- In Chicago, buying your lunch every day can set you back $50/week. I like to spend that $50 on my weekend meals.
- I see frozen lunches as a way to curb my calorie intake. I figure I should attempt to do that with at least one meal a day.
- I work for an asshole and don't normally get to take my federally mandated lunch break. Frozen lunches mean I'm away from my desk for 4 1/2 minutes plus 1 minute of possible extra heating time.
Target often sells Lean Cuisine meals for $2 each. My favorites tend to be ones that are comfort food or have some sort of creamy sauce. Those are usually more filling, as opposed to the rest that I finish and think, "I could sure eat another one of those." I like these:
I also like the new lunch in a bag options. It's less fussy, no ripping of a box (such hard work), no slitting of the plastic cover (so violent), etc.
I find their sandwich options draw attention to me as I "prepare" my lunch. People stare as I prep my food on that stupid silver platform to be heated in the microwave. But I do like these:
I get sick of Lean Cuisine after a while, though. So lately, I've switched to Amy's and Kashi. Kashi's frozen lunches are much more satisfying. It feels sort of decadent for lunch. And Amy's enchiladas remind me of Luby's enchiladas in Texas, which is always a good thing.