight budget. Especially when a few of our co-workers who aren’t participating come into the breakroom with take out, complete with milkshakes. I don’t think we ever wanted a milkshake so badly!
We did learn that you can use coupons with your FNS benefit, so we have certainly taken advantage of that! Tamara was able to get $3 off chicken, so she will be able to have chicken with her dishes 3 times this week! And she will also use some veggies from her garden, giving her some extra options and budget to spend on other essentials.
Stay posted for our Day 3 update tomorrow!