5 Better Food Pairs to Pick for $2
1. $2 Banana & Nutella
Going into a grocery store and buying a single banana is not as strange as it might seem. Street vendors and even pharmacies will have single unit fruit easily available. Combine that with a single pod of Nutella and you'll forget about heat-lamped mozzarella sticks.
2. $2 Fruit & Cheese Board
Once again, you'll be that weirdo buying a single piece of fruit, but that's okay. Pick up an apple, and then hit the dairy aisle for a single string cheese stick or a couple rectangles of cheddar or Colby jack and you're good to go. Depending on where you shop, there's a good chance you can also squeeze in a few slices of deli salami or a bag of cashews.
3. $2 Peanut Butter Sandwich
A bakery roll and a single pack of Justin's peanut or almond butter makes this an easy grab. If you snag a free grape jelly or honey packet from a coffee shop you can up the decadence. This one leaves a little spending room for adding an apple or banana as well. Go nuts.
4. $2 "Steak & Eggs"
Pre-peeled hardboiled eggs are more and more available in deli sections of grocery stores and even gas stations. Grab a 2 pack and accompany that with a slice or two of beef jerky available in 7 Eleven bins everywhere. (Look, if you were going to go to McDonald's anyway, this is, at worst, a lateral move.)
5. $2 Affogato
You can accomplish this hot and cold dessert pairing with a single serve cup of Ben & Jerry's and pouring over a small drip coffee. Treat yourself.