JoLuRu Posted August 13, 2012 Share Posted August 13, 2012 A friend of ours is in a challenging position. She has a 3 year old and is pregnant, due in December. Her partner just left her with another woman and can't be found. :( She works full time but without his income, there is very little left after paying rent. There is no family assistance. She gets WIC but makes too much for food stamps (so crazy with her low income in this area of very expensive rents!) Her son gets snacks and lunch at preschool. I told her I'd try to come up with a very inexpensive menu for her, using her WIC products as much as possible. I'm giving her a spice rack (she has a woefully under stocked spice cabinet!) and $50 gift certificate to our local cheap grocery store as well. They have no allergies and aren't picky eaters. Please help me come up with meals using her WIC products. Here's what she's getting each month from WIC for her and her son: $16 Fruits and Vegetables (fresh, frozen, or canned w/no added fat, salt, sugar, etc.) 7 Gallons, 1 half gallon, and 1 quart Milk, Lower Fat (some of this can be powdered or evaporated milk) 2 (16 oz) Whole Grains (brown rice, oatmeal, barley, tortillas, bread) 72 oz Breakfast Cereal 4 (64 oz) Bottle Juice or 5 (11.5 or 12 or 16 oz) Concentrate Juice 2 Dozen Eggs 2 (16 oz) Cheese 2 (16 oz) Dry Beans, Peas or Lentils or 2 (16-18 oz) Peanut Butter another 1 lb. Dry beans, peas or lentils What are your suggestions for recipes primarily using these ingredients? And if you are one who prays, she could really use it! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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