Can You Buy Energy Drinks With Food Stamps? [List of Brands]

The SNAP program for food assistance gives out more than $50 billion in benefits each year. With so many benefits going around, you might be wondering: What exactly can you get with that EBT card of yours? Can you buy energy drinks? Energy drinks that are sold as food and labeled with “Nutrition Facts” are EBT approved. … Read more

Hummus Left Out Overnight: Is It Safe to Eat?

So, you left your hummus out overnight. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. (Just kidding—it happens to the best of us.) But now you’re wondering: Is this hummus still safe to eat? Hummus left out for more than two hours (including overnight) should be thrown away according to USDA recommendations. Even if you plan … Read more

Cooked Beans Left Out Overnight: Are They Safe to Eat?

So, you left your beans out overnight… Shame on you. (Just kidding—it happens to the best of us.) Now, the big question is whether you can safely just reheat and eat these beans, or if they have to go in the trash. According to USDA recommendations, cooked beans left out overnight (or for more than … Read more

17 Vegan Substitutes for Anchovies or Anchovy Paste

Anchovies can contribute a few different tastes to a dish. They’re salty, they’ve got a “umami” taste (the fifth taste) due to their glutamate content, and of course, they’re fishy, as well. So, what can you use in place of anchovies as a vegan? Here are 17 vegan substitutes for anchovies, often used in combination: … Read more

Can You Pop Microwave Popcorn on the Stove?

I love popcorn, and I will go to great lengths to make it. Personally, I’ve cooked plain popcorn kernels in the microwave, and I’ve cooked microwave popcorn on the stove. You do what you gotta do. Am I right? Microwave popcorn can be cooked on the stove since it is just popcorn, oil, and seasoning. … Read more

Do You Burn More Calories When You’re Sick?

There’s an old saying: “Feed a cold, starve a fever.” The idea is that eating can help warm you up during a cold, and fasting can cool your body from a fever. Unfortunately, it’s a misguided saying—you should eat during colds and fevers! But oh well—that leads us to our topic today. Do you burn … Read more

Can You Buy Protein Powder With Food Stamps (EBT)?

The SNAP program for food assistance gave out $55.6 billion of benefits in 2019! That’s a lot of benefits! With so many benefits going around, some questions arise: What exactly can you buy with your EBT card? Can you buy protein powder? Most protein powders can be purchased with food stamps (EBT), but it depends … Read more

The 10 Best Tempeh Substitutes to Use in Recipes

As a fermented soy product, tempeh adds something pretty distinct to a recipe. That said, if you’re wanting to try a tempeh recipe and you don’t have any on hand… There are quite a few other foods that can step in and fill the position in a pinch. Here are 10 tempeh substitutes to use … Read more