Looking for Ways to Save Money? Bring a Healthy Lunch to Work

3 Nov

 One of the easiest ways to save money and cut back on calories is to bring a healthy lunch to work. Instead of going out in search something for lunch when you’re starving, and more susceptible to giving into fatty temptations, all you’ll have to do is get your healthy lunch out of the refrigerator. Sure, eating out doesn’t necessarily have to mean that you’re going to ruin your diet, but you’ll definitely pay more for a healthy lunch than a fat feast.

Here’s a couple of healthy lunch ideas for work that cost a whole lot less to make at home, than to buy pre-made at a restaurant:

BLT Lettuce Wraps, by Gina’s Skinny Recipes

What you’ll need for one week’s worth:

1 Head iceberg lettuce:   $2

3 Medium tomatoes:  $2

1 Package turkey bacon:  $4

1 Container reduced-fat feta cheese:  $2.50

1 Container plain greek yogurt (use instead of mayo):  $1

Total price for one week’s worth of lettuce wraps = $11.50

 If you’re looking for ways to save money, pay attention to this — you’d pay approximately $5 per lettuce wrap if you bought it at a restaurant, which would cost you $25 by the end of the week. By choosing to bring your own healthy lunch, you’ll save yourself $13.50!

 Garden Fresh Greek Salad, by Eat Better America

What you’ll need for one week’s worth:

2 Bags romaine lettuce:  $5

1 Cucumber:  $1.50

1 Ren Onion:  $1

1 Jar Kalamata olives:  $6  (swap with green olives to cut cost down to $2.50)  

2 Large tomatoes:  $3

1 Container reduced-fat feta cheese:  $2.50

1 Bottle fat-free Greek salad dressing:  $3  (follow the directions to make it only if you’re feeling overly ambitious)

Total price for one week’s worth of Greek salads = $22.00

 Again, if you’re looking for ways to save money, this is it! You’d pay approximately $8 per Greek salad if you bought it at a restaurant, which would cost you $40 by the end of the week. By choosing to bring your own healthy lunch, you’ll save yourself $18.00!

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