Nutrition Matters – December 2021

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Getting Ahead of the Holiday Meal Cost

Are you looking for a holiday meal that does not break the bank? With a little planning you can stretch your FNS/SNAP benefits to create a delicious meal that your family and friends will enjoy. The holiday menu below, costs less than $25, and will feed at least 5 people!


Ham Slice – You can jazz up the ham slice with a few ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen. For this Baked Ham in Orange Juice recipe, you just mix together orange juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, and spices to create a tasty sauce.

Mashed Potatoes – potatoes are a cost-effective holiday staple that everyone loves.

Frozen Mixed Vegetables

Dinner Rolls


Winter Crisp – with cranberries, apples, and cinnamon, this recipe will make your home smell delicious.

Preparing now for your holiday meals saves headaches and money later. Try not to get caught in the holiday grocery shopping rush!


For additional foods, health and nutrition information, contact Shelina Bonner, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Greene County Center at (252) 747-5831.