Day 351....To toss or not to toss
Monday, August 06, 2012
So here is my problem. Hubby lost his job in Nov of 2011 and still hasn't found anything permanent. Finances are..shall we say...tight? More than tight...skin of our teeth tight.
He's done some odd jobs and I do mystery shops when they are available., but we pretty much are struggling to just make it each month. So you get the picture....And here is my problem.
1. I still have food in the pantry that isn't the healthiest. I'm not talking junk food....that I can get rid of. Plus we don't really have money for junk. But I still have pasta and rice that are not whole grain, some meat that is not low fat, frozen veggies in sauce, etc....and I really can't afford to go buy all new food. Up to this point, I have been making use of the healthy things I did have but I feel like I need to use up the other stuff too. So do I just cook it and adjust the portions to stay in my ranges? Or should I fix that stuff for the fam and something else for me if I can find it. As I replace things, I am going for the stuff I know we should be eating.
2. Second problem, in order to stretch my grocery money, we get free meals from the local churches 2 times a week. Of course these aren't the healthiest meals sometimes and I have no idea how things are prepared. With oil? With butter? I have been using the $1.00 frozen meals (Lean Gourmet??) for me and the rest of the fam eats the church meals, unless there is something I can make use of.
So should I toss out the stuff I shouldn't eat or just replace it as it is used up with healthier stuff?