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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 1st Jan 18, 11:08 AM
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    January's bring your lunch to work
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    • 1st Jan 18, 11:08 AM
    January's bring your lunch to work 1st Jan 18 at 11:08 AM
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    I thought I'd kick start January's thread as I can't see one. If there's a duplicate, please feel free to delete or merge it.

    So Christmas has been and gone and were at the start of a brand new shiny year.

    If like me, you realise you've overspent in December or just generally want to save some money during the working week, then this is the challenge for you

    Feel free to post what you're taking for lunch, as it may give others ideas from the usual sandwiches.

    So roll up, roll up, who's in?
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    • short_bird
    • By short_bird 11th Jan 18, 12:00 PM
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    Number 24: Lunch brought on all 4 days, total 6 /11.
    Could do with a bit of variation...
    Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.
    • Jelllibeanz
    • By Jelllibeanz 11th Jan 18, 1:25 PM
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    I'm on 5/20 so far.
    Yesterday was another roast pork salad. Today has been veg soup topped off with some chips that the students brought in and gave to us as an end of term treat - to think they were on a being healthy course!!


    Hoping to be organised tonight and make a pesto pasta salad for tomorrow.
    Aiming for more consistency in 2018
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    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 11th Jan 18, 2:12 PM
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    I have that some times too, I just have a roll with it, makes a change from pasta too.
    Originally posted by Purplemumof2
    Miserable slimming world means no bread roll! Especially if I want to enjoy my chocolate cereal Day off today so no lunch spends. However I have done the food shop and got some mug shots and curry pouches to go in my desk and jacket potatoes to go with left overs. My sister has also bought me a soup mug to cook it all in the microwave at work.
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

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    • taskey
    • By taskey 11th Jan 18, 2:31 PM
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    #18


    soup, fruit and joghurt for me today - training day from work tomorrow so lunch is provided


    On track and saving every day
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    • humblepii
    • By humblepii 11th Jan 18, 8:08 PM
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    Leftovers from dinner for the past two days (veg stir-fry then squash stew and cous cous) with fruit. I don’t work Fridays so that’s week one done for me. Easily around £20 saved. Happy with that!

    4/15
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    • nicmalauren
    • By nicmalauren 11th Jan 18, 8:42 PM
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    #23 - 8/22
    Made some pear and blue cheese tartlet-type things with leftover pastry and blue cheese from Xmas last night, so one of those became today's lunch!

    Defrosted a Thai green curry for dinner this evening. (I'd made it a couple of weeks ago with some of the remaining xmas turkey.) Made some coconut rice to go with it, so the leftovers are now in a tupperware for lunch tomorrow.

    Like the sound of the curried chickpea thingy someone mentioned earlier!
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 12th Jan 18, 8:03 AM
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    Pasta with red chilli pesto today. 9/22 for me & my bank balance looking good.

    Hope you're all doing well today & are looking forward to the weekend.
    Hiraeth
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 12th Jan 18, 1:48 PM
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    Thursday day 7 - Chicken and Sweetcorn Sanwich with a bag a crisps.

    Today Day 8 - Left over chick fajita mix with beetroot salad.

    • mrs motivated
    • By mrs motivated 12th Jan 18, 2:22 PM
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    Hi Folks,

    just checking in and it's going well so far 8/18
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    • CompletelyLost
    • By CompletelyLost 12th Jan 18, 4:58 PM
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    6/18 so far.

    Only managed two days this week, though to be fair my total spends have only totalled £2.27 across three days. I've taken food with me every single day, which is more than I usually do. On my three "failed" days all I bought was a drink and I did make the effort to actually bring lunch. *stops trying to justify it*
    • squanderscouse
    • By squanderscouse 12th Jan 18, 6:04 PM
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    8/20 here so far.
    This weeks meals have consisted of Houmous sandwich, salad, chilli and pasta and cheese and pickled onion sandwich.


    Some great ideas on here!
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    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 12th Jan 18, 8:34 PM
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    5/16 left over bolognese again!!! But this time I had prepaired the pasta in advance. Hoping to get the child seat back on my bike over the weekend and take youngest on his first bike ride - then I will start saving on petrol by cycling to work.
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Clear all the debt by Xmas 2018 #168 - £670/£11470

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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 13th Jan 18, 7:52 AM
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    6/18 so far.

    Only managed two days this week, though to be fair my total spends have only totalled £2.27 across three days. I've taken food with me every single day, which is more than I usually do. On my three "failed" days all I bought was a drink and I did make the effort to actually bring lunch. *stops trying to justify it*
    Originally posted by CompletelyLost
    Hi CompletelyLost,

    If you've actually brought your lunch to work, then I'd count it, if it were me. I know you said that you'd bought a drink, thats not a failure, everyone needs a drink
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 13th Jan 18, 7:54 AM
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    Morning,

    Everyone is hopefully up to date on the front page.

    Some really yummy ideas this week, that I may borrow next week.

    Let me know if I've missed anyone or if there's any errors.

    Pmo2
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    • Datchet
    • By Datchet 13th Jan 18, 8:49 AM
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    In office for 4 days! Managed 2 pack-ups. Third day I gave a presentation to some people so there was a sarny lunch provided (Yay!) however, 4th day, however I had a pret sandwich. The shame! Problem was, there was uncertainty as to where I would be and I didn't want to haul lunch around!
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    • RhiBi
    • By RhiBi 13th Jan 18, 8:59 AM
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    Sorry Iíve not posted but I have been good!! Popping in with 5/18 days completed. Last Sunday I made a huge saucepan of spicy butternut squash soup which I took to work on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday I took ham rolls and fruit and on Friday I was on a course with lunch provided!
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    • Rachiedabbler70
    • By Rachiedabbler70 13th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
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    I'm in. Would appreciate any veggie ideas
    Originally posted by 0161a
    Hi - for the last 5 days I have had the same veggie lunch but really enjoyed it. £4.35 for whole week.

    2 tubs humous
    1 bag wholemeal pittas
    1 cucumber
    1 bag carrots
    2 peppers

    toasted pitta, humous and crudites.

    Next week will be veggie soup and wholemeal roll each day.

    I take breakfasts as well as I'm not an early morning eater - porridge, banana and OJ.

    Hope that helps.
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    • Chocolatedrinker
    • By Chocolatedrinker 13th Jan 18, 8:59 PM
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    Up to 9/21. I bought a load of instant porridge for breakfasts at work as well :-)
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 14th Jan 18, 7:33 AM
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    In office for 4 days! Managed 2 pack-ups. Third day I gave a presentation to some people so there was a sarny lunch provided (Yay!) however, 4th day, however I had a pret sandwich. The shame! Problem was, there was uncertainty as to where I would be and I didn't want to haul lunch around!
    Originally posted by Datchet
    Hi Datchet,

    I love a free lunch

    Please let me know how many days your target is and I'll add you to the list on the front page.

    Pmo2
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 14th Jan 18, 7:37 AM
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    Hi - for the last 5 days I have had the same veggie lunch but really enjoyed it. £4.35 for whole week.

    2 tubs humous
    1 bag wholemeal pittas
    1 cucumber
    1 bag carrots
    2 peppers

    toasted pitta, humous and crudites.

    Next week will be veggie soup and wholemeal roll each day.

    I take breakfasts as well as I'm not an early morning eater - porridge, banana and OJ.

    Hope that helps.
    Originally posted by Rachiedabbler70
    Hi Rachie,

    Would you like adding to the list? If so, please let me know how many days your target is and I'll add you.

    Pmo2
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