Organic Lunch for Under $7.00

When I think about saving money, or lunch for that matter I don’t usually think of Whole Food Market, in Mount Pleasant, SC.  I remembered their tasty pizza, an since they’re close I went over for lunch today. I’ve only been to Whole Foods Market about 4 or 5 times in the past 2 years or so since a friend told me about them.

On to the business of this post …

Pizza special – 2 (huge) slices for $5.00
Drink fo $0.99
TOTAL: $6.53 with tax

Mount Pleasant/Charleston, SC Weekly Specials (Jul 20-26)

15 Bag Lunch Idea from WebMD

I don’t get to the WebMD site as often as I’d like, but today I found their “15 Fresh Brown Bag Lunch Ideas“, a great article there, and a must-read for people like me. I want a quick-to-make lunch so less of my lunch time is spent making or buying lunch. I also want something healthy (or even healthier) than the fast food I normally eat.

Here is the list of the 15 brown bag lunches plus other great ideas… just click the link to go to their site for more details. Their article is broken into 3 pages, and clicking the page link below will take you to the right one:

PAGE 1 – WebMD Bag Lunch Ideas
Pasta Lover’s Lunch Salad
Mediterranean Pita Pocket
Fruit and Cheese Plate
Peanut Butter Fun Pack
Everything Is Better on a Mini Bagel

PAGE 2 – WebMD Bag Lunch Ideas
Celebrate Lunch Salads
It’s a Wrap!
Noodle Soup Cups
Veggie Sushi
Fun Fried Rice
Talk About Taquitos
BBQ Chicken Sandwich

PAGE 3 – WebMD Bag Lunch Ideas
Muffin Mania
Tasty Spanakopita Triangles
Soy Much for Sandwiches

Thank you WebMD, I’ll sure be trying some of these great lunch ideas!

More lunch ideas

Lunch for about $3

I had another quick Jade Dragon meal today for lunch. Another Mandarin Orange Chicken frozen meal with a Nature Trails Oats & Chocolate granola bar and to round it off a generic Fruit Punch Soda – all from Save-A-Lot.

That’s the same cheap, quick meal as last week with the same frozen entree and a different choice of granola bar and generic soda – but I got the the same savings. Plus (it bear repeating) that the whole thing took about 8 minutes including walking back and forth from my desk to the refrigerator and microwave (2X).

Oh, and don’t get me started on their milk that actually costs less than a gallon of gas!

Lunch in 8 Minutes for about $2.70

Jade Dragon Mandarin Orange Chicken was lunch today along with a Diet Dr. Pop and Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey granola bars. So that’s a different entree than yesterday, but the same savings in $$$ and calories. Plus the whole thing took about 8 minutes including walking around the office, back and forth to the microwave.

$1.99 Jade Dragon Mandarin Orange Chicken
$0.25 (est.) Diet Dr. Pop
$0.40 (est.) Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey granola bars

$2.64 Total, plus tax

Save A Lot Lunch – General Tso’s Chicken

Today’s lunch was quick and saved me money. Anyone reading the Food section of my blog probably realizes I have a habit of eating a lot of fast food at lunch. I’ve only started blogging about lunch recently but I used to eat almost daily at Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Wendys, Burger King, Arbys and the like.

Today’s lunch, however, was a 12 oz Diet Dr Pop (yep, a generic diet Dr Pepper drink), a Jade Dragon General Tso’s Chicken entree (Save A Lot to the rescue again), and Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey granola bars – because the Jade Dragon microwaved meal isn’t especially filling for a guy like me. but it saves me money and is lower in sugar than what I might otherwise eat.