Now, I have not really had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for years…I always thought they were kids food and haven’t really thought about them for a long long time. But I think I like them! There is something about them that brings me right back to being a kid, from the way I cut the bread to the act of chowing down on 1 or 2 of them. For the last week, I have had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch every day. Yep, every day. Want to know how much these lunches have cost me?
Loaf of organic whole wheat bread: $2.50
Jar of organic natural peanut butter: $2.39
Jar of organic natural strawberry jelly: $1.99
Total cost: $6.88
So for the last 7 days, my lunches have cost me less than $1.00 per day and I have enough bread left in that loaf for at least 3 or 4 more sandwiches, meaning I could get by on these expenses for lunch for 10 days or so. $6.88 divided by 10 days = $.69 per day. Not bad for a healthy organic lunch! Combine the sandwich with a nice ice cold glass of filtered tap water and it is quite a deal.
If you budget is getting crunched, I highly recommend trying a few PB & J sandwiches for lunch. If you normally buy lunch every day at work, this could save you tons of money, even if you only do it once in a while. Yum…peanut butter and jelly.