Only $5 for a meal for a family of four? That is daunting. How many of us really cost out our meals to that extent? Yes, we know that steak costs more than pasta; but do we think about the salt and pepper, that extra sprinkle of parsley?
We who are privileged enough to not think about these things on a regular basis should take notice and spread the word to others about the need to feed the hungry- about the families, the children, the seniors who are barely getting by. Think about the fact that if people are better nourished, they are healthier and thereby have fewer medical expenses; which means they take fewer days off from school and work. It is a vicious cycle. When I took a series of classes with the Citizens Committee for Children, we visited schools with children who lived in Section 8 housing. Lunch at school was their big and possibly one meal of the day.
- 1 in 7 Americans struggle with hunger; 15.3 million American children struggle with hunger; 5.4 million seniors are food insecure
- 8 Myths About Hunger: There is a stark contrast between the widely held myths and realities about hunger and these myths/realities can shed some light on WHY there is hunger in America if you’d like to touch on that.
- The Face of Hunger is Changing: A unique view into the reality of who in America struggles with hunger and why
- Hunger by the Numbers: How big is the problem of hunger?
- Interactive map: Individual data on how many food insecure households are in your state
- Tell Congress to end hunger for military families now!
- Invest and Improve Child Nutrition Programs
- Educate others: Urge readers to share your posts, hunger facts, hunger myths and more on social media or during mealtime with their families and friends (while eating the tasty recipes you all come up with of course!)
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national nonprofit organization working to end hunger in the United States and Israel for all faiths and backgrounds. For more information, please visit mazon.org.
I created the $5 Baked Eggs and Vegetarian Sausage below based on the $5 requirement, an easy method of preparation, and one pan.
- 4 Eggs at $.33 a piece = $1.32
- 3 Links of Tofurky Original Italian Vegetarian Sausage at $1.00 a piece = $3.00
- 1 Sprig of Parsley (left in the basket by another shopper) = Free!
- Total: $4.32
Please join me in checking out the dishes other bloggers created for the #FoodiesFightingHunger campaign:
- Ramen Fettuccini with Peas – Jew Hungry
- Rice Bowl w/ egg – Cooking in Heelss
- Vegan Chickpea Huevos Rancheros Tostadas – Will Frolic for Food
- Overnight Oats Let’s Eat Cake/ – letseatcakeblog
- Sweet Potato Burrito Lunch Bowls – Cake Over Steak
- Spring Vegetable Alphabet Soup – Hola Jalapeno
- Fried Green Tomato Sabich – What Jew Wanna Eat
- Crustless Veggie Frittate in Muffin Tins – Kosher Like Me
- White Bean and Spinach Quesadillas – Confident Cook, Hesitant Baker
- Black Beans & Cheesy Tortillas – MAZON/A Nutritionist Eats
- Avocado Toast with Egg – The Kosher Spoon
- Vegan Kale Tortilla Salad – Greens & Fries
- Galette of Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions and Corn – A Jew’s Bouche
$5 Baked Eggs and Vegetarian Sausage
By May 18, 2016Published:
- 4 Servings
- 25 mins
- 4 Large Eggs
- 3 4 1/4 oz each Tofurky Original Italian Vegetarian Sausage chopped
- Sprig Parsley optional
- small oven proof pan
- Preheat oven to: 375°
- Spread the chopped sausage on the bottom of the pan. No oil or extra spices are needed because the sausage is made with both.
- Break eggs over the top of the sausage.
- Bake in oven for 25-35 minutes depending on how well done you like your eggs.
- Sprinkle with parsley if you have it.