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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 28th Feb 18, 10:41 AM
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    March's Bring Your Lunch to Work
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    • 28th Feb 18, 10:41 AM
    March's Bring Your Lunch to Work 28th Feb 18 at 10:41 AM
    Happy March and welcome to a new shiny month and a new even shinier challenge.

    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 22 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.

    So come on.....who's in???
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 10th Mar 18, 7:17 AM
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    can I join in? There are 14 working days for me - I work 12 hour shifts. Have just got my lunch/food for the day! ready:

    HM spiced bns soup, some apricots and nuts, apple, orange & kiwi and yogurt. Might take a marmite sandwich I've got in the freezer in case I get hungry later on!

    I'll have the same on Sat & have spicy bean rice in the freezer for sunday
    Originally posted by determined new ms
    Morning,

    Sorry for the delay.

    Welcome to the club, I've added you to the list on the front page
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 10th Mar 18, 7:18 AM
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    Morning,

    Managed to bring my lunch with me every day this week, I was a really good girl.

    Just got to keep it up.

    List has been updated on the front page, let me know if I've missed anyone x
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    • allie23
    • By allie23 11th Mar 18, 2:27 PM
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    Hi folks, I know I am late to the party but can I please join in. I am seriously needing some inspiration to stop me going to the canteen at work.

    I work full time so hoping to take lunch to work on all weekdays until March 23rd, when we finish up for Easter hols.

    Barely organised for next week as it has been such a busy weekend, so it is likely that Monday and Tuesday will be sandwiches until I get something else planned.
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    • lemonverbena
    • By lemonverbena 11th Mar 18, 9:23 PM
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    I bought some leftover quorn bolognaise and some fruit to work on Friday so 3/15.
    • selloptape
    • By selloptape 11th Mar 18, 11:48 PM
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    Please can I join too? I was going to just lurk for inspiration but decided that was being rubbish and I need to commit or i!!!8217;ll just keep buying snacks for lunch constantly

    Aiming for 12 days as those are the days I make pack up for my son.
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 12th Mar 18, 9:43 AM
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    Hi folks, I know I am late to the party but can I please join in. I am seriously needing some inspiration to stop me going to the canteen at work.

    I work full time so hoping to take lunch to work on all weekdays until March 23rd, when we finish up for Easter hols.

    Barely organised for next week as it has been such a busy weekend, so it is likely that Monday and Tuesday will be sandwiches until I get something else planned.
    Originally posted by allie23
    Please can I join too? I was going to just lurk for inspiration but decided that was being rubbish and I need to commit or i!!!8217;ll just keep buying snacks for lunch constantly

    Aiming for 12 days as those are the days I make pack up for my son.
    Originally posted by selloptape

    Morning,

    Welcome to the challenge.

    You've been added to the list on the first page

    Pmo2
    x
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 12th Mar 18, 9:44 AM
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    Morning,

    Hopefully I have added everyone that's recently joined, if I've missed anyone, please shout.

    List has also been updated, as per usual, if there are any errors, let me know and I'll adjust.

    Pmo2
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 12th Mar 18, 9:48 AM
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    New Week
    Morning,

    New week and new beginning.

    My lunches are sorted this week as follows:

    M: Baked potato and beans
    T: Beef & ale casserole (leftovers)
    W: Birthday so buying my lunch
    T: Baked potato and coleslaw
    F: Chicken and noodle soup and a roll

    Need to stick to the plan this week.
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    • selloptape
    • By selloptape 12th Mar 18, 9:03 PM
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    Thank you Purplemumof2!

    Your meals sound lovely btw - am planning on bringing sandwiches every day, apart from Friday which will be leftovers. Hopefully next week I can up my game a bit x

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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 13th Mar 18, 7:21 AM
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    Morning!

    Yesterday and today's lunches were Meatballs in sauce with pasta, tomorrow and Thursday much of the same as making pasta Bolognese tonight, just trying to use up everything instead of buying anything else. Boring, but it's my own fault for bad planning last week.


    8/16 today for me please
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    • lemonverbena
    • By lemonverbena 13th Mar 18, 7:55 AM
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    Lunch yesterday was leftover Spanish casserole with pasta (made in the microwave which I won't do again) and fruit. 4/15
    • archwaysaver
    • By archwaysaver 13th Mar 18, 8:46 AM
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    On track with 5/13 (I work part time)! On Friday brought leftover aubergine curry and Monday brought in a sardine/chickpea/garlic/tomato thing I made on the hob on Sunday afternoon for lunch. Haven't been doing super great sticking to the grocery budget (maybe I set it too low) so it's back of the fridge/cupboard for a week or so.
    Bring lunch to work March: 5/13
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    • short_bird
    • By short_bird 13th Mar 18, 6:46 PM
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    Number 10: 5/11
    Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 14th Mar 18, 6:38 AM
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    9/16 for me today please, Cooked a bit of pork last night instead of the planned Bolognese so have pork and apple sauce sandwiches for lunch. Will make the Bolognese tonight.


    Cheers!
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th Mar 18, 8:49 AM
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    7/14 for me please

    Friday and Monday saw the last of the spaghetti Bol used up

    Not sure what Im making for tomorrow and Friday, may just be sandwiches as Ive been a bit lax on the oily fish front of late, or a tuna pasta bake, or something lol
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 14th Mar 18, 9:36 AM
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    Morning fellow lunchateers

    List has been updated on the front page, if I've made any errors, please let me know.

    Buying my lunch today and I'm in the mood for something very healthy....like KFC healthy

    Have a great day x
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 14th Mar 18, 10:08 AM
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    ....like KFC healthy
    Originally posted by Purplemumof2
    Shocking! (not jealous at all )
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 15th Mar 18, 8:11 AM
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    Made pasta Bolognese last night and still have some pork leftovers so all food for today & tomorrow covered.


    So that'll be me up to 11/16 by tomorrow. I've got a course on Monday and Tuesday then I've taken 3 days holiday so that only leaves the 26th til the 30th March for the final 5 days to hit target.


    Does anyone have any good slow-cooker recipes? I'm in need of some inspiration!
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    • selloptape
    • By selloptape 15th Mar 18, 8:15 PM
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    3/12 so far...

    Didnt take lunch today but didnt spend as used B00t5 points instead... Dont think today counts tho
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    • lemonverbena
    • By lemonverbena 16th Mar 18, 2:03 PM
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    Tins of soup and fruit on Wednesday and Thursday 6/15
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