What’s it like to live on $35 worth of groceries for the week? We likely all have a budget in mind when we head to the store to buy our groceries, but for the nearly 47 million people who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, shopping on a tight budget is a reality of everyday life, and this is what the average person receives. So this September, for Hunger Action Month, when ABC7 Chicago asked me to take the SNAP Challenge to see if I could make balanced, nutritious meals on $35 for the week, I said yes.
Planning is Key When Shopping, Eating on a Budget.
SNAP Challenge kicks off with ABC7, dietician Kim Kirchherr. (wrap up video; site includes all three videos from the week’s challenge of living on $35
SNAP Challenge: Checking in with Kim Kirchherr | Video | abc7chicago.com.
School’s back in full swing! Don’t make snacks and lunches feel like homework – instead, let your kids help out and focus on the fun of creating meals. Studies have shown that kids perform better mentally and physically with proper nutrition. So to help support their learning and sports, try these simple ideas …
As the leaves start to turn and the seasons begin to change, one of my favorite ways to welcome the new weather is by changing up the menu. Seasonal produce is budget-friendly, tasty, and easily ensures menus don’t get boring or routine. When you start to pull out the sweaters and change the seasonal wardrobe, makeover your menus as well.