But if you have a game plan (and you stick to it!) it can be easier than you think. That's why I put together this weekday lunch plan where you can shop once and eat five times — all for about $20. A few things to know about the lunch lineup:
• As written, these recipes feed multiple people, but the grocery list below is written with single-serving meals in mind.
• To keep prices down, all of these lunches are meatless. (But you can easily add your favorite proteins.)
• To save time, parts of all of these meals can be prepared in advance — whether it’s cooking quinoa, slicing veggies, or assembling a salad. So besides the finishing touches, lunch will be ready to grab and go in the morning, when you need it.