Meal prepping your own lunch is hailed as particularly virtuous. It is a fast track to saving money, allows you to watch what you eat, and is generally deemed as a rite of passage in #adulting.
But is cooking and making your own lunch all that beneficial, especially to your finances? Is having delicious, satisfying, home-made lunches simply a matter of reading the right food blogs, and having a RedMart account?
For complete beginners who’ve never made so much as a cup of Milo, what is the real cost of making your own lunch?