Monday, March 19, 2012

SNAP Wrap-up

Dinners 6 and 7 this weekend were leftovers. On Saturday, we made chili-mac from the vegetarian chili and part of a box of elbow noodles, and on Sunday, we fixed a new batch of pomodoro sauce and spaghetti, reheated the meatballs and celebrated UNC's and NC State's NCAA tournament wins.

We've got partial nutrition figures for the spaghetti, sauce and meatballs. Per serving there were 829 calories, 41 grams of fat, and 142 milligrams of cholesterol. We don't have carbs. or protein figures for the meatballs, but there were 63 grams of carbs from the spaghetti and sauce (and probably a few more from the meatballs).

Our total bill for the week came out to about $110, just below the Thrifty Food Plan budget of 123.79 and the SNAP budget of $121.48. We were probably right on target if we had counted some of the spices, coffee, tea, etc. that we consumed but did not need to purchase this week.

As Sue has mentioned in some comments, the dinners that we chose were high in carbohydrates, so the next time we try this we will try to do better in that regard.

Now it's time to write the check to World Vision and to root for UNC and NC State.