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8 Lunch Sandwiches for $4.50 or Less!

By Kelsey Banfield |


We often make sandwiches on the weekends and, sometimes, for my husband to take to work. Sandwiches are easy to carry and are quick to make. We also find they are a great way to keep our weekly grocery budget in check. There are a lot of sandwiches that can be made inexpensively. A loaf of bread stretches for nearly a week, and you can even make your own if you want. We also will sometimes make a large chicken salad or egg salad that we can use for a few days. When you do the math, this makes ten dollars worth of ingredients last for nearly a week. Here are a few of our favorite sandwiches you can make for less than a Subway foot-long!

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8 Lunch Sandwich Recipes for $4.50 or Less

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

What's better than buffalo wings? Buffalo chicken on a sandwich! This spicy sandwich is surprisingly easy to make and budget-friendly.

Breast of chicken = $.67 ($2.69/lb.)
Hot sauce = $.70 ($2.69)
A hoagie roll = $.70 ($4.19/6 pk.)
Cheddar cheese = $.50 ($2.79)
Blue cheese dressing = $.25 ($2.49)
Total = $2.82

Make buffalo chicken sandwiches

*Please note these prices were taken from FreshDirect and Safeway; prices may vary depending on brand and store

Photo: Kathy P.

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Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “8 Lunch Sandwiches for $4.50 or Less!

  1. Heather says:

    I want to know how many they think a loaf of bread lasts a week! A typical week here is 2 loaves with a family of 7.

  2. Stacy says:

    Mayonnaise is not vegan…

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