Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Tuesday SNAP Challenge and Chickens!

I didn’t take many notes today about my experiences, but today was easier than yesterday. I do think that eating a healthy, filling breakfast combats many issues for me. It prevents me from overeating and I also feel full for a long time, which eliminates cravings.

Tuesday’s meals:
English Muffin with Peanut Butter (this kept me full longer – I may make this a regular staple)
Fridge oatmeal topped with strawberries

Monday’s dinner leftovers (rice, beans, ground turkey, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, cheese)

Spaghetti with ground turkey meat sauce (~$4.90 for meal, 4 servings [leftovers for lunch])
He had a meltdown that there was spaghetti on his nose (he put it there)
The real excitement today is that we got more chickens! It has been a few years since we raised chickens from chicks.

I picked up 5 ISA Brown pullets, an Amberlink, and another Silkie from Tractor Supply (last two were straight run). I couldn’t help myself, the Silkies were just too cute and they had nice feathering on their legs.

I told Jay before I went that I heard they had straight run bantams, but not to worry, because they were probably Silkies and I didn’t want another one of those. Maybe this time we’ll end up with two hens out of our straight run purchases instead of two roosters. I think that eventually I’d like to transition our flock to a RIR rooster and hens that will hatch out sexlink chicks (chicks that you can easily tell male from female at hatching).

Tuesday's Coffee Count
 1 pour over, 2 K-cups

Weekly Coffee Count
3 pour overs, 4 K-cups

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