I’ll be moving in with my girlfriend next month, and we are trying to come up with money-saving ideas. One obvious idea is to not eat out nearly as much as we currently do. However, we are both on crazy schedules and won’t always be home at meal times.
I need ideas on cheap/easy meals I can make, store in the fridge, and be able to take with to work/class in a lunchbox. Assume that icepacks can be used, and a microwave will be readily available near mealtime.
A few ideas we’ve had so far:
- Big batch of chili/soup stored in serving-sized containers.
- Make about 2 dozen eggs worth of egg-salad, and individually saran wrap into sandwiches.
Any suggestions? I could use ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Keep in mind I am not a master chef, and if it costs more than $5 per serving it probably isn’t a money-saver compared to eating out.