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    • Datchet
    • By Datchet 19th Mar 17, 5:40 PM
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    Packed Lunches - Ideas & Favourites
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    • 19th Mar 17, 5:40 PM
    Packed Lunches - Ideas & Favourites 19th Mar 17 at 5:40 PM
    Fellow Tight-Wads ( that's meant as a compliment...)

    I could do with some new packed lunch ideas! I deeply resent having to fork out the thick end of a "bluey" ie £5, to buy a mediocre sarnie and drink at lunch. Also, the food is often too salty, unhealthy, not that fresh - and the waste in packaging is bad.

    So I take in a variety of packed lunches & Sometimes Breakfast also. Some of my Favorites are:

    If office based:
    1. Tin of (35p) sardines, slices of bread to toast & salad box.
    2. Frozen tupperware of soup, bread & fruit salad
    3. Breakfast - Homegrown Rhubarb with stem ginger + syrup! yum
    4. Cheapex Instant Noodles with tub of chopped veg to fill it out

    If Mobile in car or train:
    3. Pasta / cous cous tuna salad
    4. Homemade bread sarnie - Hommus and tomato /cheese / ham

    I have a variety of boxes, from Aldi clip boxes, screw top tubes, soup pots, breakfast pots & a Japanese Bento Box.

    Any ideas? tell me your favourites

    Happy Munching
    "Is it that the future is so uncertain, the present so traumatic that we find the past so secure? " Spike Milligan
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    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 19th Mar 17, 8:07 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:07 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:07 PM
    Mine is a bit different as we get a proper meal at lunch time. Myself and OH work in a Nursing Home.

    So I have breakfast at work which is a slice of bread to toast and a boiled egg.
    Tea break: OH has satsuma and cherry toms. I have dried fruit - apricots, dates etc.
    Pudding for OH: Frozen fruit and yogurt
    Afternoon Tea: Mixed nuts and dried fruit.

    When we needed lunch, I usually had pasta bake, ravioli or cheese wraps. OH has cob filled with whatever.
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 19th Mar 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:20 PM
    This thread is only a few days old, have a look to see if anything useful.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5617322
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