Want cheap nutritious food? The solution lies in cooking

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  • K Mchenry, IL
    Nov. 15, 2012 6:20 a.m.

    Can't use a SNAP card for premade food.

    Fruits and veggies have less calories. Protein fills you up and carbs, most don't think of fruits and veggies as able to fill you up. You spend more on apples than meat trying to equal the same amout of calories. So if you have $90 to feed a family of 4 through snap you buy bread milk peanut butter potatoes ground beef and dried pasta.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 7:12 a.m.

    I'm sorry but my problem is that a bunch of dried legumes that I try to rehydrate never tastes like Olive Garden.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 9:52 p.m.

    I have been eating a lot of beans and whole grain rice lately. I bought a good supply of beans and rice for food storage. I also bought a Trangia alcohol stove along with a Caldera Cone so I can cook them without electricity. The Calderia Cone, Trangia stove setup function as a very efficient slow cooking crock pot.

    In the event of an emergency a supply of food and water would come in real handy. If you are depending on government for help instead of preparing yourself, chances are fair you may be hungry / thirsty for days before they can help.

  • Solutions not Stones Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 9:36 p.m.

    "Noting that more Americans are reliant today on food stamps than ever"

    You can say that again. How about instead of giving people 'food stamps' to go by Papa Murphys Pizza, junk food, or trade for cash, lets start giving people vouchers for staples like dry beans, rice, wheat, etc. Every month a family would be entitled to 25 lb of beans, 25 lb or rice, 25 lb of wheat, quart of oil, and so on each month. We would save a lot of money on these programs and the people in question would eat much healthier. Not to mention that many people would probably decide they would rather just go get a job.