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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 24th May 19, 9:52 AM
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    June Bring Your Lunch To Work
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    • 24th May 19, 9:52 AM
    June Bring Your Lunch To Work 24th May 19 at 9:52 AM
    Welcome to June's bring your lunch to work.

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

    There are 20 working days up for grabs.

    Let me know if you want to join in 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.

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    Last edited by MSE Tine; 18-06-2019 at 8:52 AM.
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    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 5th Jun 19, 7:25 AM
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    Being treated for lunch today so one of my non-counted days.

    If anyone has any ideas for lunches that don't need to be refrigerated, they would be most welcome. ETA for new work fridge - 17th June to 1st July although I will probably end up buying a cool bag and some ice packs as I have lots of salad etc at home I had planned to use!
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    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 5th Jun 19, 7:37 AM
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    Being treated for lunch today so one of my non-counted days.

    If anyone has any ideas for lunches that don't need to be refrigerated, they would be most welcome. ETA for new work fridge - 17th June to 1st July although I will probably end up buying a cool bag and some ice packs as I have lots of salad etc at home I had planned to use!
    Originally posted by SSDD23
    I have a packed lunch bag that I got from tiger - it's quite big and insulated - can you use something similar and put an icepack in it?

    Or soup red hot in a thermos will last till lunch

    I'd like to join (although I pretty much always take my food to work)

    I have 12 days left of work in June and will take lunch each day.

    I'm looking on here for inspiration
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    • nomorecredit
    • By nomorecredit 5th Jun 19, 7:46 AM
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    Good morning

    Late arrival here please could I join ? I would like to aim for 11 if possible I am only work part time and 3 days in the office and have a day off in a couple of weeks so going for the maximum x

    Would I be cheating by including yesterday’s ? !! Xx

    Thanks in advance
    NMC x
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 5th Jun 19, 7:50 AM
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    Omg can I join this starting from tomorrow aim for 15 days xx
    Originally posted by monz
    Hi Monz It's lovely to see you over here.

    put me in for 16 this month please
    day 1 & 2 done - bacon & egg sandwich both days
    Originally posted by little_green
    Sounds lovely little_green.

    I've added you both to the list on the first page.

    Good luck xx
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 5th Jun 19, 7:51 AM
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    I have a packed lunch bag that I got from tiger - it's quite big and insulated - can you use something similar and put an icepack in it?

    Or soup red hot in a thermos will last till lunch

    I'd like to join (although I pretty much always take my food to work)

    I have 12 days left of work in June and will take lunch each day.

    I'm looking on here for inspiration
    Originally posted by determined new ms
    Good morning

    Late arrival here please could I join ? I would like to aim for 11 if possible I am only work part time and 3 days in the office and have a day off in a couple of weeks so going for the maximum x

    Would I be cheating by including yesterday’s ? !! Xx

    Thanks in advance
    NMC x
    Originally posted by nomorecredit
    Morning,

    I've added you both to the list on the first page.

    NMC - Not cheating at all

    Good luck xx
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 5th Jun 19, 7:52 AM
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    Purplemumof2
    Morning,

    I have updated the list on the first page, please let me know of any errors (it has been known) and if I have missed anyone out (also been known)

    If you want to join in, feel free the more the merrier

    Have a great day xx
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    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 5th Jun 19, 8:20 AM
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    I have a packed lunch bag that I got from tiger - it's quite big and insulated - can you use something similar and put an icepack in it?
    Originally posted by determined new ms
    Ive ordered some bits from Amazon
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    • Treadingwater02
    • By Treadingwater02 5th Jun 19, 9:17 AM
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    3/20

    Mediterranean veg and good old couscous today!! Plus melon and grapes for snacking on.
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    • bopsybunny
    • By bopsybunny 5th Jun 19, 10:05 AM
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    Hi all! happy to contribute to this thread - I almost exclusively bring lunch to work every day but I'm always happy to share and get new ideas!

    I have coeliac disease (gluten free diet) so buying food at or near work is difficult/unappetising/expensive. I usually bulk cook or make enough food for tea that we can bring leftovers to work for lunch.

    On Sunday I made a big batch of beef stidafo stew. We like to make it with a big beef brisket and let it slow cook until it pulls apart. Stewed on low for about 3.4-4 hours in a le creuset with whole peeled shallots, big chunks of carrot, garlic, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, beef stock, red wine vinegar, bay leaves, cinnamon, oregano, cloves, and allspice. Served with rice or veggies and salad. Makes enough for 7/8 portions.

    So 3/4/5th June have all been Stifado. It's my absolute fave thing to cook but it's not cheap so we don't do it often. Still way cheaper than a prepackaged sandwich though
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    • Sweetpea2
    • By Sweetpea2 5th Jun 19, 10:23 AM
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    Hi, can I join too please? I spend a bit on lunches & I need to cut down on my spending.
    As a part-timer working 3 days a week, I would like to try for 11 days this month.
    • monz
    • By monz 5th Jun 19, 10:28 AM
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    1/15 today xx
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 5th Jun 19, 11:55 AM
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    Hi, can I join too please? I spend a bit on lunches & I need to cut down on my spending.
    As a part-timer working 3 days a week, I would like to try for 11 days this month.
    Originally posted by Sweetpea2
    Hi,

    Welcome aboard.

    I've added you to the list on the first page.

    Good luck xx
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    • msfb
    • By msfb 5th Jun 19, 6:28 PM
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    3/19 - Soup and a roll today. Cheap and cheerful.
    • nomorecredit
    • By nomorecredit 5th Jun 19, 7:26 PM
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    Thank you PMO2 - love your diary by the way followed for ages I am just not very good at popping in but cheering you on from the sidelines xx

    Lentil soup and pitta for me today easy but yum x

    2/11

    Have a nice evening everyone x
    NMC
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    • Fabulous forties
    • By Fabulous forties 5th Jun 19, 8:42 PM
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    First day in today took salmon, broccoli, asparagus and two boiled eggs. Ate cold. Very tasty and healthy but then ate some sweeties and currently having a glass of wine! Must try harder!
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 6th Jun 19, 7:15 AM
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    Thank you PMO2 - love your diary by the way followed for ages I am just not very good at popping in but cheering you on from the sidelines xx
    Originally posted by nomorecredit
    Thanks hun xx
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    • monz
    • By monz 6th Jun 19, 8:20 AM
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    2/15 today. This is willing me staying on track xx
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    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 6th Jun 19, 8:23 AM
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    3/16 today, sandwiches, eagerly looking out for the Amazon driver for my cool bag and ice packs - I shall make myself a nice taste lunch for tomorrow when I get home this evening!
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    • Mrs_F_2017
    • By Mrs_F_2017 6th Jun 19, 11:54 AM
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    011 3/15 complete

    100% so far for the days I’ve been at work. Leftovers some days & today made a sandwich & bought fruit with me too.

    Need to do a proper meal plan tonight to include lunches. I am good at planning evening meals but definitely need to improve on breakfasts & lunches to help me in this challenge.
    • nomorecredit
    • By nomorecredit 6th Jun 19, 8:00 PM
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    015 3/11 and my working week is done till Monday.

    Rather boring lunch of cottage cheese salad and pitta. I am going to try and jazz it up a bit for next week. We had a staff meeting this afternoon so took full advantage of all the treats on offer !!!

    Best wishes
    NMC x
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