$5 Slow Meal Challenge Dinner Review

This weekend we finished the $5 Meal Challenge. I think it went well. i actually had another meal in mind for it, but last minute changes affected what I made instead.5 dollar dinner challenge

We had some family in town to see our baby girl this weekend. After spending the entire day with them playing around with our baby I honestly was too exhausted to prepare a meal, so I pushed back the dinner a day to Sunday.

I know, I know, not the exact right date for the challenge, but I still count it.

Deciding on a Meal

I had planned to make either a green basil stir- fry with scallops and some brown rice or prepare a one pot dinner. Both were simple dinners to prep, but I didn’t have all the ingredients and would have to stop by the store.

In the end,though, convenience won out and I opted for a simple and colorful meal that included items I had already in the house.

So what was this accessible dinner?

  • Sofrito Pork Chops
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon and Butter
  • Kale and Peach Salad

Slow Meal Challenge Dinner Costs

My local Food Lion had a sale on pork chops so that brought the costs down. I also took advantage of the produce deliveries we had the past two weeks for the sides. The meal was well below the $5 limit.

Here are the list of the ingredients used for the dinner:

  • Pork Chops
  • Kale
  • Peaches
  • Lemon (for a little zest in the salad)
  • Homemade Soforito
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Glass of Wine

Thoughts on the $5 Slow Meal Challenge

Now that the challenge is over, I’d love to hear your own reviews. How many of you signed up for the challenge? How did your own meal go?

I’m thinking to do something like this every month, having a specific challenge to meet.