“Dollar Tree Dinners”: TikToker Goes Viral After Showing People How To Cook For $35 A Week

With rising inflation putting pressure on household finances, some low-income Americans have turned to “Dollar Tree Dinners” as their meal of choice.

Rebecca Chobat’s TikTok videos have garnered the interest of budget-conscious shoppers, particularly as food inflation continues to persist at its highest level in four decades. Through her videos, which reach an audience of 742.5k followers, she explains how to make meals using products from the discount retailer with a weekly budget of $35.

Chobat has published numerous videos showcasing “unique recipes and cooking ideas from the Dollar Tree.” Some of her video titles include “Dollar Tree Gumbo” and “Dollar Tree Beef Pot Pie.”

Although consumers can save money by consuming Dollar Store meals, there are some negative aspects to consider:

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance recently published a report expressing worry about the absence of fresh produce in discount stores. Most food sold at Dollar Tree contains highly-caloric and heavily-processed items, which are not considered nutritious options.

However, due to negative real wage growth taking a toll on household finances, some individuals have no alternative but to turn to Dollar Stores for food. For some, even Walmart has become too expensive.

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