A person with a low income can have a nutritious diet if appropriate choices are made.



(1) prepared meals (and eating out)

(2) snack foods


Red meat tends to be more expensive than other sources of protein. Alternatives include:

(1) peanut butter

(2) dried beans

(3) eggs

(4) cheese

(5) chicken



(1) Buying fruits and vegetables in season. Some can be dried or stored for some time.

(2) Buying in bulk.


Additional recommendations (not listed in the book):

(1) avoid fried foods

(2) reduce salt intake

(3) eat a balanced diet, not limiting it to fats and starches

(4) take a multivitamin

(5) avoid shopping when hungry

(6) have a garden


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