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Good and Cheap cookbook

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 Posted in: Low Income, Websites

Leanne Brown wrote the New York Times bestselling cookbook for people who are on SNAP/Food Stamp benefits or for anyone on a tight budget. The project started off as her master’s thesis at New York University and a Kickstarter campaign allowed for an initial printing for those without computer access. Thousands of copies have been given away either free or at a greatly reduced cost to those who otherwise would not have access to it.

Good and Cheap allows those on a tight budget to eat healthy and tasty dishes such as:

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars
  • Peach Coffee Cake
  • Spicy Broiled Tilapia with Lime

It also includes information about how to shop, how to cook, and how to eat well. The cookbook remains freely available online in English and Spanish and is available to purchase in print.


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Carolyn Martin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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