Gwyneth Paltrow, lifestyle blogger extraordinaire, is taking a break from singing the praises of grilled fish and Vegenaise. For the next week, she'll be doing the unthinkable: Eating like a poor person.
The GOOP founder and actress is the latest out-of-touch wealthy person to publicly chronicle what millions of Americans do every day. The New York City Food Bank is asking celebs to eat a week's worth of meals for only $29 -- the average amount a food stamp recipient gets.
Store-brand brown rice, beans, and peas; eggs, tortillas: Pretty normal stuff. Seven limes, an avocado, and fresh bunches of cilantro and kale: Probably less normal for people eating on a severely limited budget. Sounds like it's taco week at the Paltrow household! (At least she won't get scurvy?)
Of course, you could just ask a person who's on food stamps what they eat in a typical week. There are about 46 million of them in the United States. But where's the fun in that? We're hoping to see Paltrow give up and feed the whole family (gasp) instant soup -- not that she cares what we think.
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