Dinner is Lunch

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.


About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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3 Responses to Dinner is Lunch

  1. Maryanne says:

    This is when I count my blessings of being self-employed. I can make anything I want for lunch, from home, knowing it’s clean eating and cost efficient. Leftover greens can be used in smoothies. Leftover vegetables used for a Sunday afternoon recipe can be carried into the week. Also since Covid, I’ve stopped doing Saturday lunches with the girls, saving a ton of money that can be used for other things. People think eating healthy is expensive, but it’s actually cheaper when you take all of these things into account.

    • Love it! That beef stew in the picture lasted two dinners and two lunches and was delicious each time. I am still chained to the 9-5 but will be making drastic changes in lifestyle in just 28 months as I feel I am ready for retirement. I will slowly delve into putting many of my thoughts into an attempt to write my first book and may reach out to you for advise.

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