Friday, March 15 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-03-15 23:37:23 GMT
By Valencia Wicker firstname.lastname@example.org I'm only 10 days into my 30-day food stamp challenge and I am exhausted. Two weeks ago, I went to the grocery store with a list and a plan. I was so excited!More >>
I'm only 10 days into my 30-day food stamp challenge and I am exhausted.More >>
Monday, March 4 2013 9:50 PM EST2013-03-05 02:50:17 GMT
By Valencia Wicker email@example.com MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) – I've done it a million times. Walk into the grocery store to buy a handful of select items, only to walk out with a basket full ofMore >>
The United States Department of Agriculture reports, last year the average person on South Carolina's SNAP Program received $131.38 in benefits a month.More >>
Friday, February 22 2013 6:36 PM EST2013-02-22 23:36:24 GMT
By Valencia Wicker firstname.lastname@example.org CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Brenda Peart knows all too well what it's like to be on food stamps. She says they don't account for much but, there's a way to makeMore >>
Brenda Peart knows all too well what it's like to be on food stamps. She says they don't account for much but, there's a way to make do on a healthy appetite.More >>
Friday, February 22 2013 6:35 PM EST2013-02-22 23:35:07 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) - State Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-Bamberg) made a friendly challenge to Gov. Nikki Haley and Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller on Friday to live on food stamps forMore >>
State Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-Bamberg) made a friendly challenge to Gov. Nikki Haley and Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller on Friday to live on food stamps for one week.More >>
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Last week, I was a little bummed. I was tired and quite honestly, burned out. But, after a good weekend workout my energy has been rekindled.
I have made my second and last grocery store trip for the 30-day challenge.
At the beginning of the challenge, I chose to split my $131.38 SNAP budget in half and I'm so glad I did. This go around I have a lot more left over food to couple with new items. For instance, I still have a ton of eggs and fish, as well as a few snacks and breakfast items, including nuts, oatmeal, and sliced turkey.
So, here's what I bought:
Boneless chicken thighs
Carrots (1 bag)
Canned tomatoes (2)
Canned beans (2)
Whole wheat, flax and oat bran pita bread
Mini sweet peppers
Ground turkey (1Lb)
Special K cereal (Large box)
Special K protein shakes (8 ct)
Total for this trip: $50.25
Total for the month = $113.59. That's about $17 under budget!
I've already made a chicken and rice casserole to last me a couple days. I made it with brown rice, peppers, broccoli and carrots. And I plan to re-make turkey chili since it came out so well. And, try stuffed chicken or turkey pita sandwiches for lunch.
The other days I'll plan as I go along. Dinner options will probably include:
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