Check out the before and after pictures of my fridge.
Above you see the what my fridge looks like the last day of the week on my normal food budget.
Below you see what it looks like on the USDA Cost of Food at Home Thrifty budget.
Here’s the door shot:
During Week 1 of the MyPlate on My Budget experiment, I made my goal. I stayed on budget!
But you can see for yourself the toll it took on my fridge.
And what about the MyPlate requirements? Did we meet that goal?
Well, my husband and I both ate fish twice a week, but my kids refused to eat any fish at all.
I met almost all of my veg requirements, but my husband came up short on the starchy vegetable requirement.
The kids fared even worse.
Normally I sneak leafy green vegetables into their fruit smoothies. But I couldn’t afford to buy enough fruit to make smoothies for them every day. So then I couldn’t sneak in the greens.
Also, they don’t like frozen spinach as much as fresh spinach, so that was another trick I couldn’t use.
But I tired, I really tried…
Half their plates were filled with fruits and vegetables almost every night. They just wouldn’t always eat them.