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(article, Culinate staff)
As BusinessWeek pointed out recently, the average American really is worse off these days than before, with stagnating wages and rising food and fuel costs. "Take, for example, the price of a dozen eggs, which has risen 97 percent since 2001, from a nationwide average of $1.01 to $1.99," the magazine pointed out. Which is why trying to eat food that's both cheap and healthy — never easy — has gotten so much harder, as the couple behind the One Dollar Diet Project found out. Given that daily food-stamp allotments in the U.S. are just a few dollars per person, cheap food these days generally means even worse food than before.