Can you make a healthy $1.25 lunch that people actually eat? Yep, lots of chefs do.

Here’s your challenge.  Make a fulfilling, nutritional and delicious lunch.  Your budget is $1.25.  Can you do it?

That’s the idea behind Chef Ann Foundation’s Real Food Challenge during which chefs compete each year.  The $1.25 budget is set based on USDA requirements that school foodservice directors must deal with every day.

Results from all the local competitions will show how a little creativity can make school lunches a little more exciting than the usual fare.