I have no money and I get my groceries from a local food bank. They rarely if ever supply foods like the healthy breakfast challenge recommends. I can’t buy other food, and don’t know how to get healthier food. Any recommendations on how to eat healthy with no money and limited food options (mostly carbs)?

Corinne O.
Hello, I would recommend to buy wheat bread, bananas and peanut butter. I toast the bread add peanut butter then slice the banana on top. This will not be too expensive. I also prepare overnight oats adding a bit of almond milk and whatever fruit I have at home. Boiled eggs for breakfast is fast and healthy. Hope my recommendations help. Take care.
Eva E.
Hey, there's something called resistant starch. There are several types but one of them is made by cooling carbs at a temperature around 5°C. You don't need to eat it cold, but you cannot heat it above 120°C, it would break the chemical structure of the starch, which makes it resistant to our digestion so it would work like fiber and clean your intestine. It's also probiotic because your microbiota can actually digest it. I hope that helps and your situation improves. Good luck, friend.
S F.
This is difficult to answer, because I think we each live in different countries. However I still would like to give you some suggestions, just incase any of these options of food are available through your food stamps. Oats makes an incredibly healthy breakfast. You don't even need milk. You can use water instead to make porridge. Oats are packed with good nutrition and protein. If oats are available, I highly recommend utilising them for breakfast. Also rice is another good staple. If rice is available to you, it is a healthy staple you can utilise for any meal during the day. I just recommend if you can, to give the rice you're going to use a good rinse before using it. I really hope that these two staples are available to you on your food stamps. The next nutrious good that comes to mind, that I'm hopeful is available to you through food stamps, is any kind of legumes (beans). Doesn't matter if they are already cooked in a can, or come dry in packets for cooking. Legumes of all varieties are packed with nutrients and protein, and there are so versatile, you can use them for any meal and get very creative. Another great thing is they are very complementary with healthy carbs like rice. They go well with pasta too, bread, wraps. In terms of meat, if you eat meat, I would hope that it would be available to you through food stamps. If this isn't the case though, you can get the protein you need easily from any beans, and also tofu. If vegetables and fruit are available to you through the stamps (i understand they may not be though sadly), even they are frozen or come dry, that's okay. They still have nutrition which is great. You could have oats for breakfast with milk, or with water instead, and you could add frozen or dry fruits to the meal, and peanut butter too of that's available. For dinner if you have access to frozen veggies, you could make a very basic veggie stir fry with rice, or a veggie risotto with rice, and add in a protein of beans or meat. Vegetable or meat stock can add flavour. I'm unsure if you can get spices through food stamps, but even pepper, a bit of salt, or veggie or meat stock can add a lot of taste to your meal. I hope this has helped you in some way. I'm proud of you for being on this journey. I empathise with resources being limited. I live in Australia, I don't have food stamps, but I can't work and am on the disability pension, it's my only very small source of income. I'm sharing with you some meals that I use as staples, especially when particular products of food are very expensive. I hope I've been able to help in anyway and I wish you all the best!