When it comes to saving money I believe that little things, done consistently, can really begin to add up.
Every week day I make my little household a lunch box for the day. I believe that both the cost and health benefits are very good. And it’s definitely cool to have a lunch box even if you’re a grown up 🙂
These are some benefits of a homemade lunch:
- Less expensive
- Healthy, fresh food
- Proper portion size (most importantly: not too much food so it’s not a calorie overload)
- Made with love ❤
Here is a very standard lunch box that I make: It includes fruit, veggies, a sandwich (made on gluten-free bread) and some corn chips. If I used regular bread it would be much cheaper, but health needs comes first.
Now let’s break down the cost (I’m estimating but it should be pretty close):
Apple: .50 cents
Veggies: .35 cents
Gluten-free bread: .87 cents
Chips: .25 cents
1 Hotdog (in sandwich): .40 cents
Mustard: .03 cents
A typical takeout lunch where I live is $6.50-10, so the math here is pretty clear: a homemade lunch definitely is the best.
Here’s a nice bonus: Often a takeout lunch will come with a soda and sometimes a dessert like a cookie. By bringing a homemade lunch you can bypass the temptation to get a “free” soda with your meal. It’s all about the little things 🙂