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Lunch ideas... want to save money...

#1 Postby RAINRA » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:57 am

I want to bring lunch to work. I kinda get tired of eating same things cold clammy sandwhich or spending money eating out.
and PB and J and left overs getting old. What other choices including more exciting sandwhiches and not using fake meats?

Anyone have any ideas or great recipes for lunch? (got a fridge at work and a freezer, toaster oven and microwave.)

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#2 Postby beforewisdom » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:43 am

Make a pot brown rice and lentils over the weekend.

Take some with you in a tupperware container and heat it up at work. Schlep some healthy sauce a long to keep at work t perk it up.

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Re: Lunch ideas... want to save money...

#3 Postby SeaSiren » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:24 pm

double your dinner batches and freeze them for convenient lunches later (if you don't take them the immediate day after).

or:

http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/

Even Cheaper..... I feed my family of 7 for about 50 cents-$1 each with these meals.
Gotta love the name :mrgreen: http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/recipeindex.htm
Key to using the site:
They are not ALL veg meals (but a ton are), but vegan sub are very easy to make. Also go for the healthier version (doesn't cost much more in the long run), for instance, your rice, pastas etc, I would recommend going to a brown or wild rice and a high fiber pasta.

With these meals, you can toss them in a crock pot before work, have a wonderful smelling home (and dinner ready) when you arrive home. And simply freeze the rest in marked and dated serving size containers. Grab what you feel like before work each day. And if you are "plumb tuckered" when you come home at night, you have plenty on hand to reheat. Beating the need to run out and grab costly meals, which tend to never be near as healthy (or tasty) as home made.

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#4 Postby Aaron » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:36 pm

SeaSiren wrote:[...]
http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/

Even Cheaper..... I feed my family of 7 for about 50 cents-$1 each with these meals.
Gotta love the name :mrgreen: [...]http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/recipeindex.htm
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Awesome.

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Re: Lunch ideas... want to save money...

#5 Postby RawKev » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:31 pm

I used to buy bulk quinoa and a bag of frozen organic peas and corn. Cook it all up in a big pot then you can eat off of it for several days while changing the flavor up with different sauces/spices and/or adding in different veggies, putting it in a wrap with some salsa and avocado etc.

Bananas are a decent bang for the buck source of carbohydrate calories.

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#6 Postby veggieprincess » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:57 pm



I LOVE Vegan Lunchbox!!! So is so creative!

I also want to get the Uncheese Recipe Book (something like that) for some more creative family recipes.
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