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Just Phil

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06/10/2017 02:25 PM
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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
 Quoting: Sunny Daze


LOL

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I couldn't believe a news story I read in the Bangor Newspaper (online) about a 26 year old able bodied man that is on public assistance with a disability of anxiety. He sits around smoking pot, uses wi-fi at the library, I guess he has a device that uses it, and works under the table doing labor work when he is offered it. He have NEVER had a real job, and is disabled, so he won't be looking either.

He was one of the young men interviewed all doing the same thing.
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06/10/2017 02:31 PM
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We make about $5000 of hard earned cash a month minus 25% tax.

Plus mortgage and basic life expenditures.

I can only imagine what it's like to get paid for breathing.
Lily o' the Valley

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06/10/2017 08:02 PM

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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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06/10/2017 08:04 PM
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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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Man that's fucking ridiculous. $856? I spend $450 for 4 and that gets me grass fed meat, organic milk and eggs, and organic veg. What do you people eat? Or how much?
Ravenage

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06/10/2017 09:11 PM
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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.
 Quoting: Lily o' the Valley


Welfare recipients can buy vegetable plants and seeds with their food stamps. Most are too lazy to grow their own real food. They want the expensive fast food microwave meals in the freezer dept so they can complain how poor they are...
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06/12/2017 02:57 AM
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I couldn't believe a news story I read in the Bangor Newspaper (online) about a 26 year old able bodied man that is on public assistance with a disability of anxiety. He sits around smoking pot, uses wi-fi at the library, I guess he has a device that uses it, and works under the table doing labor work when he is offered it. He have NEVER had a real job, and is disabled, so he won't be looking either.

He was one of the young men interviewed all doing the same thing.
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06/12/2017 03:35 AM
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Buy one $5 foot long subway sub every day and get all the vegetables. You can live on that. Use the other 40 cents to buy some rice or beans.
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06/12/2017 03:41 AM
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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


Having been there for many years, you need to concentrate on the basics.

Milk, butter, bread, eggs & juice. Watch for sales, do you have a day old bread store nearby? How an Aldi? Coupon clipping will become a necessity.

Chicken has been on sale lately for 49 cents a pound. Visit your local food pantries as they let you to supplement your assistance.

I wish you the best of luck.
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06/12/2017 03:51 AM
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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
 Quoting: Zhivago


Sure you are. Everyone is disabled these days. jerkit
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You are so rude man
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06/12/2017 03:59 AM
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Subway no longer $5 here
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Has Kroger mgmt. gone mad ? Walking through the store I was floored by the giant price jump in the last week. If it's not on sale I won't buy it. What a ripoff they are now. I need to petition my adviser for a big food stamp jump for me.
Lily o' the Valley

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06/12/2017 02:08 PM

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Buy one $5 foot long subway sub every day and get all the vegetables. You can live on that. Use the other 40 cents to buy some rice or beans.
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I've thought about that possibility, only buying a shorter sandwich. Seems doable, actually.

The sandwiches are $6 now, but cut one in two and you'll have a decent meal, with soup and some cookies for $3. The important thing is it will have meat and fresh veggies which are often missing on a limited budget. You could use the other $2 on other food as mentioned above.

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Lily o' the Valley

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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


Having been there for many years, you need to concentrate on the basics.

Milk, butter, bread, eggs & juice. Watch for sales, do you have a day old bread store nearby? How an Aldi? Coupon clipping will become a necessity.

Chicken has been on sale lately for 49 cents a pound. Visit your local food pantries as they let you to supplement your assistance.

I wish you the best of luck.
 Quoting: mopar28m


WOW! I haven't seen chicken for under a dollar a pound in years!

Day old bakery stores are a gold mine for people on a limited budget, or even those who are just frugal. Ours also has soup and quick bread mixes, limited dairy. Good place to buy.
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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 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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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


Depending on the state laws concerning public assistance, one vehicle is exempt from assets.Also, if you still have payments on a vehicle, it is not considered yours, and doesn't count as an asset.

When my husband was seriously injured years ago, and had no income for several months, we could not get assistance because the 4 cemetery lots we owned were worth too much.The churches and friends helped us out.
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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


Who said anything about healthy? Wolf brand chili and some rice.

Next you'll want your food already chewed, and piped into your lard ass.





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