#SNAPchallenge organic menu: not just beans and rice

S.N.A.P. = Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

When I think of budget eating I think of two food items: rice and beans. The thought of eating two things I can't stand for seven days straight made me dizzy and nervous. After careful thought and planning I came up with a menu that was 1) all organic ingredients 2) 80% vegetarian 3) had equal parts protien, veggies and fruit. THE problem with budget eating (and eating in general) in this country is that no one wants to take the time to plan out their meals. Slow down people! COOK more. It's healthy, cheaper and better for you.


Breakfast: banana, tea

Egg, toast + glass of milk

Lunch: Tuna sandwiches

Dinner: Asian noodle dish x 2


Breakfast: banana chia seed porriage, tea

Steel cut oats w/ almond milk, agave + frozen blueberries

Lunch: Tuna salad (artichoke hearts, cannelli beans, olive oil, green beans, onion)

butternut squash soup

Dinner: left over Asian noodles


Breakfast: banana, tea

Egg, toast + glass of milk

Lunch: Tuna sandwiches/lunch meat sandwhiches

Dinner: Beef burgers, roast veggies

FRIDAY: Breakfast: banana + chia seed porriage, tea

Egg, toast, + glass of milk

Lunch: Tuna + quinoa salad with Siracha sauce

Dinner: Potato Latkes and homemade apple sauce


Breakfast: banana + tea

Lunch: Egg sandwich + cheese

grilled cheese w/ tomato soup

Dinner: left over asian noodles OR pasta + homemade sauce


Breakfast: banana + tea

Lunch: Blueberry muffins/ eggs

Dinner: Beef patties + baked french fries


Breakfast: Steel cut oatmeal + frozen fruit

Lunch: Tuna sandwiches + soup

Dinner left over pasta + meat balls


Breakfast: banana + tea

Lunch: Lunch meat sandwiches

Dinner: leftovers/soup