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Bring Your Lunch

Bring Your Lunch

Bringing your lunch can save you on average $10-$20 per day. Even just bringing your lunch for ONE DAY out of the week can add up to around $80/month or more!

To add, there are several additional benefits of bringing your lunch. Eating healthier home cooked meals will make you feel better. You will have more time to relax instead of being rushed over your lunch break. And, you will have more time for yourself. Go for a walk, read a book, or listen to that podcast you've been meaning to catch.

4 Tips To Packing A Lunch

Maybe you've never brought your lunch before. Or maybe your job didn't require you to, as they provided lunches. Bringing your lunch isn't as difficult as one may think. It's actually rather easy.

Here are 4 quick tips to help:

  1. Cook enough of your meal that would allow for leftovers.
  2. When putting dinner away at night, meal prep by putting together meals in containers, rather than stuffing it all back in the fridge.
  3. Pack your lunch before bed.
  4. Place a sticky note on the door or in a visible area to remember to grab your lunch before you leave in the morning.

Meal Planning

In order to make sure you have enough for leftovers, we suggest meal planning. This can be attained a couple different ways. Either you plan out what to make each night for the week, or you coordinate your larger meals with what leftovers you will have from them.

Leftovers Aren't Your 'Thing'?

If you meal planned WAY ahead and have just too many leftovers, you can certainly freeze them. Some of those frozen leftovers actually taste better the second or third time around.

However, if leftovers aren't really your thing, at least you'll have frozen meals to take to a friend, family member or even a local shut-in. You'll feel much better knowing that someone is getting a warm meal, instead of donating it to the trash can.

There's always a bought lunch you could bring too, but realistically, how is that saving you money? Consider "brown bagging" it if you don't want leftovers. A cold meat & cheese sandwich and bag of chips from the cupboard is always a solid go-to. You might even have some pudding, GoGurts, or string cheese you could throw in there for an additional snack.

Whatever you choose to do

Just know that bringing your lunch during the day will certainly save you not only money, but also time. Follow us here on creditsoup.com for more weekly tips on building credit!

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