Thursday, December 9, 2010

$2 Lunch Challenge: Day Four

This is not the call you want from your brother: "I've been diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough), and since we spent Thanksgiving together, your family has been exposed and needs to get put on antibiotics."

Whoo-eee. Fun times. So, off to CVS I went to collect four rounds of antibiotics. Right next to CVS is a new Natural Market. And then, it was amazing, I found myself INSIDE the store. How did that happen?

But it was okay, because you know what? I found the makings of the Day Four lunch for the kiddos.

  • Organic Valley cheese, $0.56
  • Organic Golden Delicious Apple, $0.66
  • Grape Tomatoes, $0.11
  • 2 Slices of Whole Wheat Bread, $0.40
  • Peanut Butter, $0.06
  • Organic Fruit Spread, $0.22

Total, $2.01 for my daughter's and $1.90 for my son's (no grape tomatoes).

This is what called out my name from the shelves (okay, okay, so I had some mommy guilt from the junk jelly from yesterday):

The bread is made locally, and guess what? Look at the ingredients:
The cashier told me it was amazing bread. I ate a slice in the car on the way home. He was right. It rocks.

Now, for what's on tap at the school, for $4.25:

Baked Chicken Nuggets, 200 calories
Macoroni & Cheese, 161 calories
Steamed Broccoli, 32 calories
Pineapple, 66 calories
Dessert, 124 calories
Totals, 582 calories


  1. I got the link for your Blog from Mrs. Qs website. I love what you're doing. It quite like what my family is trying to do (go organic and start working on a budget for food), minus the kiddos. I look forward to seeing more of your journey!

  2. Thank you! It's definitely going to be an adventure.