Cheap Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work Recipes

Let’s face it: constantly shelling out cash for prepared food you could have made for less money at home gets old fast. But a healthy lunch doesn’t have to be expensive. Stick to your budget by making your lunch at home and bringing it to work. These healthy lunch ideas clock in at $3 or less per serving.

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This vegetable-packed minestrone soup recipe is inspired by a popular Weight Watchers vegetable soup recipe. It makes a big pot of soup, so keep some in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and freeze the rest of the vegetable minestrone soup in single-serve portions. That way you always have an easy, delicious vegetable soup to start your meal or to eat for lunch. Think of this vegetable minestrone recipe as a starting point for other healthy soup variations, too: toss in leftover chopped cooked chicken or whole-wheat pasta or brown rice to make it more satisfying.