While the USDA MyPlate suggests for your plate to be half fruits and vegetables, is not always feasible on a tight budget. Those who happen to have the time and space to maintain a home garden can cut down their costs of fresh produce. This Challenger mentions the joy of having homegrown vegetables to add to the plate.
Finally a much needed touch of green to a meal! The addition of lettuce and other vegetables on Day 6 made such a difference after the lack of fresh fruits and veggies during previous days. A meatball sandwich with a side of brown rice with homegrown vegetables made such a difference to the meal and was so much more flavorful. I miss having all the veggies I want!
Submitted by a CalFresh Challenger