Tip # 44: Pack your Lunch – My Big Money Goal

I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these crazy times. I’m sending you this daily dose of inspiration, because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!

“SYSTEM: Save Your Self Time Energy and Money” – Mark Victor Hansen

Tip # 44: Pack your Lunch

When you make dinner, double the portions so that you have lunch for the next day already made.

That’s it. Easy right? This tip is a deceptively simple change in habit, that delivers a big pay off in saving time, energy and money (as well as making healthy choices easier).

This tip is useful, regardless of whether your lunch will be eaten at home, school or work. Serve the lunch portions into containers as you serve the dinner portions onto plates. Sometimes you might simply box the lunch, otherwise, some element of dinner becomes the topping for a salad or the filling for a sandwich.

Throughout this strange time, many people have noticed that they have broken the habit of relying on cafes and takeaway for their lunches… now that you are going back into the world perhaps keep some of the good habits!

This tip saves time, as one session of cooking/serving food covers two meal times. It means no scrabbling in the morning to try to pack lunches or waiting in line at a cafe – so calmer mornings and more time to enjoy your lunch break.

It saves you money as you are making the most of your shopping list and only paying to eat out at times when you are going to savour the experience. I’m a big fan of going out for a meal – but not as a habit, only when it is a choice. When you choose to go for a meal and savour the experience then it brings a boost to your lifestyle – and that is worth every cent. When it is a mindless lunch grabbed on the go, it is a money leak that I recommend you plug!

Bon appetite!

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River Cottage – Love Your Leftovers, by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

In this pocket bible, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall offers nifty and creative ideas to transform leftovers into irresistible meals. Hugh starts by giving practical advice for cooking on a weekly basis with leftovers in mind – helping to save money and avoid waste – and provides tips on how best to store your ingredients to make them last for as long as possible.