It happens every week: You want to eat out less and pack your lunch every day. If you follow through, you could be $50 richer. Here, ten recipes that cost next to nothing but don’t sacrifice flavor or fun. They’re also a breeze to make, so win-win.
10 Non-Boring Work Lunches You Can Make for Less Than $3 a Serving
Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers With Tzatziki Sauce ($2.90 A Serving)
Can’t swing a trip to Santorini this summer? This recipe will save you a plane ticket and then some.
Mini Spanish Tortilla With Zucchini ($2.70 A Serving)
Delicious hot or cold—just slice it into big wedges and you’re ready to eat. Hot sauce: optional.
Lime Chicken With Corn And Poblano Salad ($2.50 A Serving)
Feasting like a queen for a just a couple bucks? Yes, please.
Zoodle Stir-fry ($2.50 A Serving)
Here, the holy grail of lunches: inexpensive and ready in just 30 minutes.
Cauliflower Steaks With Lemon-herb Sauce ($2.50 A Serving)
This make-ahead meal is satisfying but won’t weigh you down.
Cacio E Pepe Pasta ($1.50 A Serving)
Six ingredients, 20 minutes from start to finish…for practically zero dollars.
Kale Salad With Crispy Chickpeas ($2.40 A Serving)
Sometimes we’re in the mood for a simple salad that’s packed with protein but still feels light. And on those days, this salad is perfection.
Pasta Alla Norma ($2.50 A Serving)
Spice up this hearty eggplant dish with canned crushed tomatoes, red pepper flakes and dried oregano.
Green Shakshuka ($2.50 A Serving)
Looks fancy, but deceptively easy to make.
Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles ($2.10 A Serving)
Shh—this recipe starts with store-bought marinated tofu, so you don’t have to do any cooking.