39 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Anyone on a Budget
Save money, feel good and keep your energy up all day long with our cheap, healthy lunch ideas!
Prepping your own healthy lunch can be a bit time-consuming, but it’s well worth it. Eating a diet rich in nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables cuts your risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. Not only will this save you some serious money on medical bills later on, but eating a healthy lunch will keep you feeling light and energized all afternoon long. Oh, and here’s why you really need to stop skipping your lunch break.
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Save Your Money
If buying the occasional burrito from the office cafeteria seems like a good deal, it’s not. According to a survey in USA Today, the average American spends about $20 per week buying lunch in restaurants, and that adds up to over $1,000 per year. If you include ordering takeout and packing meals, that number jumps to $2,746 per year. Just imagine the amazing vacation you could plan with that kind of money! To start saving today, check out these healthy lunch ideas.
is filled with flavor and nutrients, without all the unhealthy fats, sodium and added sugar many other sandwiches have. And it’s absolutely delicious! —Sarah Savage, Buena Vista, Virginia
-Lynne Van Wagenen of Salt Lake City, Utah