How Far $10 Goes for Lunch

Trinh Le, MPH, RD
by Trinh Le, MPH, RD
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We know you’re a savvy shopper and we fully support that! You don’t need to break the bank to eat healthy. Stretch your hard-earned money by making many quick meals at home instead of eating out. Don’t believe us? Check out how far $10 can go for lunch.

Lunch Meal Plan: Here’s How Far $10 Goes


About the Author

Trinh Le, MPH, RD
Trinh Le, MPH, RD
Trinh is a registered dietitian by day, blogger at Fearless Food RD by night. She loves helping folks develop a better relationship with food, which includes lots of cooking, eating and learning about nutrition. When she’s not snapping mouthwatering shots of (mostly) healthy food, you can find Trinh HIIT-ing it at her local gym. For more, connect with her on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.


10 responses to “How Far $10 Goes for Lunch”

  1. Avatar Bdaddy Meeks says:

    This infopgrahic is impressive. Ive never done a full break down of a sandwich before but this is awesome. Many people dont believe you can lose weight on a budget but you can very possible. Whole Foods does not have to take your whole check. I say add Green Tea also.

    I’m a green tea drinker.

    Not for the love of the taste — no way! I drink it because I’m told it’s good for me…or, to be honest, the real reason I drink it is because I believe it help keeps my weight in check. But recently I decided to look into it a bit deeper and see what are all these other benefits of green tea people talk of.

    Green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, originating in China but widely used throughout Asia this beverage has a multitude of uses from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer.

    Here’s a list of some of its amazing benefits — benefits that you may not have been aware of. Some of these benefits are still being debated, so please do your own research if you want to use green tea for medicinal purposes.

    Weight Loss. Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.

    Diabetes. Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.

    Heart Disease. Scientists think, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.

    Esophageal Cancer. It can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.

    Cholesterol. Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.

    Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Studies carried out on mice showed that green tea protected brain cells from dying and restored damaged brain cells.

    Tooth Decay. Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions

    Blood Pressure. Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.

    Depression. Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.

    Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial. Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.

    Skincare. Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.

    I do about 2 cups a day… It has done me well.

  2. Avatar DeLenne Magers says:

    I want to know where you shop. Because at Wal-Mart food isn’t that cheap. Rotissery chicken is almost $8, real 100% whole wheat bread is $3, 5 dozen eggs is $17. That is just a sample of how expensive food is in Fallon Nevada

  3. Avatar Thea Palmette says:

    Where do YOU get a loaf of whole wheat bread for $2.02? It would be more believable if you broke these down by locale.

  4. Avatar MatthewDW says:

    chicken sandwich sounds ok the other two don’t appeal to me. hard to eat healthy when you don’t like a lot of foods.

  5. Avatar jj1973 says:

    Just going to point out a few things to those complaint the prices to be inaccurate. They may still be off but the article isn’t claiming 2.02 for a loaf of bread it showing that price for 16 slices or 1.26 for 10 slices. The average loaf is 20 slices. So 16 slices is 80% of a loaf. The price being quoted here for said loaf of bread would be calculated by dividing 2.02 by .8 for a total of 2.525 per loaf or 1.26 * 2 for 2.52 per loaf if you use the second example which is probably a little closer to what most people pay. Just saying before complaining about price in accuracy actually look at the figures provided. Thanks..

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