What’s worse than breaking your budget with build-your-own salad bars or fast food drive-thrus? Or not having lunch at all? Knowing that you could’ve packed your own lunch with a little time, and not very much money
We’ve picked eight delicious and frugal lunch ideas we found on Pinterest. Need it cheap? Need it fast? We’ve got you covered.
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1. Wrap it Up: Chorizo and Fried Egg Wrap
2. Gluten-Free Grab n Go: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad in a Jar
What’s better than a healthy, vegan, gluten-free salad? A healthy, vegan, gluten-free salad in a jar
! You can make it a few days in advance for a truly grab and go lunch.
3. Frugal Lunch For Kids: Bento Box on a Budget
Get creative with your kids’ lunches with a bento-style lunch
. Fill with yogurt, chopped fruit, granola and crackers for a kid-friendly take on a bento box.
4. Skip the Food Cart: Chili Rubbed Skirt Steak Tacos
These street-style tacos look delicious, don’t they? Make a skirt steak for dinner and put together these spicy tacos
for lunch tomorrow.
5. 80 Cents Per Serving: Tuna and Avocado Sandwich
Who wants to be the guy who’s eating a tuna sandwich at the office? At only 80 cents, with a meaty tuna salad and sliced avocado
, I do!
6. Feeling Fancy: Shrimp Feta Cobb Salsa
7. For Those Chilly Days: 5 Ingredient Potato Soup
8. Fresh and Light: Banh Mi Bites
Lunch doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive, or a budget-busting affair. Instead of swiping your plastic for fast food, or not eating at all, try a few of these frugal lunch ideas today.
Brenda Harjala is a personal finance writer at SuperMoney. She specializes in personal finance topics such as budgeting and money management. Brenda has a B.A. in Scientific and Technical Communication from Michigan Technical University.
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