As the year starts to come to a close and we find ourselves with more and more free time, many seniors (including ourselves) have found themselves running low on cash. We decided to share our knowledge from the past couple of years and list some lunch deals.
Although this may look a little less appetizing than some other lunch options, Jamba Juice’s oatmeal is tasty, filling, and cheap. There is a large selection: plain oatmeal with brown sugar, fresh banana, blueberry & blackberry, or apple cinnamon. Most importantly, on Wednesdays, it’s priced at an affordable $1.00.
This is our personal favorite; you can get a delicious, freshly baked, good sized demi and ask for free butter or jam on the side. Not only is this affordable and filling, but quick. For a full baguette that is not necessarily freshly baked but is an excellent bargain, head over to Trader Joe’s, where the full baguettes range in price from $1.69 to $1.99. These baguettes are hard and cold, but the distinctive taste of baguette never fails to please.
Another one of our personal favorites, Calafia has a do-it-yourself salad bar. Since it’s by weight, this option can be as cheap as you want it to be. We’ve been able to fill a small box for under 2 dollars and had a good, although somewhat less filling lunch. Be careful, however: the items at the salad bar vary from day to day. Also, if you get too excited filling your box up with the many salad options, the meal can get rather pricey – we have known people to spend almost $10.
Trader Joe’s salad to go
Quick and easy, just grab a salad and head back to school. The trip can be made in under 5 minutes. Some good salads are the Mexican barbeque chicken, pesto pasta, and caprese. Lighter salads are cheaper, and the salads can get as simple as lettuce and dressing.