Blogs & Recipes

Getting Ahead of Holiday Meal Cost

Part 3-Perishable Items Now that the spices, freezer, and dry items have been purchased, you can plan a grocery trip for the perishable items. Using the same Menu/Ingredient list as previously, check to see which remaining items you have left. The only food items that should be remaining are the perishable fresh items. Don’t forget[…] Read More

Sweet Potato Chili

We all love soups and chili when the weather begins to cool. Sweet Potato chili takes advantage of the in-season potato for a delicious meal. At only $5.19 for the recipe cost, $ 0.65 per serving, you’ll get the most bang for your buck or SNAP dollars with this recipe. Sweet Potato chili gives you[…] Read More

Cabbage Roll Casserole

If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal with seasonal flavor, look no further. This one pan meal is perfect for the midweek madness and is so simple the kids can get involved. Substitute ground turkey for ground beef to achieve a leaner meat option. Add cheese for additional flavor or other vegetable of[…] Read More

Crunchy Kale Chips

It’s officially Fall and the holidays will be here soon. Holiday meal preparation begins now, at least the menu planning! Take advantage of in season fruits and vegetables in North Carolina to plan your meals. Don’t forget, if it’s in season the price will be much lower and utilize less of your SNAP benefits. Kale[…] Read More