Eating the Same Meals Every Day

Day 1 of the CalFresh Challenge. It took hours of planning to create a menu and shopping list for the week that doesn’t exceed the average CalFresh weekly benefit amount of $30.67/week. I can’t imagine how difficult this would be for an entire family. My groceries for the week totaled $29.64, primarily from North Park Produce, a small ethnic market in my neighborhood.  My plan is to eat almost the same thing every day:  lentils/rice or beans/rice, PB & J, and some fruits/veg.  It’s a healthy plan, but I know it would be almost impossible to get kids to adhere to a regimen like this.