When I heard about Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s (now Senator) one week Food Stamp Challenge on the Sunday Morning Show, I was intrigued.  As a bone health and nutrition coach, I wondered whether you could not just survive but eat well on food stamps.

When I say eat well, I mean eating fresh, unprocessed, organic, non-GMO food.  Now that’s a challenge!

With my friend Vicki, we set a goal to eat well on a budget of $4.40 per person, per day — the same “per day” budget Mayor Booker used.

Food budget:

Daily: $4.40 per day, per person

Weekly: $30.80 per person, $61.60 combined/per week.

What We Ate