Winning The Food Stamp Challenge And Eating Well

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This week, Mario Batali made news as he announced how hungry he has been while taking the Food Stamp Challenge, an effort to make it through the week while spending no more than $31 total for all 21 meals and any snacks. Batali and his family are discovering how hard it is to fit meat into one's diet at the low price-per-meal covered by food stamps, and they're reportedly eating lots of rice and beans and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But Rachel Bolden-Kramer of Hip Dhamma is also taking the challenge alongside Batali and his family, I love her approach, which focuses on whole and healthy foods, as well as on guaranteed money-savers like looking beyond the grocery store.

How to Win the Food Stamp Challenge

Even though today is the first day of the Challenge, I have already declared myself a winner. In fact, I am a veteran to this challenge, and can count as many championship wins as I have fingers. Not that it’s competitive or anything like that, and since I think everyone should get a chance to win, I’ve outlined my strategy below. I should note that I am an unconventional nutritionist.

Win the Food Stamp Challenge

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