Dietetic Intern Jessica’s SNAP Challenge- Day 7

Today is Jessica’s last day of the SNAP Challenge. Bonus, she shares a tasty recipe for jazzed up Southwestern Beans and Rice.


  • Yogurt
  • Oatmeal with ½ cup soymilk
  • $.60


  • Peanut butter sandwich
  • Apple
  • $.90


Southwestern Beans and Rice

Southwestern Beans and Rice

  • Southwestern Beans and Rice Recipe (1/2 cup beans, 1 cup rice, diced tomatoes, ¼ cup corn)
  • Kale cooked with 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • $1

Total cost for the day: $2.50

Nutrition profile: Today I was low on veggies and dairy. This seems to be the trend each day.

Southwestern Beans and Rice Recipe

Southwestern Beans and Rice Recipe


Breakfast and lunch are getting old right now. If I would have thought through it more, I would have fixed the Southwestern Beans and Rice dish last night for dinner and had leftovers today for lunch instead of a peanut butter sandwich again. This recipe is a great vegetarian dish that provides protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is also very colorful and fun! Because it’s main ingredients are rice and canned products, this dish is super cheap. I should have made this dish more often and I would have saved more money.

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