Originally Posted by Bradford
One big tip that just occurred to me in reading this thread... Buy a lunch box and use it to take your lunch to work everyday.
Mr. Bento for $36 shipped. Has two warm containers that stay hot for 6 hours, and two cold ones that stay cold for 6 hours as well. I just got one and a nice Thermos for this year at school.
Originally Posted by Meis
I mean, I also live in the city (albeit a slightly cheaper one) and I spend maybe $100 a month on groceries (and its not like I'm living on ramen), even if you added another $100/month for eating out thats still only $200 a month.
$25/week is ridiculously low, a pound of lunch meat is a third of your budget alone. When I am trying to eat really cheap, I spend $50 on groceries. I am not purchasing any soda, cookies, snacks, processed foods, etc. and mostly things that are on sale (buy one get one free) in that week's circular. A week or two eating like this and I become prone to eating out too much. It usually works out better if I spend a bit more at the grocery and go to the local specialty market to get good things to eat, because eating out adds up QUICK.