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Epry123

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Meal Allowance?
« on: May 25, 2015, 05:30:05 PM »
My work offers me a $2 a day meal allowance for any day I work more than 12 hours less a 30 minute lunch break so 12.5 hours in one day most weeks I get it 5 days for a total of $10 a week for MEAL ALLOWANCES a lot of my co workers complain that this isn't enough for a meal I explain to them a bunch of options but I'm still looking for some more ideas.
   Is there any meals I can make for $2 a meal instead of serving
 I tell them to go get 2 frozen pizzas make it thru the week ahahah

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Re: Meal Allowance?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 05:25:04 AM »
Rice and lentils or another type of bean can be made for $2 per meal.  It can easily be made at home and brought in to the workplace to be reheated.  Sandwiches with a piece of fruit can also be made for around $2.  Spaghetti and sauce also reheats well.  You can get a 1-lb package of spaghetti for around $1.25 and a can of sauce for about $1.00.  That would make 4 meals.  Any type of meal that involves rice or pasta can be done fairly inexpensively.  There are various ways to get creative, it's just that the math needs to be done to figure out how much per meal it is costing and some work done at home in order to prepare the meal.  I will say, though, $2 is somewhat on the low side.  When I packed my childrens' lunches for school a few years back, it was costing me close to the price of an actual lunch at school, which was around $2.50.  I usually packed them a sandwich, some chips, and either fruit or vegetables.

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Re: Meal Allowance?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 05:56:01 AM »
I eat home made granola for lunch every day at work, along with nuts and dried fruit. It's less than 50 cents to fill me up. I keep it at work so it's there whenever I need it. Very easy and healthy.

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Re: Meal Allowance?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 06:21:51 AM »
My work offers me a $2 a day meal allowance for any day I work more than 12 hours less a 30 minute lunch break so 12.5 hours in one day most weeks I get it 5 days for a total of $10 a week for MEAL ALLOWANCES a lot of my co workers complain that this isn't enough for a meal I explain to them a bunch of options but I'm still looking for some more ideas.
   Is there any meals I can make for $2 a meal instead of serving
 I tell them to go get 2 frozen pizzas make it thru the week ahahah

I'm with your coworkers on this. Working more than 12 hours and your company provides you $2?  Now, most companies provide nothing, but that is almost insulting.

Yes- there are plenty of make at home meals that you can easily do under $2, but if the idea is that you don't have time to make it at home, so they are providing you an allowance, it is pitiful.

(Personally- for inexpensive meals, I just like to make whatever I'd have for dinner in a large quantity and then divy it up into serving containers to take for lunch. You do of course need to be able to heat it up, but if you are suggesting frozen pizza, then I'd bet you can.  This is one of my favorites, when made in bulk, it is well less than $2 a meal: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/ultimate-twice-baked-potatoes/)

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Re: Meal Allowance?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 09:51:07 AM »
Beef packing plant there arnt too many of us that work more than the 12 hour days it's in our union contract which is up this year