Protein

Eggs

Least-expensive brand
Large, white eggs — dozen

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter must be printed on food instrument to be allowed
Any brand is allowed
Creamy, crunchy, low sugar — 16-18 oz. container

Dried Beans/Peas

Any brand is allowed
Any variety — 1 lb. package

Tuna Fish

Tuna fish must be printed on the food instrument to be allowed
Any brand is allowed
Light, dark or blended — 5-6 oz. can
Dolphin safe and packed in water or oil

Pink Salmon

Pink salmon must be printed on the food instrument to be allowed
Any Brand Allowed
5-6 oz. can
Regular or low sodium and packed in oil or water
May contain bones or skin

Whole Grains

Only quantities and package sizes printed on food instrument are allowed
Least-expensive brand

Brown Rice

16 oz. bag/box

100% Whole Wheat Bread

16 oz. (1 lb.) loaf

Tortillas

16 oz. package
Corn or whole wheat

Whole Wheat Pasta

16 oz. package

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Any brand/any variety
Fresh, whole fruits or vegetables
Fresh, pre-cut fruits or vegetables (e.g., bagged salad, pineapple in plastic container, etc.)

Dairy

Cheese

Least-expensive brand in the category of the participant’s choice
American, mild cheddar, medium cheddar, mozzarella (part skim) and Swiss — 8 or 16 oz.
Block or sliced (not individually wrapped).
Low-fat, fat-free, and low-sodium varieties are approved

Milk

Children younger than 2 years old must receive whole milk
Children 2 to 5 years old and women may only receive 1 percent or skim milk
Least-expensive brand

Homogenized
Whole, low-fat (1 percent) and / or fat-free (skim)
Gallon and quart
Lactose Reduced / Lactose Free
Must be printed on food instrument
Whole, low-fat (1 percent) and / or fat-free (skim)
Half gallon and quart

Soy Beverage

Soy beverage must be printed on the food instrument to be allowed
Brands: 8th Continent, Pacific Ultra, Silk or Great Value
Half gallon or quart containers
Original or vanilla flavor