With cold weather approaching, the majority of American households are preparing for their energy bills to go up as they turn up the heater.
It is the time when many of you are scratching your head to find ways to lower your other household expenses.
There are many ways to achieve that. For example, to those who qualify, food stamps can help significantly cut down the spending on meals.
In places like Nicholasville, Kentucky where temperature can drop to 20°F or below, a warm hearty meal after a long hectic day is something that people look forward to daily during the winter.
But food stamps itself does not cover hot and prepared meals. Preparing hot food for the family can be tiring and time consuming…or is it really?
Below we will show you a few 10-minute recipes that will change your mind on hot meal preparation.
And there’re more good news. If you happen to live in Nicholasville, Kentucky and are receiving food stamps, you may be eligible to receive a free smartphone and internet data service when you qualify for two government benefits programs.
So from now on, you will be able to save and download easy hot food recipes and budgeting living tips on your phone anytime, anywhere!
Easy Food Stamps Hot Meals
Soup is always a satisfactory and comforting choice. And here’s a simple formula to a tasty and nutritious meal:
soup base + vegetable + protein + carbs.
Store-bought chicken makes a wonderful soup base. Chicken bouillon can be a good substitute too. Heat those in a pot before adding your favorite protein - chicken, fish or canned beans (good low-cost choice!).
Frozen vegetables are super handy. They can go straight to the pot from freezer. No wash and no trim needed. If that’s not enough, add some pasta of your choice. Or simply serve the soup with bread. Such filling meal can be cooked and served in a single pot.
If soup is not really your thing, how about a meaty pasta dish? This is even easier to prep. Heat ground meat or minced sausages in a pan (both can be bought bulk from Costco or any grocery in Nicholasville like Save a Lot ) Then add bottled pasta sauce (your choice from tomato or creamy). When everything is cooked through, serve the sauce on top of the cooked pasta, or mashed potato. And there, your delicious weekday dinner is ready.
(3) Hot Drinks
If peanut butter jelly is still the preferred meal by your family, go for it. Whatever food brings the family together is good food. And you can pull a little magic by serving yourself a cup of a hot drink. Tea with milk, warm apple cider or coke with lemon. A minute in the microwave can turn the drinks into a belly-warming mug of pure delight. Totally worth it!
Free Phones and Data Plan Available
So there you go. Who says you can’t eat healthy when you are cooking on a budget? There are plenty of easy budget meal prep ideas online. Pinterest, and Instagram are good sources that you can take references from.
However, smart phone and internet service may not be easily affordable to everyone. If you don’t have access to public Wi-Fi, a data service plan can be expensive.
The good news is the government understands this, and they have created the Lifeline Programs and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to help make mobile phone and internet connection more affordable to eligible households.
Below, we will walk you through how to qualify for these two programs.
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EASY Wireless have combined the benefits of the two programs to come up with the following offers
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- FREE UNLIMITED Data
- FREE Unlimited Talk
- FREE Unlimited Text
- Keep the Phone You Love
- Choose to Keep Your Number or Get a New One
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How Do You Qualify for Lifeline and ACP?
For residents of Nicholasville, Kentucky who are already participating in the following government benefit programs, it is easy to qualify for Lifeline and ACP
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
An alternative way to qualify is by meeting the income criteria. Check the chart below. If your household income is lower than what is shown here (based on your family size), you will have the chance to qualify.
To enroll the programs through EASY Wireless, simply complete and submit the online enrolment information, you will be notified when you are qualified for the program. And in no time, EASY Wireless will deliver a cell phone and SIM card to your doorstep!
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