Newark Mayor Cory Booker will live off the equivalent of food stamps for a week beginning on Tuesday (I think ALL politicians should do this in order to run for office). That means he has about $1.40 to spend on each meal. Here are a couple of menu suggestions for Booker to keep him within his budget. Bon appetit!
Two Safeway eggs (53 cents) and one Oscar Mayer bacon slice (45 cents). Total cost: 98 cents. Nutritional value: 170 calories, .7 grams carbs., 12.8 grams protein.
One eight-ounce Eating Right frozen meatball sandwich ($1) and one two-ounce package of Safeway carrots (57 cents). Total cost: $1.57. Nutritional value: 295 calories, 44 grams carbs., 14 grams protein.
One six-ounce strawberry and banana Yoplait yogurt (99 cents) and an eight-ounce carton of Tropicana orange juice (39 cents). Total cost: $1.38. Nutritional value: 290 calories, 57 grams carbs., 9 grams protein.
One sandwich with two Safeway bread slices (28 cents), two Kraft cheese slices (50 cents) and two Oscar Mayer turkey slices (46 cents). Total cost: $1.24. Nutritional value: 620 calories, 44 grams carbs., 42 grams protein.
One seven-ounce Gorton’s frozen fried fish plank. Total cost: $1.09. Nutritional value: 120 calories, 11.5 grams carbs., 4.5 grams protein.
Two Pantry Essential hot dog wieners (44 cents) with Safeway hot dog buns (37 cents). Total cost: 81 cents. Nutritional value: 294 calories, 50 grams carbs., 20 grams protein.