Wednesday in the Rocky Mountain News is Foodie day to me. The grocery sale fliers come out and the spotlight insert is always food related.
On the back of today’s spotlight, there was a column that highlighted the Food Stamp Nutrition Connection. Now before you write this site off as you may or may not be on food stamps, you may still want to check it out.
Hosted by the US Dept of Agriculture, this site provides the cost per serving and lots of healthy and cheap recipes.
I went over to see what the site had to offer. The Recipe Finder has a series of questions to ask you. Including what type of meat you have, what style of recipe you are looking for, what cooking equipment you have and for what meal you are looking for. You can also include how much you want to spend per serving or per meal.
Just for fun, I put in a few numbers.
For a meal under $0.25 cents – try the Italian Bean Patties
Looking for some Southern Meals for under a $1.00? Try the Slow Cooked BBQ at $0.97 a serving (5 servings), or the Red Beans and Rice and $0.37 a serving (8 servings).
Maybe you need a side dish for young kids at under $0.75 there are a bunch of ideas. Including Fiesta Mix at $0.28 a serving. Try the Granola Bars at $0.24 a serving. And there is still the Peanut Butter and Fruit-wich, the Peter Pumpkin Squares and the Peachy pops!
If you know how much you have to spend on a meal, try the site out. Or just check it out for some healthy and quick meal ideas for not a lot of cash!