We talk a lot at Blisstree about whether it’s possible to eat healthy on the cheap. Sure, produce can be pricey, and superfoods are super expensive, too. But Well+Good NYC has the dirt on a group of chefs who are taking back the value meal to make healthy dinners cheap, and convenient, too:
At most fast food joints, $5 can get you a full mealâ€”processed meat, side of grease, and sugary soda.
Can it be done?
â€śWeâ€™ve found that itâ€™s hard but possible to eat this way,â€ť says Jerusha Klemperer, Slow Food USAâ€™s associate director of national programs (and an occasional contributor to Well+Good). â€śThe real value is in a meal thatâ€™s made with real food.â€ť
The idea for the $5 challenge originated with a Slow Food campus chapter at theÂ University of Wisconsin, Madison. College students (presumably broke and sick of ramen), began cooking fresh, local meals, and charging $5 a head. The dinners took off.
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