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Breakfast for Under a Dollar

June 22nd, 2007


*Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it is typically the meal that most often skipped in a rush to get out the door. By taking a few minutes to prepare and eat breakfast you can help keep your energy level up and your blood sugar from dropping. I particularly chose eggs because they will help you stave off hunger pains. We prefer them scrambled and added a little bit of cheese and salsa for flavor. A hearty whole wheat bread with 3 grams of fiber was chosen simple because it is a complex carbohydrate. Although I am not a dietitian and no more then a home cook, I do know if through nothing but experience, that complex carbohydrates are far more satisfying and offer a much better source of energy then their often less expensive, overly refined, and processed counter parts. The 8 oz glass of orange juice was chosen to replace my passion for fresh fruit for breakfast. Although it could not compare with the vitamins, nutrients, and fiber found in a serving of fruit, it is high in vitamin C and help to round out this meal. The Texas Pete Hot Sauce was on stand-by because we were a little bit suspicious of the Read more…

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$42 Emergency Menu

June 22nd, 2007


It was many moons ago, but will admit that I do know first hand what it is like to experience hunger and food insecurity. Hearing about the Food Stamp Challenge both online and in the media has brought back a flood of memories for me and a deep sense of gratefulness that there is always hope. It is in remembering the struggles of poverty and my own humble past that I have set the foundation for this menu. It has been created to feed 2 people for a week with no more then $1.00 per meal, but elements of the menu and grocery list can be tweaked to accommodate a family of 4 for less then $84 if extra or larger (family sized) items are bought at the store. $42 0r $84 may seem like quite a bit of money to many people trying to pare down expenses or exist on a shoe string budget. However, this amount can easily be reduced by Read more…

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$42 Emergency Menu

June 21st, 2007


Rather then complain for a week about how hungry and lightheaded my husband and I are on a Food Stamp Budget of no more then $1 per meal/$3 a day each, we have decided to do something different. For the many people that live on $21 or less due to various reasons, for far longer then a week, we have been inspired to offer a grocery list, menu, quick, easy, and fairly healthy recipes that can be made in 15 minutes or less with no prior experience in the kitchen. Grocery items were chosen due to their ability to stave off hunger, consistent low prices, and year round accessibility. Wal-mart was not my first choice of places to shop and was chosen strictly because it is a national store that can be found in many communities across the US. Our participation in the Food Stamp Challenge will kick off tomorrow morning and I will post our menu directly after breakfast. Recipes and updates will follow for the next 7 days.

The Grocery List
($42 for 2 people/$1 each per meal for the course of 7 days)

$5.00 for 2 Loaves of Baker’s Inn 100% Whole Wheat Bread (5 gr. of Protein and 3 gr. Fiber per slice with 16 slices in each package)

$1.47 for 18 oz. of Read more…

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