* I’ll Spend The Extra Money!

Posted on January 28th, 2014 · Music/Events/Other

* I’ll Spend The Extra Money!

Just read this “piece” on Daily Finance (

Don’t know about you guys-but I think that Jeff Eats would rather just “go for the extra cash” and eat-out/pick-up than follow this advise.

“Buying lunch during the workweek can quickly add up. Find out how to make convenient meals at home and truly savor the savings.
Lunch for Less

If you’re burned out on soups, sandwiches and salads, steamer lunches are a great alternative. Not only are they budget-friendly, but they’re healthy, delicious and super easy to make, too. All you need are two 10-pack boxes of Ziploc Zip’n Steam bags ($6); three to four small bags of your favorite frozen vegetables ($5); two to three packs of pre-cooked, microwave-ready meat or meat substitute ($10 to $15); and one bottle of a preferred sauce ($5). To make your meals more filling, buy a box of instant rice, as well.

To make your lunches, take one bag and add two hands of vegetables, one handful of meat, a little sauce and a half cup of rice. Repeat until you’ve used all of your ingredients, and then pop the bags into the freezer. They’ll be ready to microwave and eat the next day. If you want to switch things up, buy a mix of different vegetables and/or different sauces. You can even invite your friends to make their own bags and swap a portion of them to give your daily lunch some variety.

Making these rice bowls will cost you just $23 to $30 for two weeks of food. If you’re spending an average $10 per day for your takeout lunches, you’ll save 70-80 percent off the cost of eating out. So, before you overspend during the workweek, try making these steamer lunches for a cheap and delicious option.”

5 Comments to “* I’ll Spend The Extra Money!”

  1. ZED says...

    How do they know that your place of business has a microwave?
    Sounds like a lousy idea.

  2. mark says...

    I am a brown bager and have been for years. I work with alot of people that go out every day and spend 10 bucks+ on lunch and then complain they cant make ends meet. I dont use thier method but i do cook extra with each meal so we can have left overs for lunch. Between the 2 of us we save over 5k per year. were using the savings this year to go to Europe And for Zed you must have been out of the work place for quite some time.

    • Stan g says...

      the idea is a good one. the meals described in the article sound disgusting. I think that’s what jeff is referencing. my office doesn’t have a microwave.

  3. mark says...

    Wow it must be a small one then. I remember working at the Broward mall and the break room was so small it would only hold one person but we had a Coffee maker a fridge and a micro. You should tell your boss to get one so you can eat at your desk and work more:)

  4. Jon G says...

    Not everyone can afford $10 a day for lunch. And this sounds like a good idea to save a substantial amount of money. You can get a microwave for about $25 if you’re boss won’t do it then a few of the employees can chip in and buy one.

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