Did you know there are people who buy their lunch every day? Maybe you’re one of those people. Who are you? I don’t understand! Let’s say you work a typical five day week. At a bare minimum, going out to lunch will cost you five dollars a day (and, let’s be real, it’s going to be at least ten…I’m just trying to give you the benefit of a doubt). That means that, at minimum, you’re spending 25 extra dollars a week–$100 a month!–on work food. Stop that. Stop it right now!
Packing your lunch is one of the easiest ways to save money, eat better, and avoid sodium bloat from too much restaurant food. Yeah, I know, those Panera salads are delicious. There’s a food truck right outside your office. Everyone else is going.
But it’s not worth it! Packing your lunch costs next to nothing. Have some leftovers–I generally plan ahead and make extra food at dinner, because I’m lazy and I really hate trying to put together another meal. Or, you can just make a big batch of soup or pasta. And what about sandwiches? So cheap when you make them yourself. Like, so ridiculously cheap that you will kick yourself for going to that bistro to get $12 sandwiches. Listen, no one likes a fancy sandwich more than me, but come on. We’ve got other shit to buy. We can’t just be spending all of our disposable income on sandwiches with fig spreads, okay? Make your own damn fig spread. Be the fig spread you wish to see in the world. And, honestly, don’t knock the peanut butter sandwich. Cheap. Easy. Quick. Absolutely wonderful.
Packing your lunch is one of those relatively small changes (like making coffee instead of buying it) that really makes a huge financial difference. Do it! Be a part of the packed lunch revolution! We have our meetings at my desk at noon over a peanut butter sandwich.
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