good-and-cheapAccording to the National Food and Research center, 46 million families and individuals rely on SNAP each month. This can be a challenging task for many as the average stipend for a family is $126 a month, which is roughly $4 a day per person.

For families, it can be an overwhelming task to plan meals with this budget. Lucky for us, Leanne Brown, a masters student at NY University, has created a tool to help. In a recent interview with NPR, Leanne unveils a new cook book that she designed to help families create filling, healthy, and flavorful meals within the $4 a person budget

Good and Cheap Helpful Hints
Good and Cheap cook book also offers creative ideas near the end of some of its sections. One section offers fun ideas on how to use left overs, and another suggests 7 different ways to spice up your popcorn!

Staff Favorites from Good and Cheap
Some of our top picks to try!

  • Veggie Jambalaya
  • Chana Masala
  • Banana Pancakes
  • French Onion Soup

The cook book, Good and Cheap, is available for free online at Leanne’s website www.leannebrown.com

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