Snack drawer 'food revolution' starts with the right ingredients

Sarah Gilbert

The crushing part in Jamie Oliver's "Food Revolution" comes halfway through the second episode, when the woman who administers the cafeterias for the Huntington, W.Va., school district comes to Jamie to tell him that his first few delicious, fresh-cooked meals have cost twice the amount the processed, fried, chemical- and sugar-laden regular fare costs.

I worried that WalletPoppers would be turned off: it's hard to feed a family as it is without doubling the cost to buy real, fresh, pesticide-free food. But I've been cooking from scratch, from farmer's markets, and almost entirely organic, for my family for years -- and spending even less than I did the "old" way. My first post covered seasonal eating; this one is all about your snack drawer.