6 Cheap Bring-Your-Own-Lunch Ideas


As a young working professional or student on the go, it's easy to let packing your lunch take a backseat when there are so many other things to focus on. If you don’t plan ahead, you can end up stopping at a nearby restaurant and ordering whatever you can. So why pack your lunch when you can quickly grab fast food each day? The reason would be that planning provides a better outcome –  for your wallet and your health. It doesn't have to be boring either! Switch it up some days and don't feel limited to sandwiches and frozen microwaveable meals. 

If you’re tired of eating the same meal or eating out every day, check out these easy, bring-your-own-lunch (BYOL) recipe tutorials you can easily incorporate into your daily routine whether you’re pressed for time or on a budget. 

Three Creative Lunch Ideas

If you're in need of a quick, healthy meal, Cassey from Blogilates is here to save the day with Cheap Clean Eats! This video is one of a series that highlights easy meal ideas that are also affordable.

Three Healthy $1 Lunch Recipes

One dollar?! Yes, these recipes are all one dollar or less, per serving. It seems unbelievable, but it's true, you can prepare a nice, fulfilling lunch for around $1 a day. 

These meals look so delicious and can be prepared with ingredients you may already have in your fridge. Have any other quick lunch ideas? Comment below!

SAVOR REPORTER | Zaria Rayes is a junior biology pre-med major with a minor in finance at Hampton University. Her ultimate career goal is to become a pediatrician. At an early age, she realized her passion for community service and healthy living. The 20-year-old Las Vegas native enjoys writing as a form of creative expression. Zaria has remained actively involved on campus at Hampton University as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, and the Honors College.