If you pine for the days when your lunch came in little plastic pockets, much like pills in a blister pack, rejoice: Oscar Meyer has recently announced that it will release "Portable Protein Packs" containing 170 calories worth of cheese, meat, and legumes. Aimed at adults who need a little something to tide them over on the trail or in the office, P3s resemble nothing so much as miniature Lunchables for adults. There's just one tiny problem.
By now, you've probably come around to the idea that you should take a lunch break, even if you don't always manage to make it happen. But what should you do with this time off in the middle of the day, to make the rest of your working life more productive?
If you're trying to be more frugal, you already know that one of the most horrifying parts of creating a budget is finding out how much you spend on stuff you don't even enjoy. Take weekday lunches. Many of us buy our midday snack, and eat it huddled over our keyboards. At the end of the week, we've spent a tidy sum of money on food we didn't get to savor. Plus, it probably wasn't even all that good for us.