Gwyneth Paltrow sparks ridicule with $38 food stamps grocery shop

April 12, 2015 11:52 PM

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When Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and new age foodie guru, decided to see if she could live on a diet costing only USD$29 ($38) a week as part of a campaign to raise awareness of how the poorest Americans live, it was perhaps inevitable that her grocery bag would contain brown rice, black beans and an avocado.

But her low carb, low fat shopping list has invited ridicule and concern in equal measure, as critics take to social media to point out that busy mothers need to consume plenty of calories.

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