Santa Barbara Independent: Food Security Challenge – Hitting My Stride

Santa Barbara County CEO Erik Talkin is in the midst of the month-long Food Security Challenge to find out if it’s possible to eat healthy on a food stamp budget. He’s restricted to spending $6.46 a day, the equivalent of what he would receive in food stamps if he were in need of assistance and classified as a single, unemployed, non-dependent person.

February 9

I am into a routine now, where my meals are very controlled. Here is my daily menu:

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