Sunday, August 24, 2008

The 2008 Great Pantry Reduction

(The state of our pantry after week one.)

Bryan and I can't be the only people who do this: you have a full pantry, but you eat and replace the same foods. Items that have been in our pantry for quite some time: whole-wheat rotini pasta, honey mustard, a jar of baby corn, Top Ramen, tropical jellies, scores of nutrition bars, and countless others.

So we've decided to eat our way through it. The primary rule: we will buy no groceries that are stored in the pantry. The challenge: to see how bare the pantry can get and still eat balanced meals. The fun: strange food combinations!

I'll post a photo once a week chronicling the progression, as well as any particularly unique meals.

This week's triumphs: significant progress on two boxes of Nutri-Grain bars, and one of two jars of artichoke hearts. The fifty-count box of Costco fruit snacks is going to be a challenge, but seeing as they're so good before and after workouts, I'm confident we can do it.

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