As many of you know the Hubz and I are moving to a new apartment at the end of the month and since I don’t want to have to pack up everything in my cupboards I have decided that it is time for another pantry challenge. Basically I will only be allowed to buy $20 of fresh produce and spices/nutritional yeast for the remainder of the month. We have a CSA that is starting June 16th that comes every week so that will be on top of the $20 we are “allowed” to spend on fresh produce. Also additionally there is a strict NO EATING OUT rule for this month the only exception is for my daily coffee/tea at the coffee shop where I go to work in the mornings before work. I challenge YOU to try this pantry challenge as well. Please feel free to approach this challenge in anyway that you would like (i.e. if you have a family of 4 you may allow for $40 and/or you may allow yourself to purchase non-dairy milks, tofu, ect.).
Why should you participate?
- To create new recipes
- To save money
- To limit the waste of food
- BECAUSE IT’S FUN!
I’m excited to see how well I do, while still eating healthy. If you would like to participate as well please leave a comment telling me about your plans for this challenge. Also if you have a blog I encourage you to blog about this challenge and do weekly updates about it. I will be blogging each week detailing how much I spent that week and the meals that I made using the items I purchased, the items from our CSA and of course everything from our pantry/fridge/freezer.
Q: Have you ever tried a pantry challenge? How well did it go for you?