This article, entitled 7 Cheap and Easy Work Lunches You Can Bring From Home, comes from Angela Colley at partner site MoneyTalksNews.com.
According to an Accounting Principals Workonomix Survey, two-thirds of employed Americans prefer to buy their lunch rather than make it, spending $2,000 on lunch per year, and the average working American also spends about $1,000 on coffee per year. Add them together, and you’ve got enough for a deluxe vacation.
When it comes to coffee, there’s no reason to pay 10 times the price of home-made. Even a child can make a good cup of coffee and the effort to bring it from home is minimal.
Preparing lunch isn’t as easy, but it’s certainly not rocket science. If spare time is tough to find on weekdays, consider packing five days’ worth of lunches on a Sunday night. Or cook extra food for dinner so you have leftovers for lunch – casseroles are a great way to do this.
If you absolutely hate packing lunches, buy low-sodium soup. Add some French bread, maybe a little cheese, and you’ve got a cheap, decent meal. If you’re willing to take just a little extra time to pack a lunch, however, here are some cheap, easy, and surprisingly delicious recipes worth trying:
Egg salad is great on crackers, bread, and lettuce.
Simply cut up an avocado and spread it on bread or even a bagel.
A big pot of chicken noodle soup will last for several lunches. Consider freezing some of it as well.
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