I spent only $2 a day on food for a month - here are the 9 foods I bought to get the most for my money
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If you're spending $2 a day on food, you have to shop strategically.I did just that for the month of January on the "Elon Musk Challenge," spending a little under $62 on food over the course of the 31-day month.Advertisement
I did all of my shopping at the famously affordable Trader Joe's. Yes, I've heard that Aldi is cheaper, and I probably could have found better deals at an ethnic market - but Trader Joe's is conveniently located in my neighborhood and I know the lay of the land.
I only purchased nine items during the month-long challenge, which I ate repeatedly. I'm sure there are plenty of other cheap products out there, but these were my staples: