A few years back I made the decision that I really didn’t like going out to lunch. The food just wasn’t as appetizing as it used to be and too often the portions were to large. No longer than an hour after lunch I would feel tired and lethargic and with that less productive at my position. In the mean time I was also discovering how many left overs siting the fridge that usually ended up in the trash each weekend before trash day.
This made me also curious to how much money I was spending and throwing away. On average lunch can run on average about $10.00 per day. With 20 working days each month, this meant that I was spending around $200.00 to eat lunch each month, or $2,400.00 per year.
By preparing enough each day for dinner and lunch the next day wasn’t difficult. I know pop a container in the microwave of the delicious, homemade food that I love in the portion that is sensible.
In the end I no longer have to think about where I was going to eat lunch, had time to take a little walk after lunch, discovered a new source of lost income to pay down debt and added a bit of joy to each day as I anticipated eating lunch each day.