Not by pasta alone

    Yick, this Recession Diet is making my hair fall out. Too many carbs…but when you try to eat for $1 a meal per person, carbs are prominent.

    Still, Harvard tells us we need to add some nutrient-rich foods—foods that contain vitamins and minerals and not just “energy,” or carbs.

    The list includes: Avocados, chard, kale, mustard greens and spinach, bell peppers, brussels sprouts, mushrooms, baked potatoes, cantaloupe, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, low-fat yogurt, eggs, seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower), dried beans (garbanzo, kidney, navy, pinto), lentils, almonds, cashews, peanuts, barley, brown rice, salmon, halibut, cod, scallops, shrimp, tuna, chicken, turkey, lean beef.

    We get chicken when it’s on sale—put a few chunks into ramen.

    We get frozen greens—the same, in ramen.

    We have hard-boiled eggs on hand.

    Eat some peanut butter or some protein in the morning or you will get the vapors.

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