#100Daysofgoodstuff Day 45: Good Eats

Sometimes it feels like it’d be a whole lot cheaper to just succumb to eating junk food. I eat very healthfully but I know I spend more on food and groceries than the average American probably can afford in an effort to getting all of those nutrients. It’s troubling to think about the huge percentage of our population living on food stamps who (understandably) believe that the best option for their budget is often the least nutritious.

Leanne Brown’s book Good and Cheap came out a few years ago but it’s as relevant today as it was then.

“It really bothered me,” she says. “The 47 million people on food stamps — and that’s a big chunk of the population — don’t have the same choices everyone else does.”
Brown guessed that she could help people in SNAP, the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, find ways to cook filling, nourishing and flavorful meals. So she set out to write a cookbook full of recipes anyone could make on a budget of just $4 a day.
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