Budget Lexicon

Tips for living a fabulous life on a budget

$10.00 Episode of Top Chef Season 4 June 19, 2008

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Sadly, I do know that Top Chef Season 4 is over, but I wanted to share with you my fav elimination challenge – the $10 challenge of course!

The Stir Fry Whole Wheat Noodles recipe sounded so good to me. While this recipe did not win, it was in the top 2 recipes. I am planning to make it this weekend and eat the left-overs for dinner next week.

I’ll make sure to do an update post on how much the dinner actually cost and how it turned out. I’ll also include any suggestions.


Healthy Budget Breakfast Parfait May 15, 2008

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Parfait – Total spend $1.50 per parfait

Training for my marathon has made me really hungry every morning. My co-worker turned me on to the following version of a parfait that is low fat and high in protein and iron. I like it because it is very portable – you can throw the various ingredients in your purse and make this at work (sans the glass and pretty layering)

To vary it up a little, you can use different flavors of yogurt and assorted fruit. Stick with bananas if you are trying to be more budget conscious – they are about $.20/each at T-Joes which is a lot cheaper than the $4.00 you pay for blueberries.


1 individual serving fat free yogurt

1 packet of dry plain oatmeal (healthier than granola)

Assorted fruit (bananas, strawberries, or blueberries)