We probably spend $30-$40 a day on food... but we eat way too much takeout. In College I lived on chicken breast, veggies, and salad... with some frozen burritos and pizzas thrown in there. Never tried to live on $4 a day though.
2 dozen eggs= 2.50ish
Big bag of rice = Ranges
Chicken 2.5 lbs = $5.00 - 7.00
Lentils = $2.50
4 lbs kale and broccoli = $2.89 (Salad is pointless guys go for the real dark leafy greenz!)
Bumblebee 10 Pack of Tuna = $7.00
Coconut Oil = $6.00
There will be money left over, and extra rice and chicken and tuna.
Money left over will be for:
when the week comes
en la futura.
Sunday night cook up the rice, put into tupperware.
Cook all that up. Dice up the veggies. Mix it in with the tuna add a lemon or lime on it. Put the lentils on top of the rice. Hardboil the eggs.
Feeding time is 6-10 pm (after work and school)
Lunchbreak devoted to enjoying life without the hassle of a meal =)
Where I live you'd have to say goodbye to all fresh fruit and vegetables. Probably all meat too. I'd be eating a lot of rice and potatoes may be the exclusion to expensive vegetables that are actually filling.
Its not very hard to eat for a month on 120 bucks. Ive eaten on 15 bucks a week at times.
You get rice, frozen dinners that are often 2 for 4 and have the meat and grazy, you can get a whole chicken for like 4 bucks from meat markets and cook half each day, and get a box of cereal for 2....get chunky soups. They arel ike 1.89 each. Once for lunch one for dinner.
Its not really hard hard. Its nothing to make into a challenge. You just dont eat 3 meals a day.
I eat once or twice a day anyway. I get up at 5:10....dont feel like making or stopping for breakfast. I eat some crappy fast food lunch...and I eat some kinda snack before bed. At most its a sandwich.
I definitely think I come close to pulling off the $4/day for food thing on a regular basis.
A lot of my normal days consist of a breakfast featuring a pancake and eggs (with a touch of butter, syrup, and cream cheese). My lunch is often an apple, yogurt, and bagel. Then for dinner I frequently go the rice route with perhaps a bit of tomato soup and clementines. Doing some quick portioning of the prices with which I purchase all of that in whole (and accounting for the butter, cream cheese and syrup) I think I came out to around $4.50ish.
I figure I'd have to remove a few eggs, chill on the butter/cream cheese or stop eating fruits to really get down to the $4 limit.
By reading his Day 2 blog you can see he's already regretting the choices he's made, he didn't really invest in anything that would last him longer than a week at a time like rice or oatmeal.
Look brother, this whole thing is obviously a political advertisement and none of it is real.
The diary, the sudden realizations he's going to post in his diary, the conclusions he's going to make based on this experience. The entire thing is a fabricated, premeditated sham to sell his political message.