Lunch with the Subway Melt

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Okay, so a Subway Melt isn’t any great money-saver, nor is it the healthiest sandwich that Subway offers and considering calories & carbs its about on-par with a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese. However, you won’t get the nutritional value from the McD’s burger, and the Subway Melt is much tastier, larger and hence more filling.

So here was my meal today at Subway with all the fixins etc and its one I’d recommend if you like deli sandwiches in general and it fits your dietary needs:

  • 6″ Parmesan Oregano Bread
  • Turkey, Ham, Crispy Bacon (double meat)
  • Provolone Cheese (double cheese)
  • All of the above, TOASTED
  • Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Lettuce, light Red Onions, light Banana Peppers
  • Mayo, light Deli Brown Mustard
  • Coke Zero (20 oz bottle)
  • Crunchy Cheetos
  • 2 Chocolate Chips (best Choc. Chips around!)

It was a very filling lunch and I’m sure (not scientifically) that it was healthier than a lunch at a typical fast-food place like McD’s or Wendys and I was thoroughly full!

Mozzo Deli and Caterer, Mount Pleasant, SC

I usually write about less expensive meals, quick meals, or other ways to save money or calories. Today I’m going to write about breaking the tedium of your regular lunch routine – if you have a routine you want to break.

I went looking for a new place to eat to break the monotony of my routine. My lunch normal routine is Wendys, Bi-Lo, Piggly Wiggly, McDonalds and Taco Bell. Occasionally I’ll go to Arbys, Moes Southwest Grill or bring lunch from home. The occasional places usually break my normal routine, but the other day I just wanted something new, and ended up at Mozzo Deli in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Mozzos isn’t the place to go if you are looking for budget meal or a fast eats – look to Mozzos for a good lunch meal! I ate at Mozzos two days in a row and had a Chicken Caprese sandwich with deli-style pasta salad and a drink on Monday. Tuesday I went back and got a Roma sandwich with red potatoes, some chips I took back to the office and a drink. Each day was about $14, and the sandwiches (both on ciabatta bread) and sides were great!


Smart Hot Lunch Battle – Publix VS Bi-Lo

I’ve posted recently about tasty lunches for less, and also about smart hot lunch choices (fast food is hot, but not smart). Today I did a comparison shop with my favorite Bi-Lo, and stopped in to see what Publix had cookin’.

Publix had a larger selection than Bi-Lo, and the menus are more complex. I didn’t intend to get into menus, but on the subject the Bi-Lo menus were easier to read, in part due to fewer choices. Also, the Bi-Lo menu seemed to focus on selling a meal. Continue reading “Smart Hot Lunch Battle – Publix VS Bi-Lo”

Bag It With Noodles – Quick, Tasty, Cheap Lunch

So what does a web designer do when its lunch time? Go to Google and search for cheap tasty lunches, right? Well, no, but searching your house the day before is a good start. A lot of my day is spent going from task-to-task, so I prefer an easy-to-make meal many times so I can make my lunch simple and quick. Brown bagging it is a great way to do that, and it usually is a money-saver as well.

For today’s lunch I packed a sandwich, grabbed some Maruchan Yakisoba Roasted Chicken noodles, and packed them away in a bag. That just left a drink to add, which could be a bottle of water or, in my case, diet coke. Today’s lunch was probably under $4, and that’s pretty good.  The added benefits of a healthy, fresh and tasty meal only add to the cost and time savings!

Maybe you wanted something more out-of-the-ordinary, or you were looking for a recipe. Try these Crunchy Spicy Hummus Wraps from HuffingtonPost Food. Want more lunch-time reading? Try The Brown Bag Brigade: Your One-Stop Shop for Work Lunch Ideas for good brown bagging tips and idea sources!


Tasty, Inexpensive Lunch for under $3

I had an interesting lunch today, trying to save time I just grabbed some stuff I had laying around. I had some Lipton Diet Green Tea in a water bottle, Maruchan Yakisoba Teriyaki flavored noodles, Ritz Crackers and condiments for the crackers to try out some interesting combinations. The crackers combinations weren’t “repeat-worthy”, but were ok.

So, the meal was $1 for the Yakisoba, about $0.49 for the Ritz Crackers, and maybe $0.45 for the diet green tea. Total is about $1.94 plus cost of the various condiments I used which probably brings the grand total to maybe $2.10 at the most.

Time spent? Most of the time was trying different combinations on the crackers as I ate, so I’d say 5 minutes preparation (since the tea was prepared the day before) plus eating time.