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What other poor people eat.....

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I spend $100 to $110 a week on food. I looked up the income guidelines once and according to the chart we would qualify for food stamps, but we do not receive them.

Breakfasts: home made oatmeal with flax meal, banana, and black strap molasses.

2 organic eggs in organic butter with organic whole wheat toast

English muffin with a banana and a kiwi

Lunches: lentil soup with beer bread

Almond butter, home made, and apple butter sandwiches.Organic Carrots and hummus on the side

Grilled cheese, all organic, with organic apple slices

Salad ( organic lettuce, regular tomatoes and onion) with black beans and sunflower seeds on top

Dinners: garbanzo bean curry
Tamale pie
Black beans and rice
Spaghetti and bean balls
Vegnews Mac and cheese (cheese sauce made from potatoes, carrots, onions, butter, cashews, and nutritional yeast)
Veggie sushi

Edit: I'm surprised so many people think this is disgusting. It's what we'd be eating even if we had more funds. It's real food, it's good.
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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by Anonymous 6 on Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:19 PM

What is "dirty dozen/clean 15"???

Quoting bigmessylife:

Quoting RLT2:

Okay, so you don't eat meat and you eat all organic. You make everything from scratch. You probably have your own beehive etc etc.  Is this a food stamp post? An organic food post? A vegetarian post? A non packaged food post?

Not everything organic. I just try to follow the dirty dozen/ clean 15. It's a "people don't have to eat like the original poor menu post" post.

Maybe someone will get a dinner idea, you never know.

by Ruby Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:34 PM

We spend about $600 a month for our family of 5 for groceries and house hold stuff. We could cut it back some though and I do buy a little here and there for my brother too.

by Bronze Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:01 PM
Quoting Anonymous:

The 12 foods with the most pesticide residue and the 15 with the least. If a food is in the dirty dozen we buy it organic.
by Anonymous 7 on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:02 PM
Sounds absolutely disgusting.
by Ruby Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:04 PM

 Sounds good. I could eat hummus all damn day, I love that shit.

by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:08 PM
We make fun out of our poverty my kids and I we do a redneck chicken night which is those frozen chicken patties with mozz cheese and hunts sauce with pasta......
by Anonymous 8 on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:13 PM
i wish we could spend $100/week on groceries, and we DO get FS. we get $100/month for 2 adults and 1 child, and have a $200/month cash grocery budget. we eat real crafty.
by 🎨Crafty Pants🎨 on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:19 PM
We spend about the same. Some weeks we only spend 50-70.
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by Anonymous 9 on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:30 PM
Sounds awful.
by Ruby Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:35 PM
It sounds disgusting.
I just spent about $324 for 2 weeks for 4 adults and 2 teen boys.
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