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!
We 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.
Meal 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.