Prepping Lunches & Budgeting for Lunch

Quote: “Enjoy your lunch break”

Question: How can I eat well without spending too much money?

With school being just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about lunch. This year make a plan to not spend so much money on fast food. It is difficult, but there is a way. 

Plan Ahead

Make an outline of the week including each day. Have columns which label main, fruits and veggies, and sides. You can plan out what to eat on the days you decide to pack lunch. To save up money eat out 1 to 2 times a week. 


Preparing a Lunch

There are a variety of options you have for each type of food. Here are a few Ideas.

Main: Sandwich, Wraps, Leftovers

Fruits & Veggies: Grapes, Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Berries, Celery & Ranch, Cucumbers, etc.

Sides: Chips, Cookies, Granola bars, Pretzels, Yogurt, Crackers, etc.

Drink: Juice boxes, Bottled Water, Caprisun, Gatorade, Etc.

Put your lunches in a lunchbox or lunch sack. You should prepare your lunch the night before so you do not have to worry about it in the morning. This will make your life a lot easier by saving money and keeping you organized.