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$4-A-Day Challenge: Steve

Steve Wilson is our VP of Purchasing.  He supervises all our buyers that make product decisions every day.  He's doing the $4-A-Day Challenge along with all of our executives, and wrote up how he's doing the challenge for us. 


 Steve Wilson, VP at Grocery Outlet


Here’s his meal plan and shopping breakdown for the week:

Day 1
I did my shopping for the week and here’s what I bought:
Jumbo eggs (12ct) - $1.39
Lettuce - $0.99
Green grapes - $1.99
Tuna (2) - $0.79 ea
FMI Chicken Breast 4# - $6.99 (12-14, 4-5z pieces/bag) 
Tomatoes (2) - $0.50
Naked Juice, 32 oz - $1.99 +crv
Total - $16.03                

For Day 1, I had free coffee for breakfast and a huge salad with chopped chicken for lunch.  $1.99 combined for breakfast and lunch.


Day 2
Dinner last night was 2 chicken breast, salad and 20 grapes...needless to say my stomach was on empty this morning, but I only spent $1.60.

Breakfast was 3 jumbo scrambled eggs, 18 grapes and 8 oz of strawberry banana Naked Juice. Did you know that 32 oz has 47 strawberries, 3 bananas, 3 1/2 apples and a hint of orange?  All of that was $1.04.

Lunch will be a can of tuna with a chopped hardboiled egg, lettuce and 20 grapes for $1.09.

I also bought today:
Bag of carrots                $1.29
Roma Tomatoes (2)            $.40
So far total spent for the week        $17.72

Dinner: 3 chicken breast, lettuce and tomato salad 5 mini carrots and 6 grapes. $2.20


Day 3
Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1 chicken breast, 12 grapes and 4 oz of Naked Juice. $1.15

Lunch will be left over tuna with chopped hardboiled egg, 1 roma tomato, 4 mini carrots and lettuce. $1.36

Bought today:
Roma tomatoes (2)                $.80
Nectarine    (1)                $.33
So far total spent for the week            $18.85

Dinner: 2.5 chicken breast, lettuce and tomato salad, 2 mini carrots and 9 grapes. $1.82.


Day 4

Breakfast: 2 eggs and 1/2 a Roma tomato, 3 oz of Naked Juice and 10 grapes. $.90

Lunch will be tuna...again! If anyone wants to try the FMI chicken breast I have one for sale at $.70. Really good but after 4 days I need something different.

Dinner TBD.  

The hardest part is variety.  It’s really tough to eat the same stuff day in and day out.

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