Sunday, April 29, 2012

bzzcampaign: Live Below The Line - how much do you spend on food each day?

I am enrolled in a bzzcampaign to visualize how little many people in the world can afford for food each day. The campaign is entitled "Live below the Line"and challenges participants to live on less than $1.50 each day.

Not only can people experience whether they can meet this challenges for one week, but through a partners page, participants can also sign up and have donations go to specific projects and organizations involved in fighting world hunger.

I enrolled a couple of weeks ago and have been thinking about some possible recipes that I can make. The main issue is to ensure proper protein consumption without relying on meat. If you plan on meat recipes, I would recommend to use meat in sauce to stretch it since even cheap meat like hot dogs or bologna will make it very hard to meet the $1.50 budget cap each day.

Possible recipes that I plan on using are:
- lentil soup
- pasta with brown butter and canned peaches
- chicken broth with noodles and egg
- sweet potatoes with some brown sugar and butter
- beans and rice

If you plan to participate in this challenge, you can go to the partners page and sign up to ensure that your effort will result in donations to the cause.
I should caution you, trying to make the $1.50 a day limit fit through use of coupons or freebies is not permitted. While you can use sale prices, saving your BOGO coupons or searching for free meals in your community will not help you!

Have fun and let me know if you have any interesting recipes that you plan on using to meet the $1.50 a day target.

From the page on "Live below the Line"

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