Dining on $1 a Day

March 20, 2009 at 7:52 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

dollarAfter reading in an article that it wasn’t possible to eat well on a dollar a day, North Carolina computer consultant Rebecca Currie set out to see whether she could. As detailed in her blog Less Is Enough, Currie comparison-shopped to determine the cheapest options at her local stores, then spent a month eating cornmeal mush, millet, steel-cut oats, chicken soup, eggs, rice, tortillas and more. Her portions were small, and she lost weight. But Currie considers the project a success. Her goal wasn’t to convince us all to dine on a dollar a day, but rather to consider eating well for less. (The project ended last week — at which point she bought salmon and avocados.) 

I learned about Currie and her project in a scavenged (but current) issue of People magazine which someone left behind on a bus.

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