I told my husband that Duane Reade has a large food department and that we could shop for dinner there at reasonable prices. In fact I wagered we could get a HEALTHY dinner for four- including drinks for under $16.
Of course my husband, never believed Duane Reade the quintessential drugstore was a hub for food shopping and was completely surprised at all the options and the variety of food and drinks there and once we got there he was up for the challenge to plan and cook a healthy, tasty and inexpensive meal purchased at Duane Reade.
To his surprise there were many choices including well known brands like Progresso, Healthy Choice, Banquet and Ramen both he and I were really digging Duane Reade's store brand Delish which offers many foods at incredibly reasonable prices.
We decided to make beans and rice, get Delish raisins for desert and pomegranate juice to drink. For the kids we chose Delish macaroni and cheese which we were sure they would like.
And here is a little video we made cooking up part of our Duane Reade healthy dinner!
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The beans we chose were Progresso kidney and black beans and Uncle Ben's whole grain rice. We started cooking the microwavable rice and heating the beans in a saucepan. Cooking took 10 minutes and the meal was tasty, healthy easy to make and very reasonably priced.
Duane Reade met our challenge of a great place to buy a good meal that was satisfying and healthy for LESS than $16.
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This post was sponsored by Collective Bias– #CBias #DReade but as is always the case all opinions are my own!