Since we live in a rural area about 15 miles from the town we go to shop, we combine our trips for medical needs, appointments, etc. with our shopping. Often it means we are there at mealtime.
I end up combining errands and grocery shopping with a meal, so I pack little snacks for the car ahead of time, like snack crackers (or make peanutbutter sandwich crackers) or carry a box of granola/cereal bars, and even homemade cookies! I have a juice box for the older one, or I go to a drive thru and buy food seperately to supplement with the snacks. Not the greatest meal, but once or twice a month is more of a special outing. We live 20 minutes from shopping and medical appts. Because some of our medical appts. have been in the hospital lately, we get lunch at the cafeteria...very healthy for little money! Having two boys under 5 years, they don't require too much either and usually can share a meal.
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