Lets look at the budget/figure friendly lunch I packed today!
First we have some chicken noodle soup. It’s the healthy low sodium stuff. I split the can between B and I. To make it go farther and be more filling I add extra vegetables to it. I added extra carrots, broccoli, corn and green beans. Not exactly the things you add to a chicken noodle soup but we work with what we have.
It looks really bad but it taste so good.
Next we have some snacks. I’m a big snacker. I usually eat my breakfast at 7:30 have a snack around 11, eat lunch at 1 then have another snack at 4.
I packed some string cheese, almonds and yogurt. I usually keep some popcorn in my desk…just in case.
Today B will be gone all day. He will be working a few hours in the morning then has 3 classes for college. He will be away from 8AM to 10 PM. No way am I going to let him leave the house with out a good packed lunch :0)
I pack lunch for B and myself everyday. Everyday. Most people hate packing/bringing lunch to work but I love it. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment to know im saving so much money for my family and providing healthy food. It’s common sense that you save money by bringing your lunch to work. I have read online that you can save anywhere from $20-$100 a week. Oh yeah..btw I make kick ass lunches. Lets take a look into my lunchbox today…Shall we?
First off we have a pasta dish. It was leftover from monday night dinner. Packed it up in my to go container while it was still on the in dinner table and we have instant lunch. Whenever I cook dinner I always make enough for lunch the next day. (Sorry for the crapy Blackberry pictures.)
Next up we have a homemade parfait. Strawberries, blueberries, greek yogurt with some cinnamon and homemade granola. Mix it together and its so good.
And now we have my midmorning snack of carrots and peanut butter. PB is a staple in my house. Honestly B and I eat it every day. For some reason I guess a lot of people don’t eat carrots and PB. I always get strange looks when I eat it together. If you have not tried it you are missing out!
I also brought 2 hardboiled eggs. So there you have it! This is what im eating today. Nothing fancy just good, easy, healthy, cheap food. So what about you? Do you pack your lunch?