For years I've been trying to get things together and start bringing my lunch to work every day. Aside from being substantially cheaper than picking something up in midtown, it's faster and healthier. Or so I kept thinking. This month I finally gave it a good trial run.
Here's a typical breakfast and lunch ready to go out the door with me.
In the hermetic container I have some yogurt, plus homemade granola and frozen blueberries. For lunch, it's a hamburger patty (plus a little corner that got broken off), low-fat mozzarella, and spinach. I also brought a tomato, basil and sea salt salad/chutney. It was delicious, and cost me about $8.
That same week I had falafel and hummus, pulled pork and kale, a watercress chicken Caesar Salad, and leftovers from dinner. All really good, all way less than buying lunch. In fact, for just under the same amount I was spending each week to buy my lunches, I can make lunch for both Andrew and myself. I figure if I'm putting together one lunch, I might as well do two.
I'm calling Operation Lunch a success. We'll see how long I can keep it up!