How to Save Money on Lunches

August 18, 2016 by Jenny Melrose

Tired of the same old lunch?  Let’s kick it up a notch and learn how to save money on lunches at the same time!

How to Save Money on Lunches

Tired of the same old lunch? Let's kick it up a notch and learn how to save money on lunches at the same time!

As a former teacher I brought my lunch to school daily.  I’m fine with eating the same thing day after day, year after year.  My husband, on the other hand, gets bored with the same old lunch.  He’d rather run over to a fast food chain on his break and grab something there.  Let’s be honest though, those quick runs to a food chain is not a healthy or thrifty option.  Sure he can choose something with less calories, but there’s no way to get around the price.  With a price tag of about eight dollars a day that adds up quickly.  We’re talking 160 dollars a month just spent on lunches for him!  No sir!

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Since he’d rather not eat the same old thing everyday, I was thrilled to find Lean Pockets.  They come in a variety of flavors and they’re the complete meal.  His personal favorite are these Chicken Jalapeño & Cheese wrapped in the pretzel bread.  I definitely have a tendency to steal these.  I love the pretzel bread!  My girls prefer the Chicken Broccoli & Cheddar in a whole grain crust because they’re super cheesy.  Any way I can sneak in some extra veggies is a win in my book!

Lean Pockets Lunch Idea

Regardless, of your favorite flavor these are a sure fire hit.  Plus you can save $1 off when you purchase three with this coupon here.  This way you can try all of the different flavors and still manage to save money.

Lean Pockets

Saving money these days can be difficult, but it can be done.  Here are some more great ways to save money on lunches.

    1.  Bring fruit as a snack.  You’re less likely to hit the vending machine when you get hungry right around mid-afternoon if you have fresh fruit sitting at your desk.
    2. Make sure you are drinking your full 8 glasses of water.  Thirst is often miscued as being hungry.  Keep yourself hydrated and your less likely to need a snack during the day.
    3. Plan your lunches for the week ahead of time so that you have what you need from the grocery store.  It’s should be part of your meal planning process.



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