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Food Stamps and Dieting

I am a single woman, who unfortunately has to live off of food stamps for the time being. I am very grateful to have them, don't get me wrong. It has been very humbling, needless to say. I think I get a pretty generous amount being single,. $200 a month. And you  know what folks, I am able to eat very nicely and healthy. They don't limit what you can buy except for hot prepared foods. BFD, I say.

Without going into boring detail, they screwed up my allotment for last month, so this month I had an extra $100 to spend and I spent it wisely, stocking up my pantry so I am not tempted to eat crappy food and cook. I am prone to shopping ADD, hell I have ADHD, but anyway, so I decided to chose one cusine to focus on for the month so I wouldn't end up with ingredients for Asian, Mexican and Italian food and have nothing to make. This month it was Italian, and just now I had a great salad of mixed greens with tonno tuna (chicken of the sea) and some wine vinegar. Healthy, and I have enough for two more salads, plus some tuna to eat tomorrow.

What I am getting at is, if you are like me, don't think because you are on the man's tab you have to eat shitty food. Shop wisely, use coupons, and eat healthy!

19 comments:

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It must be too hard to have a certain amount of money for your food, but look at on the brighter side you get to save up money plus you choose to eat healthy.

Lee said...

I am glad to hear that someone is putting the government benefits to use by improving their health. Things will get better in the future just keep the faith and stay dedicated. Nice post.

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Dave Clark said...

Nice post! Once I lived on almond nuts and water for 2.5 days and lost a quarter of a stone. That was crazy too!

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