MyPlate on My Budget: We Ate $1300 in March

Throughout the month of March Jenny Bardsley of Teaching My Baby to Read took on the challenge of limiting her family’s food budget to only the USDA’s Thrifty Food Budget, about $560 for her family of four. That would have been challenge enough but she simultaneously attempted to feed them according to the USDA’s MyPlate daily nutritional guidelines. At the…

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MyPlate on My Budget: Spend Less $$ on Fruits & Vegetables

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that fresh produce is one part of the grocery bill that can add up very quickly. Jenny shared her frustration with the cost of produce on week one of the MyPlate on My Budget project. She went to the store and carefully selected fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors and textures….

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