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Old 05-10-2015, 07:46 PM   #21
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Brown bagging --yes! We have a decent cafeteria at work, but for the price of one or two lunches there I can make my own for the week. I have a file drawer stocked with canned soups and beans, sardines and tuna, rice noodles, oatmeal, dried fruit; another drawer with spices, dried onion, bowls and utensils, and numerous condiments in the fridge. Bring in some fresh veggies to be nuked in some soup or made into a salad, and I'm good to go.

My frugal feeding habits also include keeping an eye out for potential leftovers from catered lunches at work. Management-types gathered in conference rooms all morning often means lunch leftovers in the commons area around 1:30. If I can get there before the feeding frenzy hits, I can usually bag a complete meal for the next day.

Something that always baffles me at work is the nearly constant stream of folks buying snacks from the vending machine. $1.50 for a tiny bag of Doritos...really?! Why not get a giant bag at Costco and bring in a handful each day? Maybe it's self-imposed rationing on the junk food?

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Old 05-12-2015, 09:09 AM   #22
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I allow myself 2 lunches out per week. When I pack my own, the contents are:
2 carrots

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