Introducing…Brown Bag Tuesday!

I hate admitting this to anyone, but I’m a picky eater. Not in the traditional sense-I’ll try almost any kind of food you put in front of me, and I’m ecstatic when I see things like spinach, beets, or liver on my plate. What I’m picky about is taste: I want every meal to be delicious, colorful, and nutrient-dense, and a takeout salad just will not do!

A combination of this food snobbery (wince) and frugality means that I bring my lunch to work every day instead of picking up takeout or eating out. A couple months ago, I started a series on my personal blog called Brown Bag Revolution. Since we at The Humble Foodie also love simplicity, frugality, and plain old good food, this series is moving over here as Brown Bag Tuesday!

Let us know what you’re packing in the comments, or post your scrumptious creations on your own blog and link back. And welcome to week one!

frugal simple brown bag lunchAs a way to eat food I enjoy while saving money, I pack a lunch from home to bring to work every day. Bringing lunch from home is a great way to save time, money, and energy. Brown Bag Tuesdays are meant to encourage you to share this effort and treat yourself to a fabulous lunch from home at least once a week.

brown bag tuesday turkey burger with mango

Cook once, eat twice (or three or four times!)

This Tuesday, I’m having turkey burgers with mango and red onions, along with a side of sweet potato fries. The tip of the week: cook once, eat twice (or more)! I made four of these burgers, ate one for dinner, and stashed the rest for lunches this week. Re-living a really good dinner makes life a lot easier during a busy week. What’s your tip for simplifying lunch from home?

Need inspiration for your next lunch? See past lunches in the Brown Bag Revolution category!

About Humble Foodie

While we both love to eat well, life as AmeriCorps volunteers doesn’t afford us the budget to try every new restaurant and type of cuisine. With many post-graduate expenses and limited financial resources, what’s a foodie to do? The answer is here, at The Humble Foodie. Instead of spending our hard-earned cash paying other people to cook for us, we’re spending as frugally as possible making delicious meals at home.
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3 Responses to Introducing…Brown Bag Tuesday!

  1. Pingback: Brown Bag Revolution Has Moved! « Jaybird: home in motion

  2. I love this idea. Had a few busy days last week and had to think ahead and pack lunch on the go. Proud of myself for being so organised but I was determined not to fall into the ‘I’ll just grab lunch out’ trap. Looking forward to what you brown bag next wk 🙂

    • I have had a busy few weeks recently and have fallen into the habit of cooking something big on Sunday, then packing at least three lunches right then. It has freed up some time in the evenings after work, and now I’m no longer rushing to throw something together in the morning! I’d love to see what you’re packing too.

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