I don't buy anything processed-- i refuse to get anything that goes in a microwave and i won't eat canned soup. However i make my own soup in my vitamix or food processor and it is amazing. I find that buying in season fruits and veggies really cut down on the price and taste so much better. I love lettuce wraps and pates made from veggies. I love raw veggies too.
I answered this yesterday, but forgot to include something I find really helpful. The microwaveable in the bag veggies-I usually stock up by buying 10 for $10 on sale-a substantial savings-and they are so low in calories I often have two of just those for lunch. Very filling and very easy.
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1,023 1/10/13 10:44 A
I know this is going to sound corny & boring, but . . . I LOVE having a sandwich made with Skippy All-Natural Peanut Butter on Sara Lee 45 Calories Delightful Multi-Grain Bread, a warmed up tiny can of V-8 Spicy Hot Tomato Juice, and a bowl of mixed fruit (consisting of 2 sliced strawberries, 4 white sedless grapes, 4- 1/2" slices of banana, & about 5 canned mandarin orange slices) drizzled with about 2 Tbsp of Vanilla Yogurt.
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240 1/10/13 9:44 A
Progresso soup has been on sale at my super market. Can't beat a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter day for $1.25. I love the Progresso light chicken and dumplings and the beef pot roast. Just add a serving of fruit and it's a great meal!
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4 1/10/13 9:23 A
Thanks for the advice...I am almost excited to go to the grocery store lol!
The canned single serve Chunky soup (if you don't need to monitor sodium), fruit of any kind, rice cakes (great snack and inexpensive). Also tuna or chicken salad sandwich on rye or whole-grain bread with lettuce and tomato-you really feel like you are having so much more. Some 2% cheeses for snacks. Water is best to drink, but I don't always follow my own advice on that. Hot tea is good too. Planning will definitely make a difference. Good luck to you. It will get easier.
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4 1/9/13 7:52 P
I rejoined spark on a whim...well not really a whim I had been thinking about it for a while but just decided that this was the week...anyway...I didn't plan for healthy lunches while I was grocery shopping so this week is proving itself to be a challenge however next week I would like to plan better anyone have any suggestions for some good filling budget lunches??