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Old 05-13-2019, 01:10 PM
 
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Same here. I didn't like BO but I still thought the healthy school food move was good. However, it was destined to fail because those kids have grown accustom to eating nothing but junk food. Just because their school lunches are changed up, doesn't mean they will change their eating habits. Most of the healthy food the kids got was thrown out, not even eaten.
The nutritionist for the school district tells me many kids have their dinner at the fast food drive through. Or pick up something at the convenience store. She served pears at lunch. The kids thought they were funny shaped apples, having never seen one. Many have no clue how food grows or gets to their plate.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:29 PM
 
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Try to substitute the ground beef with fresh turkey burger some time. See what you think. You can get it ground in either the white or dark meat. It's even more healthier with the turkey meat and seriously you won't hardly taste the difference, if at all. The big difference is it won't get all that grease floating up to the top that you have to skim off. The chili won't be greasy inside either. That's the most noticeable difference you'll experience between beef and turkey.

I usually make a gallon and a half pot of chili a few times during colder winter months. I'm single so I can finish that off in an entire week. I will cook it on a Sunday and have it completely finished by the following Friday. I use all 100% fresh ingredients, except for the beans. I allow them to soak a while to soften them up. On average, that one pot of chili cost me roughly $50 in total, but again, depending on where you shop for the ingredients. I don't shop for food at places like Safeway, Costco, etc. I rather give my business to family owned mom and pop stores. Those tend to be a bit more pricy then the big box stores.
That's what I make too, about a gallon and a half, but $50? I make some great chili beans that don't cost anywhere near that.

3 pounds ground beef $2.83 per pound, Sam's Club
1 pound chorizo 99 cents per 8 ounce tube
2.5- 3 pounds pinto beans @ 47 cents per pound
large can of crushed tomatoes $1.50
onion 60 cents, garlic a few cents
seasonings and spices negligible.
That adds up to less than $15
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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The nutritionist for the school district tells me many kids have their dinner at the fast food drive through. Or pick up something at the convenience store. She served pears at lunch. The kids thought they were funny shaped apples, having never seen one. Many have no clue how food grows or gets to their plate.
I wonder if that's regional? My grandson eats school lunches and they serve salad and vegetables every day. They have a salad bar where the kids can make up their own salad and a choice of two or three vegetables. They also have an entree like chicken nuggets or burritos but they certainly offer plenty of healthy food. I can't speak for all the kids but my grandson loves his salads, and if green beans or broccoli are on the menu he will sometimes pass on the entree to get seconds on those.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:24 PM
 
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That's what I make too, about a gallon and a half, but $50? I make some great chili beans that don't cost anywhere near that.

3 pounds ground beef $2.83 per pound, Sam's Club
1 pound chorizo 99 cents per 8 ounce tube
2.5- 3 pounds pinto beans @ 47 cents per pound
large can of crushed tomatoes $1.50
onion 60 cents, garlic a few cents
seasonings and spices negligible.
That adds up to less than $15
Just the ground turkey alone costs roughly $15.00 when I do this. I use roughly 2 - 2 1/2 pounds @ $7.99 per pound for the ground breast (white)/ $6.99 per pound for the dark. I'm using ground turkey breast and not from Sam's Club, or any other big box store for that matter. I shop only at one of a kind family stores or, ones that have no more then maybe 3 - 5 locations in total. I also put way more ingredients into my chili then what you've listed above that you put in yours. The only meat in mine is the turkey, so no chorizo in mine. I make more of a chili con carne compared to a soupy watered down type of thing.

Location is key. Some places in the US are cheaper then others, some are more expensive then others.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:31 PM
 
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Just the ground turkey alone costs roughly $15.00 when I do this. I use roughly 2 - 2 1/2 pounds @ $7.99 per pound for the ground breast (white)/ $6.99 per pound for the dark. I'm using ground turkey breast and not from Sam's Club, or any other big box store for that matter. I shop only at one of a kind family stores or, ones that have no more then maybe 3 - 5 locations in total. I also put way more ingredients into my chili then what you've listed above that you put in yours. The only meat in mine is the turkey, so no chorizo in mine. I make more of a chili con carne compared to a soupy watered down type of thing.

Location is key. Some places in the US are cheaper then others, some are more expensive then others.
Mine definitely isn't a "soupy watered down type of thing" but I'm wondering if you aren't overestimating the health benefit in using ground turkey rather than beef? https://www.livestrong.com/article/4...urkey-or-beef/
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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I don't think food stamps should go for anything but nutritional food. No issue denying their use for things like junk food, cigarettes, soda, liquor, etc...
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:41 PM
 
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I wonder if that's regional? My grandson eats school lunches and they serve salad and vegetables every day. They have a salad bar where the kids can make up their own salad and a choice of two or three vegetables. They also have an entree like chicken nuggets or burritos but they certainly offer plenty of healthy food. I can't speak for all the kids but my grandson loves his salads, and if green beans or broccoli are on the menu he will sometimes pass on the entree to get seconds on those.
My grandkids always went to schools that served healthy lunches. The schools also had gardens the kids work in.
And one grandson went to a camp in Vt every summer that teaches kids how to farm, and live in the wilderness.
They went in the spring one weekend to plant and then all summer, they tended the veggies, then learned to prepare meals with the veggies they grew.

But, that school where the kids eat fast food is low income, majority minority. It is not in a food desert. Just that's not something the kids learned from family or friends.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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I don't think food stamps should go for anything but nutritional food. No issue denying their use for things like junk food, cigarettes, soda, liquor, etc...
Your Congress does not agree, no matter which party hold the majority.

Alcohol and cigs have never been eligible for direct purchase with SNAP benefits.
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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Mine definitely isn't a "soupy watered down type of thing" but I'm wondering if you aren't overestimating the health benefit in using ground turkey rather than beef? https://www.livestrong.com/article/4...urkey-or-beef/
Ground hamburger (beef) is chock full of fat. Even if you get the "lean" hamburger, it's still got plenty of fat in it. How much grease are you skimming off the top of the pot when it's cooking? When using turkey burger, absolutely no grease is building up on the top that has to be skimmed off and there is still no grease in the chili con carne itself.

Yeah, if you are grinding up your own beef and first removing absolutely all the fat entirely, you'll get good protein from that just the same as using ground breast of turkey.
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:08 PM
 
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Your Congress does not agree, no matter which party hold the majority.

Alcohol and cigs have never been eligible for direct purchase with SNAP benefits.
Anything taxed isn't allowed. That includes hot deli foods (which I was surprised about when I found out about that). I thought it would be nice for those on food stamps to be able to get a hot prepared meal at the deli section. But when I was in line, someone in front of me didn't know that apparently and tried to by a hot meal with food stamps. Couldn't do it. I asked my friend working there why not. They explained to me it's the tax reason. That should be the one exception I think.
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