Gwyneth Paltrow has vowed to live on just $29 worth of food for a week, after agreeing to take on a charity challenge aimed at raising awareness and funds for New York’s food banks.
The 42-year-old mother-of-two, who founded popular lifestyle wesbite Goop, posted a picture of her $29 grocery shop on her Twitter account yesterday afternoon, showcasing a range of healthy options, including a variety of fresh vegetables, some brown rice and some black beans.
‘This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store – what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week,’ she wrote alongside the image.
It’s not actually per family. That’s per person within a family (OK, perhaps per adult).
And seriously, eating for £3 a day isn’t that tough. Sure, there’ll be a shortage of steak in such a diet but dang, two or three thousand calories of interesting, healthy food on that sum just isn’t tough.
Any of us could do that in a heartbeat if we had to. Without hanging around the meat and fish counters at the end of the day looking for bargains.
Hell, dare I say it, just get one of Jack Monroe’s books.
Or even work out what makes peasant diets work. 2 thousand calories of stodge then look for something to flavour it and some vitamins. Cheapest one can find of all of them.
Actually, could be a good cookbook in there. “Stodge- How Our Ancestors Ate”.