The Healthy Work Lunch
So many times during the work week you go out for lunch. At said outside lunch, you then shell out at least $5.00 usually. Typically it’s closer to $10.00 if you want to eat something remotely healthy.
Let’s do some simple math:
An average of $7.50 per lunch/per work day.
260 Work Days x 7.50 =$1,950.00
If you start working at 22 and retire at 65, you are paying $83,850.00 over your working career to pay for your lunch.
You could save up and buy a Porsche 911 for roughly that same cost at your retirement age.
I know this calculation assumes you have no food cost. So let’s calculate the cost of this lunch:
Pork Chops : $12.60 for 2
Butternut Squash Puree: 8.40 for 2
Coconut Milk: $2.00
Cost: $23.00 or $4.60 per work day. If your lunch cost this for the rest of your working career it would cost you $51,428. Still a savings of $32,422.00
With that savings you can do the following:
1- Awesome Viking Cruise
2- Down payment on a house
3- Buy a new car
So it still saves money.
In our household, I’ve dedicated my Sunday’s to making healthy lunches for the work week. I reheat in glass Tupperware to avoid dangerous Tupperware plastic re-heating.
When doing a lunch for the work week you have 2 critical factors. 1) Will it keep all week? And 2) Will it stay tasty all week?
I’ve found that by braising your meat, it keeps relatively well and keeps a consistent flavor all week.