December bring your lunch to work

Welcome to December's bring your lunch to work, can't believe that this one is the last one already?

Feel free to post what you're having/planning/eating for lunch as this may give others a idea of what to make and we're always up for inspiration and a challenge

There are 17 working days up for grabs. I have included Christmas Eve as some people tend to work that day.

Let me know if you want to join in and how many days you want to attempt and I'll add you to the list on the next post. It is never too late to join.

If you haven’t already, join the forum to join in the challenge.

Happy Christmas :D :xmassign:
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  • Everyone is welcome even if you only work 1 day a week or stay at home but would like to join. So, the doors are now open......

    Just to say that if you see a post on MSE and want to include it in your own post then do the following:

    To copy a post, right click on the post number, click copy shortcut, go back to new post and right click to paste


    Recipe ideas for sandwich fillings and lunches

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...d.php?t=159329

    http://pinterest.com/lbnblbnb/food-lunch-ideas/

    Now everyone say a big thank you to Shortie for compiling this list of ideas for us.

    Thanks Shortie

    *Cold foods*
    Sandwich combos:
    Stuffing
    Tuna mayo/salad cream
    Tuna and sweetcorn
    Tuna and onion
    Tuna and cucumber
    Beetroot
    Cheese & carmelised onion chutney
    Cheese and chilli jam
    grated cheese, mushed up egg, diced onion and mixed in with mayo
    Peanut butter & marmite
    Greek salad - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...3&postcount=38
    Russian salad sandwich - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...3&postcount=38
    Curry!
    Bacon & banana
    Cheese & pickle
    Corned beef & lettuce
    Ham & apple sauce
    Coronation chicken
    Fried egg baguette
    Sausage & mustard / ketchup / mayo / pickle / onion relish
    Scrambled egg (cooked in the microwave)
    Chhese & piccalilli
    Brie & grape
    Cheese & tomato
    Ham and coleslaw
    Onion Baji & coleslaw wrap
    Chicken and cranberry sauce
    Chicken & bacon
    Haslet and coleslaw
    Peanutbutter, cream cheese & banana
    Turkey/chicken & stuffing
    Crisp butti
    Chicken with pesto and mayo
    Brie, crushed walnuts, feta &rocket wrap
    Chorizo & goats cheese
    Vegetarian pate http://fatfreevegan.com/blog/2010/02...d-lentil-pate/
    sliced turkey, mayo, pineapple and a bit of tinned sweetcorn sprinkled

    Adding the following to salads:
    Hard boiled egg in salad
    Carrot salad: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...&postcount=110
    Cold duck and spinnach, raddish, pepper & carrot
    Cheese, ham & whatever salad is in the fridge
    Chicken and cold bacon bits
    Spice sensation cous cous with raisins, pumpkin seeds. little cubes of cheese (feta or cheddar) cheery toms halved,cuc, spring onions and a couple of dried apricots chopped up
    Bulk making salads: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...&postcount=358

    Rice cakes & hummus
    Crackers / carrot sticks / pitta bread & taramaslata (or dip of choice)
    Crustless quiche (good for GF diets) - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...3&postcount=38
    Spanish potato fritata
    Cous cous

    *Warm foods*
    Soups (with some bread?):
    Jamie Oliver's Parsnip and Ginger Soup
    Jamie Oliver's carrot soup: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...5&postcount=50
    Mushroom risotto soup: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...1&postcount=64
    Liquidised curry
    Pasta
    Macaroni cheese
    Leftovers... pasta bakes, curry, spag bol, chilli..
    Falafel
    Onion bhajis
    Samosas
    Jacket potatoes
    Cous cous (take dried and rehydrate from a kettle at work, add some fillings - meat, vegs, cheese, etc - once warm and hydrated)
    Mash, veg, gravy and meat in a tuppawear box
    Spaghetti/beans on toast or with butter bread
    Falafel & chilli dip
    Paella a la Candlewick http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...1&postcount=39

    *Snacks*
    Cake
    Fruit
    Crisps (multibags can be better value)
    Hot choc
    Sausage rolls
    Juice cartons
    Cereal bars
    Fruit salads (mix with a spoon or two of juice from tinned fruit to keep it from turning brown)
    Biscuits
    Mince Pies (especially for Betty Crumble)

    *Emergency stocks for a drawer*

    Cereal
    Porridge oats
    Tinned macaroni cheese
    Mug Shot pasta packs
    Cup-a-Soup

    *Other suggestions*
    Thermos flasK of tea or coffee
    freeze sandwiches for the week or buy/make pasties, sausage rolls, and take them out in the morning.
    Freeze bread and make your sandwich up using frozen slices, wrap in kitchen roll to prevent sogginess. This is a good way to cut back on wasting bread.
    Hard boiled eggs keep for a week in the fridge with the shells on
    Wraps instead of sliced bread


    *.... and sneaking in here.... Breakfasts!*
    Greek yoghurt and granola on top of fruit salad
    Toast wrapped in foil asap after cooking - should keep warm for a 10 min journey to the train station etc!)
    Scrambled egg (cooked in the microwave) and toast

    I 'borrowed' this from another earlier Lunches to Work thread from way back when and I hope 'Shorite' whoever they are doesn't mind that I have. I thought it may help people with some lunch choices :D
  • Hi, could I join in please?

    I have a few days annual leave booked in December and work from home 1 day per week. i also have a pre booked Xmas lunch coming up. That aside, I have 12 days in the office and I will aim to take my lunch on all of them.

    I am vegan so buying lunch usually involves limited choice and overpriced food (jacket and beans or salad wrap). I still do it though even though I end up kicking myself! Hopfully this thread will help keep me on track!

    When I do take lunch it is often leftovers or soup. I am not a fan of sandwiches and it's getting a bit cold for salad (unless there is something warm with it).
    'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain'
  • PurpleJay wrote: »
    Hi, could I join in please?

    I have a few days annual leave booked in December and work from home 1 day per week. i also have a pre booked Xmas lunch coming up. That aside, I have 12 days in the office and I will aim to take my lunch on all of them.

    I am vegan so buying lunch usually involves limited choice and overpriced food (jacket and beans or salad wrap). I still do it though even though I end up kicking myself! Hopfully this thread will help keep me on track!

    When I do take lunch it is often leftovers or soup. I am not a fan of sandwiches and it's getting a bit cold for salad (unless there is something warm with it).

    Hiya,

    Welcome aboard :)

    I have added you to the list above.

    Good luck xx
  • wishus
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    Hello - please can I go for 15 days?


    I know one of the days I am buying lunch out with my team.
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  • wishus wrote: »
    Hello - please can I go for 15 days?


    I know one of the days I am buying lunch out with my team.

    Hiya,

    I have added you to the list above.

    Good luck xx
  • twiggy86
    twiggy86 Posts: 2,137 Forumite
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    Hi! I'm commenting so I don't lose the thread but I need to work out how many days I'm working in December, then I will be back!
    Starting again..
  • Count me in please I'm going for 11 days please... found this so helpful in november kept me motivated x
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  • Count me in please I'm going for 11 days please... found this so helpful in november kept me motivated x

    Hiya,

    I've added you to the list above.

    Good luck x
  • IvysMom
    IvysMom Posts: 79 Forumite
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    I am going to try for 10 days this month as I break up from work on the 19th :)
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