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Zhivago
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How does one eat healthy on food stamps?
I get $167 a month. 30/31 days/month = ~$5.40 a day.

www.heb.com is my grocery store.

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That's $167 you received for doing nothing more than breathing.

Figure it out.
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That's $167 you received for doing nothing more than breathing.

Figure it out.
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If you're so smart, lets hear how you would figure it out. Stupid comments like yours are moot because you are not doing anything constructive and there is nothing you can say to me to hurt my feelings.
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Figure it out or get a job. We don't care.
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That's $167 you received for doing nothing more than breathing.

Figure it out.
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With a person that makes 50k a year, 36 dollars of taxes goes to SNAP/EBT.

Hundreds go to the military industrial complex.

4000 dollars goes to corporations.




You are seriously mad at the wrong people.
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Figure it out or get a job. We don't care.
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I am disabled, bonehead. If I could work, I wouldn't be on these stupid govt. programs. I used to make $10k a month. I'm now living on the other side of the equation. Here is my grocery store. Let me see you make a meal plan for the month.

www.heb.com
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Chicken thighs and drumsticks are cheap. Potatoes are cheap, rice is cheap.

Look up the online sale circulrs online and check them every week to find out what's on sale at each store that you want to buy and visit several stores each week to get the sale items.

Get up early and do your shopping first thing in the morning and look for marked down veggies and meat.

Seasonal fruit and veggies are expensive, but buy them when they are on sale. Frozen veggies are your next best option.

Oatmeal is cheap, eggs are cheap ,beans are cheap.

Look up recipies and learn to cook. You can't afford premade foods, but you can afford to eat well if you cook.
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Figure it out or get a job. We don't care.
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I am disabled, bonehead. If I could work, I wouldn't be on these stupid govt. programs. I used to make $10k a month. I'm now living on the other side of the equation. Here is my grocery store. Let me see you make a meal plan for the month.

www.heb.com
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Sure you are. Everyone is disabled these days. jerkit
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HOmemade soups are a good thing, and cheap to make too. Save chicken bones and scraps from other meals, put scraps in the freezer and when you have enough make a big pot of soup.

Pasta is another cheap thing that fills you up.
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That's pretty good.
I've been unable to work for two months and can't get shit.
In fact, I am waiting for a hospital bed to open as we speak...
Our system is fucked.
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That's $167 you received for doing nothing more than breathing.

Figure it out.
 Quoting: Missia


If you're so smart, lets hear how you would figure it out. Stupid comments like yours are moot because you are not doing anything constructive and there is nothing you can say to me to hurt my feelings.
 Quoting: Zhivago


I raised a family of 5 on a $300 monthly grocery budget for years. Learn to cook from scratch. I could easily make a $5 whole chicken stretch 3 dinners.
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Bread is dirt cheap to make, fills you up and tastes good.

All you need is flour, yeast and salt. There are bread recipies on youtube that you don't have to knead. Delicious too!
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That's $167 you received for doing nothing more than breathing.

Figure it out.
 Quoting: Missia


If you're so smart, lets hear how you would figure it out. Stupid comments like yours are moot because you are not doing anything constructive and there is nothing you can say to me to hurt my feelings.
 Quoting: Zhivago


I raised a family of 5 on a $300 monthly grocery budget for years. Learn to cook from scratch. I could easily make a $5 whole chicken stretch 3 dinners.
 Quoting: Missia


That's right.
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You can visit your local food banks each month to give you a little extra.
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That's pretty good.
I've been unable to work for two months and can't get shit.
In fact, I am waiting for a hospital bed to open as we speak...
Our system is fucked.
 Quoting: marooned


That's pretty good.
I've been unable to work for two months and can't get shit.
In fact, I am waiting for a hospital bed to open as we speak...
Our system is fucked.
 Quoting: marooned


There's no doubt the system is fucked. Sadly, the people who really need assistance, just a leg up when fallen on hard times, the real reason it was created, are usually turned away for asset reasons. If you've worked hard all your life and "own" anything then find yourself in a hard place, you're screwed.

There's a reason you see welfare recipients driving new cars.

I know this because I worked as a caseworker for 6 years until I couldn't take it anymore.

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That's pretty good.
I've been unable to work for two months and can't get shit.
In fact, I am waiting for a hospital bed to open as we speak...
Our system is fucked.
 Quoting: marooned


That's pretty good.
I've been unable to work for two months and can't get shit.
In fact, I am waiting for a hospital bed to open as we speak...
Our system is fucked.
 Quoting: marooned


There's no doubt the system is fucked. Sadly, the people who really need assistance, just a leg up when fallen on hard times, the real reason it was created, are usually turned away for asset reasons. If you've worked hard all your life and "own" anything then find yourself in a hard place, you're screwed.

There's a reason you see welfare recipients driving new cars.

I know this because I worked as a caseworker for 6 years until I couldn't take it anymore.
 Quoting: Missia


I don't have shit.
I don't know how you did it.
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Chicken thighs and drumsticks are cheap. Potatoes are cheap, rice is cheap.

Look up the online sale circulrs online and check them every week to find out what's on sale at each store that you want to buy and visit several stores each week to get the sale items.

Get up early and do your shopping first thing in the morning and look for marked down veggies and meat.

Seasonal fruit and veggies are expensive, but buy them when they are on sale. Frozen veggies are your next best option.

Oatmeal is cheap, eggs are cheap ,beans are cheap.

Look up recipies and learn to cook. You can't afford premade foods, but you can afford to eat well if you cook.
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa


All of the above.

I don't know about your store, but here potatoes are cheap. They are nutritious and filling and versatile. A five pound bag should give you one potato a day for thirty days. I have seen those bags for around $1. A dozen eggs will give you protein for almost 2 weeks for generally around $1 a week. You don't need to eat meat every day. Beans and corn in the same meal will give you protein.

Bags of juicer carrots are cheap, and will give you more nutrition for your buck than most anything. Look for bags where most of the carrots are not black and dead on top. Use up those first and expose the rest to some sunlight for a day or too, keep them moist though, and then refrigerate them..

Grow leaf lettuce in a bucket on your balcony or in front of a window if you can't grow it outside. Plant some of those carrots in the bucket too.

A batch of green onions planted in a little soil will give you seasoning for months. Just trim a little leaf off the top and put that in soup and stew instead of using big onions. They will keep growing and replenishing for you. You could put them in with the lettuce and carrots.

Take the leftover bones from those cheap chicken cuts and boil them up with some of those green onion tops for a good soup base. Add potato, carrot and a bit of chicken for a soup that will last for two or three lunches.

A 5 pound bag of flour and some baking powder will give you the base for breads for at least a couple of weeks. Buy one package of yeast, learn to culture it and use it for raised sour or sweet dough bread for the rest of your life. When you boil up those potatoes, don't salt them sometimes and use the potato water to feed the yeast. Other times, use the salted water for soup base.

Find a way to get to your local dollar store and buy spaghetti sauce and pasta there. Plus other things. Pasta is another cheap staple that will go a long long way.

Go to the Food Bank.

Soups, breads, potatoes and a tiny place to grow a few fresh veggies will make it possible to spend the bulk of your food allowance on meat and other foods.

You can do it. Good luck.
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Go to the nearest church. Tell the minister you need food and why. Tell the priest.

There are food banks.

There are ministries that bring food.

I have seen food trucks with people taking away more food than they can use.

You have to tell people what you need.

There is no reason to be hungry here in the United States.

There is plenty of food.
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How does one eat healthy on food stamps?
I get $167 a month. 30/31 days/month = ~$5.40 a day.

www.heb.com is my grocery store.
 Quoting: Zhivago


it IS possible - we have a family of 6 we get 856 dollars a month - when possible we take the first week and go to walmart where we BUY IN BULK - condiments and meats / cheeses / pastas and sauce / breads . weeks 2 and 3 we go to HEB and do fill ins mostly vegetables and fresh fruit and stuff we werent able to get on week 1. the last week we fend for ourselves - usually CHEAP FOODS like top ramen and pb&j but overall it is possible.
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That's pretty good.
I've been unable to work for two months and can't get shit.
In fact, I am waiting for a hospital bed to open as we speak...
Our system is fucked.
 Quoting: marooned


That's pretty good.
I've been unable to work for two months and can't get shit.
In fact, I am waiting for a hospital bed to open as we speak...
Our system is fucked.
 Quoting: marooned


There's no doubt the system is fucked. Sadly, the people who really need assistance, just a leg up when fallen on hard times, the real reason it was created, are usually turned away for asset reasons. If you've worked hard all your life and "own" anything then find yourself in a hard place, you're screwed.

There's a reason you see welfare recipients driving new cars.

I know this because I worked as a caseworker for 6 years until I couldn't take it anymore.
 Quoting: Missia


I don't have shit.
I don't know how you did it.
 Quoting: marooned


I had mouths to feed and it was pretty ironic to say the least LOL. If you want to know the truths about "the system". I know them inside and out. Illegals/agricultural workers are at the head of the line.

Then you have the "abandonment/emergency" cases. Which is defined by the boyfriend or husband (breadwinner) no longer lives with them.

Blah blah...BS blah...

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Go to the nearest church. Tell the minister you need food and why. Tell the priest.

There are food banks.

There are ministries that bring food.

I have seen food trucks with people taking away more food than they can use.

You have to tell people what you need.

There is no reason to be hungry here in the United States.

There is plenty of food.
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Around here the churches require "proof of income"
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How does one eat healthy on food stamps?
I get $167 a month. 30/31 days/month = ~$5.40 a day.

www.heb.com is my grocery store.
 Quoting: Zhivago


it IS possible - we have a family of 6 we get 856 dollars a month - when possible we take the first week and go to walmart where we BUY IN BULK - condiments and meats / cheeses / pastas and sauce / breads . weeks 2 and 3 we go to HEB and do fill ins mostly vegetables and fresh fruit and stuff we werent able to get on week 1. the last week we fend for ourselves - usually CHEAP FOODS like top ramen and pb&j but overall it is possible.
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How does one eat healthy on food stamps?
I get $167 a month. 30/31 days/month = ~$5.40 a day.

www.heb.com is my grocery store.
 Quoting: Zhivago


it IS possible - we have a family of 6 we get 856 dollars a month - when possible we take the first week and go to walmart where we BUY IN BULK - condiments and meats / cheeses / pastas and sauce / breads . weeks 2 and 3 we go to HEB and do fill ins mostly vegetables and fresh fruit and stuff we werent able to get on week 1. the last week we fend for ourselves - usually CHEAP FOODS like top ramen and pb&j but overall it is possible.
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Hold up... You receive $856 a month in food stamps?

Just for food?

That's like our mortgage and car payment combined.


wtf
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Where do u live in a cardboard fuking box?
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How does one eat healthy on food stamps?
I get $167 a month. 30/31 days/month = ~$5.40 a day.

www.heb.com is my grocery store.
 Quoting: Zhivago


it IS possible - we have a family of 6 we get 856 dollars a month - when possible we take the first week and go to walmart where we BUY IN BULK - condiments and meats / cheeses / pastas and sauce / breads . weeks 2 and 3 we go to HEB and do fill ins mostly vegetables and fresh fruit and stuff we werent able to get on week 1. the last week we fend for ourselves - usually CHEAP FOODS like top ramen and pb&j but overall it is possible.
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How does one eat healthy on food stamps?
I get $167 a month. 30/31 days/month = ~$5.40 a day.

www.heb.com is my grocery store.
 Quoting: Zhivago


it IS possible - we have a family of 6 we get 856 dollars a month - when possible we take the first week and go to walmart where we BUY IN BULK - condiments and meats / cheeses / pastas and sauce / breads . weeks 2 and 3 we go to HEB and do fill ins mostly vegetables and fresh fruit and stuff we werent able to get on week 1. the last week we fend for ourselves - usually CHEAP FOODS like top ramen and pb&j but overall it is possible.
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Hold up... You receive $856 a month in food stamps?

Just for food?

That's like our mortgage and car payment combined.


wtf
 Quoting: Missia


are you 12 yo or what ... six kids plus two adults = 8 people living on $27 a week for food ... I would like to see you do that ... considering you cant pay your rent or your car payment with Food Stamps

that's $3.85 per day per person ... impossible for most people to even fathom much less actually achieve

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How does one eat healthy on food stamps?
I get $167 a month. 30/31 days/month = ~$5.40 a day.

www.heb.com is my grocery store.
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$91.00 here, = $2.93 a day.
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Only $60/month for me but I do usually have fresh (in my big gardens) tomatoes, green beans, salad greens, onions, peppers, kale, collards, cantalopes & watermelons. Picked home grown Vidalia onions this AM, and did grill up 2 steakburgers before this brutal 90F + ozone alert begins later this afternoon.. Guess what's for lunch?
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How does one eat healthy on food stamps?
I get $167 a month. 30/31 days/month = ~$5.40 a day.

www.heb.com is my grocery store.
 Quoting: Zhivago


it IS possible - we have a family of 6 we get 856 dollars a month - when possible we take the first week and go to walmart where we BUY IN BULK - condiments and meats / cheeses / pastas and sauce / breads . weeks 2 and 3 we go to HEB and do fill ins mostly vegetables and fresh fruit and stuff we werent able to get on week 1. the last week we fend for ourselves - usually CHEAP FOODS like top ramen and pb&j but overall it is possible.
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How does one eat healthy on food stamps?
I get $167 a month. 30/31 days/month = ~$5.40 a day.

www.heb.com is my grocery store.
 Quoting: Zhivago


it IS possible - we have a family of 6 we get 856 dollars a month - when possible we take the first week and go to walmart where we BUY IN BULK - condiments and meats / cheeses / pastas and sauce / breads . weeks 2 and 3 we go to HEB and do fill ins mostly vegetables and fresh fruit and stuff we werent able to get on week 1. the last week we fend for ourselves - usually CHEAP FOODS like top ramen and pb&j but overall it is possible.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75014881


Hold up... You receive $856 a month in food stamps?

Just for food?

That's like our mortgage and car payment combined.


wtf
 Quoting: Missia


are you 12 yo or what ... six kids plus two adults = 8 people living on $27 a week for food ... I would like to see you do that ... considering you cant pay your rent or your car payment with Food Stamps

that's $3.85 per day per person ... impossible for most people to even fathom much less actually achieve
 Quoting: Sunny Daze


I did. I fed a family of 5 on a $300 a month.

$300 hard earned cash not food stamps.

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How does one eat healthy on food stamps?
I get $167 a month. 30/31 days/month = ~$5.40 a day.

www.heb.com is my grocery store.
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What is your disability?
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Approx. 100. grocery list w/minimal cooking and a few meal ideas. Save the other 67.for things you may add... fruits, fresh veggies, popcorn, etc. Save more money by making bread, tortillas, noodles, etc.

2 doz. eggs 4.00 1 box oatmeal 2.00
OJ 3.00
PB 2.00
2 tuna 2.00
10 lb. potatoes 4.00
3 boxes pasta 3.00
2 pasta sauce 2.00
2 boxes cornbread1.00
muffin mix
1 bag navy beans 1.00
2 lb. bacon 7.00
2 rotisserie 10.00
chickens
2 lb. gr. beef 7.00
3 cantelope 3.00
1 bag apples 3.00
1 lb butter 4.00
container oil 3.00
10 froz.veggies 10.00
4 loaves bread 8.00
1 jar mayo 3.00
1 pack cheese 3.00
1 cottage cheese 2.00
1 lb. br. sugar 1.50
1 pack tortillas 1.00
5 lb.sugar 3.50
1 box tea 2.00
2 lb. coffee 4.00
1 gal milk 3.00
1 pancake mix 1.50

Meal Ideas

bacon, eggs, toast w OJ
french toast w/syrup
oatmeal
pancakes/eggs/bacon
eggs w/fried potatoes

PB sandwich
Tuna w/boiled egg sandwich
Egg salad sandwich
Grilled cheese sandwich
Chicken salad sandwich
leftovers
Potato soup

chicken, mashed potatoes, froz. veggie
chicken w/dressing
chicken noodle soup
chicken sandwich
spaghetti w/froz. veggie cottage cheese
gr. beef w/froz peas, boiled potatoes w/butter
macaroni salad w/chicken/apples
bean soup w/cornbread
tortilla wraps w/mashed beans leftover from soup, chicken, scrambled eggs, or other filling
fry tortilla spread with mashed beans, cheese, or other topping or dip

Beverages Iced tea, coffee, milk, juice, water.
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Figure it out or get a job. We don't care.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74896608


I am disabled, bonehead. If I could work, I wouldn't be on these stupid govt. programs. I used to make $10k a month. I'm now living on the other side of the equation. Here is my grocery store. Let me see you make a meal plan for the month.

www.heb.com
 Quoting: Zhivago


Why don't you hit up the 99 cent, or dollar tree stores?
You're money would go a lot further.
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How does one eat healthy on food stamps?
I get $167 a month. 30/31 days/month = ~$5.40 a day.

www.heb.com is my grocery store.
 Quoting: Zhivago


$91.00 here, = $2.93 a day.
 Quoting: Just Phil


wow, you guys make me feel rich, I get $6.58 a day





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