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Month: July 2020

Stuffed Tomatoes

It’s still tomato season in North Carolina. Take advantage of those low prices and abundance of delicious red tomatoes. Get creative and try new menu items outside of soups, sauces, and salads. You’ve probably heard of stuffed peppers or stuffed summer squash, but what about stuffed tomatoes?  This recipe is great with chicken, fish, or a[…] Read More

Nutty Apple Crisp

Looking for a sweet recipe with your favorite fruit? Well look no further! Nutty Apple Crisp takes fresh apples and turns them into a tasty dessert. Sweet varieties of apples like Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Gala work best for this recipe since there is very little added sugar!  Adding nuts and oatmeal to the top of[…] Read More

Frozen Peach Pops

Looking for more simple frozen desserts for these hot days in North Carolina? Quickly throw these simple ingredients together for a sweet, healthy treat on warm days!   Try these frozen Peach pops. Utilize your SNAP dollars to purchase the food items in this recipe. Makes: 6 servings Ingredients2 peaches, chopped into small pieces⅔ cup yogurt, low-fat vanilla2 cups orange[…] Read More

Fantastic French Toast

There’s nothing better than homemade French toast. Use your SNAP dollars to buy just five ingredients and enjoy! Put a twist on traditional plain French toast by adding fruit, or using honey instead of syrup. Ingredients 2 eggs ½ cup non-fat milk ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 6 slices whole wheat bread Syrup or other toppings[…] Read More

Strawberry S’mores (Smores)

This delicious dessert is a hit with kids and adults. It takes the classic s’more recipe and gives it a fruity, nutritious kick with less sugar! ​This recipe is the perfect addition to a family game night or an after meal treat. Check out the North Carolina Fruit and Vegetable Availability Chart to find when strawberries[…] Read More

Three Sisters Salad

The Three Sisters salad is a simple recipe that calls for canned, fresh or frozen vegetables. With easy preparation, this is a recipe that the children can get involved in. This budget friendly side dish only calls for six (6) ingredients and won’t use much of your SNAP dollars. Check out the background, ingredients, and[…] Read More

Simple Roasted Carrots

Not a big fan of vegetables?  Roasting them is a great way to make them taste delicious, especially for the kids to enjoy! They taste even better using your SNAP dollars.  You can enjoy these carrots with a spice of your choice. Makes: 4-6 servings Ingredients 12 medium carrots, raw 2 Tbs olive oil ¼[…] Read More

Apple Pancakes

Are you looking for a spin to traditional buttermilk pancakes? Try these apple pancakes! Follow the recipe below and top it off with slices of apple or your favorite fruit. Prepare these pancakes the night prior or the morning of with your children. Pair with syrup, jelly or eat plain. Utilize your SNAP dollars and[…] Read More

Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes can easily be paired with anything. This famous side dish is loved by family members of all ages. Whether you like this dish with cheese, plain, or loaded, it’s guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds. Preparation is simple and children can help in the “mashing” process. This budget friendly recipe won’t use too[…] Read More