After five years of helping to organize the Welfare Food Challenge I gave it a try this year, trying to eat for a week on only the food that $19 can buy. I figured it out so I would be eating things I like and that were easy to prepare.

Lunch would be a peanut butter sandwich and a cup of vegetable juice. Supper would be roasted potatoes and carrots with some garlic and a egg. That came up to $17.59.

I didn’t have anything green and there was no fruit. So it wasn’t really a healthy diet but not too bad for a week I thought.