Making your own lunch for work saves money and is a healthier option than shop bought alternatives. Making lunch for my husband is one job that as a stay-at-home Mum I undertake. It only takes me about 5 minutes but saves us so much money that it really does make it an important job. I’m sure feminists out there will be horrified that I make lunch for my husband, but then we share out jobs and he often cooks for me.
I worked out that by making lunch instead of buying it pre-prepared can save us anywhere from £800 to £1000 a year, probably more! I calculated this by comparing the average price of my lunch to one bought at a supermarket, sandwich shop or coffee shop. My lunch normally consists of 3 rolls, some fruit, a cake or biscuit of some kind, and sometimes crisps as well. I buy all my ingredients at Lidl, where you can buy 9 yummy granary rolls for only 99p!
|Daily Cost||Weekly Cost||Monthly Cost||Yearly Cost|
|Shop Bought Lunch||£5||£25||£100||£1200|
It just goes to show that if you can plan your lunch and included it to your weekly shop then you will save a lot of money in the process.