Want to Eat Cheap? Start a Lunch Co-op at Work

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Isabela Branco

We came across a tweet the other day from Slow Food USA (@SlowFoodUSA) about their lunch co-op (#lunchcoop) and wanted to know more.  Was this something like a 5th grade tuna salad and cheese sandwich swap? We consulted the all knowing internet and found that it's a genius idea to have a hot home-cooked lunch every day but you only have to put in the work once a week.  Sounds like a perfect lazy foodies lunch plan to us.

Here's what you do:
1. Find 4-5 people to join the group.  We would recommend picking people who you would not mind cooking you food.  

2. Create a weekly schedule.  Assign each person a day and rotate weekly.

3.  When it's your day, bring enough food for the people in the group.  Slow Cooker and casseroles would be super easy but a big 'ol salad with all the fixins would be fun too. 

Here's a few recipe sources to get you started:
A Year of Slow Cooking Blog
Bed and Breakfast Lunch/Dinner Casseroles
65 Cheap, Healthy, One-Dish Meals with Good Leftover Potential


4. Decide ahead of time if you're all going to bring your own plates/knives/forks/spoons or have the person bring enough utensils for everyone.  This cubicle picnic set would be so chic.

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ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Or you could go to the hospital cafeteria and eat a good healthy meal for less than $4.00. St. Josephs and Maryvale are good but the Mayo Hospital is the best!

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Buff Bronson

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