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Adulting: Eating Lunch on A Budget

Eating better lunches doesn't have to break the bank! It's a myth. One that took a very long time to finally realize. Are some organic products overpriced? Hell yes! Do you have to buy those products? Nope. But your nutrition shouldn't have to suffer in order to save some coins. This is a post for those of us who haven't quite made the leap to meal prepping. Let's be honest, cooking dinner nightly after work is enough in itself. One day I'll meal prep, one day...

Food is delicious. We need it to live. I'm a self described foodie. I love yummy food. Sweets is my downfall, but that's another story. I've been really proud of myself and fiance. All last week we didn't eat a single fast food dinner. I stopped by the grocery store everyday after work and picked up something to cook. My bank account thanks me graciously. Dinner at home is not the problem. It's lunch. I usually don't cook enough to take a meal to work. Not only that, but a work day is basically 3 meals or more if you think about it. I eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner (well, 2nd lunch but whatever!) all at work.

Like clockwork I'm hungry every 2-3 hrs. I eat oatmeal or a frozen breakfast sandwich for breakfast. I'll have another breakfast sandwich for breakfast, then a frozen meal for lunch. Not too bad, but it could definitely be better. I need to add fruit, yogurt, and a salad to the mix. These frozen dinners have better ingredients than the regular lower priced frozen meals, but still watch out for sodium intake. I really shouldn't be eating these every single day, but I was getting tired of eating $8 Chinese food every single day. I could also start buying and cooking enough for leftovers to take to work.

These Red's frozen dinners were on sale 3 for $10, and they are regularly priced $5 per meal, which is a super bummer. They are so yummy. Once they go off sell I'm pretty sure I will not be purchasing them. The Smart Ones Simple were on sale 2 for $6. I can get down with those prices. Eventually I'm going to have to meal prep in the near future, just no time soon.

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