We are a family of six and are receiving $672 a month in foodstamps. While that may seem like a lot to some of you, food is more expensive now and I can't get the foodstamps to last the whole month. I need some tips please!
by kngarberDecember 30, 2012 at 3:38 PMWe love rice and beans. I add some pico in it....yum.
Food is expensive. We eat rice and beans once a week. Potato bean soup is good too and cheap. I just boil some potatoes with a little left over chicken and the leftover stock, add a can of beans, a few carrots and add in whatever left over veggies you have in the fridge. It makes an affordable and yummy dinner. If you buy 1 whole chicken you can have roasted chicken on night one, Chicken in a rice or pasta dish on the second night and the potato bean soup on the third night. We have breakfast for dinner-scrambled eggs n toast or pancakes.
Tonight we are having scalloped potatoes n ham for dinner made with the leftover ham from Christmas.
by mattiehatterDecember 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM
by AnonymousDecember 30, 2012 at 3:39 PM
Im sorry your free money I'm paying for isn't covering all those kids.
by nikabearDecember 30, 2012 at 3:39 PMMeal plans, store sales, meat stores, generic brands, coupons. Go to the store once a week and stop trying to buy everything at once. Buy staples; bread, milk, potatoes, rice, can goods, butter, cheese, flour, sugar.
by D.O.E.December 30, 2012 at 3:39 PM
agreed!!!! and your digestive system will thank you too!!!
Try doing meals without meat 3 or 4 nights a week
by kandi2100December 30, 2012 at 3:40 PM
well your lucky im a family of 6 and they are only giving us 350!!! which lasts about 2 weeks =( and we are below guidelines
December 30, 2012 at 3:41 PMShop sales, clip coupons, price compare/match. Plan your meals a week at a time so you can budget.
by AnonymousDecember 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM
My cousin used to get $850 or so for a family of 6. She had so much food.