Some of you probably heard that Gwyneth Paltorw tried the Food Bank Challenge of living off of basically $1.50 per meal, which is the equivalent of food stamps. Well these recipes are for an entire day on that amount! She failed, but you won't. I've done this challenge and it isn't that bad. I once heard a nutritionist say, "If you want to eat healthy, eat like poor people." They were referring to the people in extreme poverty around the world, not in industrialized countries who actually become obese from eating cheap crappy processed foods.
Fruits, vegetables, beans, rice, eggs, oils, salt, seasoning, corn, potatoes, lentils, and whole milk. Those are the staples around the world and they used to be here also before processed foods and giant portions took over.
In the article below, look at another person trying it and then read the comments at the bottom. They have a great points about the choices she made.