$5 a Day Challenge: Grocery List

See what Sean bought to whip up 3 meals a day with just $5.

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With so many Americans currently strapped for cash, we challenged our Digital Studio staffer Sean Kirby to eat 3 meals a day for 5 days from $25 worth of groceries. Holley Grainger, registered dietician and host of our Dinner Tonight video series, gave him some tips on proper nutrition and recommended that Sean aim for 2,000 calories a day. As there was food left over after 5 days, he decided to shoot for 10–making the average daily budget a measly $2.50 a day. Here's Sean's shopping list, plus the video chronicling the entire 10-day experience.

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Sean's Grocery List

Aug, 2009

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