Nutritional Health & Wellness
Great websites for easy, affordable meal ideas:
Budget Bytes has everything you need to finally take control of your food budget. With over 1000 delicious and affordable recipes to choose from, there’s a little something for everyone. This website has endless delicious, quick, healthy, and affordable meals - it's a fantastic resource!
SuperCook is a genius site that allows you to plug-in whatever ingredients you have in your cabinets. Then, the site will find recipes that match them, giving you ideas of what you can make with what you already have. After entering the ingredients you have, pick the recipes that appeal to you and try them out!
Don't scroll past this helpful site, founded by a woman who has faced hardship and financial difficulty herself. This site revolves around home cooking from scratch using frugal recipes that happen to be nutritious. Suzanne's aim is to help those facing similar situations she was once in, one simple meal at a time. Check this site out, because it has lots of easy meals that even kids can make!
You may have watched a few videos on Facebook of simple, delicious meals posted by Tasty. If you enjoy instructional videos of people turning everyday ingredients into a mouth-watering creation, then this site is a must-visit. One of my highest acclaimed categories is their Three Ingredient Recipes. You can learn how to make restaurant-style meals with just three ingredients! The recipes seem fancy, but they’re remarkably simple - simply delicious!
OCM is a local organization focused on food access. It operates a weekly Mississippi Certified Farmers Market each Tuesday from 3-6:30pm to make healthy, local food accessible to all people in our community, especially those facing barriers of cost and transportation. OCM serves as a place for producers and consumers to meet, connect, and support one another all while at a fair, reasonable price. Additionally, all customers with SNAP/EBT are eligible to use their card at the market.
Resources for individuals facing food insecurity:
Each Tuesday at 5:00pm, More Than A Meal distributes warm meals and other necessities to those in need within our community. More Than A Meal strives to serve the people of Oxford with good food, encouragement, and a sense of community.
MFN distributes more than 1.5 million pounds of food and feeds more than 150,000 MS residents every month. MFN distributes food and goods through 430 member agencies who, in turn, distribute to recipients in their own communities. Check out this site for programs and resources MFN provides that could help you.
The Food Pantry is one of the resources provided through MFN, open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-11am.
SNAP provides monthly benefits that help low income households buy the food they need for good health. SNAP is a federal program administered on the local level by the Mississippi Department of Human Services. SNAP is meant to be a supplement to one’s income to help ensure nutritional needs are met. Mississippi residents who face food insecurity are urged to learn more and apply for the program.
WIC is a special supplemental food program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children under five years of age. It provides low-income women, infants and children with food, nutrition counseling, and access to health services.
MSDH provides many services for individuals, families, children, and seniors in need.