Sorry about the lack of posts this week! I have been doing some home improvement projects (painting - ugh) at night after the baby goes to bed, so there has been no cooking in my house this week. Jeff has been out of town, so it's been easy to whip up a sandwich or roasted veggies for myself and call it dinner :)
I promise I will be back on Monday with some good eats and a little challenge. I want to try feed our family healthy meals for $75 next week. This includes the baby (diapers, formula, homemade baby food) and breakfast, lunch, and dinner for Jeff and I from Mon- Fri. And this includes HEALTHY meals, full of veggies and protein, not Tostinos pizzas, soda and chips, and Ramen Noodles. I'll share all the details with you next week.
My inspiration for the challenge came from Brittany, who blogged last week about how people claim they can't eat healthy meals on government assistance ($102/week for a family of three). We have plans next weekend, so I reduced the amount to see if we could stick with it for the weekdays. She gives some great tips on how to save some money while still eating whole foods.
My sister works in public health, so food policy is near and dear to her. We were just talking last weekend about how the obesity epidemic in America tends to stem from poverty. I'm convinced that if we are resourceful, we can stick to the budget that these families are given, and still eat healthy, well-balanced meals. Living on a budget should not be an excuse to feed your family junk. Hopefully we can prove that!
Because real food tastes sooo much better. Even Kenley knows that :)
Have a great weekend!