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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 26th Apr 18, 10:51 AM
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    May Bring Your Lunch to Work
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    • 26th Apr 18, 10:51 AM
    May Bring Your Lunch to Work 26th Apr 18 at 10:51 AM
    Welcome to May's bring your lunch to work, hopefully it will feel more like summer than the spring or winter we've had recently.

    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 21 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??? The more the merrier.


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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 08-05-2018 at 10:26 AM.
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 10th May 18, 4:02 PM
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    Does anyone else find that doing little daily challenges spurs them on in other areas? I been motivated to organised my banking apps so can now see all my accounts at a quick glance. If anyone banks with HSBC I really like the new Money Connected app it lets me see all my accounts in one place.
    Originally posted by Soundgirlrocks
    I have a bit, it does spur me on to think whether I want to actually buy my lunch and spend the money I could be saving.
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    • hannh
    • By hannh 10th May 18, 10:47 PM
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    Well i actually managed today, technically doesnt count as I wasnt at work (took the day off to go to a theme park with friends haha) but i did take lunch and only bought a cup of tea and an ice cream! Think I am getting a lot more into the habit of bringing food
    • wishus
    • By wishus 11th May 18, 11:09 AM
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    7/19 - brought my breakfast egg sarnie in today, and I win, cos the fella who normally orders them from the van for everyone else is off today!

    Trying to make my lunch a bit less carbie, I did a variation on this HFW lunchbox. I have raw carrots, apple, sultanas, walnuts, chia seeds and the liquid bit is a splash of balsamic, as I had no oranges. Also have half a small avocado in there as I need to use them up.
    Gonna get debt free, and live in a house in the countreeee!
    • getting-sorted-sarah
    • By getting-sorted-sarah 11th May 18, 12:05 PM
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    Free lunch at a meeting on Tuesday - does that count? It's a win anyway
    Hm Lentil Dahl on Weds, hm tomato soup on Thursday, and today leftover fahitas, yum.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 11th May 18, 12:44 PM
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    Inn my packed lunch box today is Salad, Quiche, New tatties, and two one clubs. Some Bourneville also made it. Proper Food and good for you!
    Originally posted by Blackbeard of Perranporth
    Applewood cheese and two cakes of Jaffa also made it today!
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    • Soundgirlrocks
    • By Soundgirlrocks 11th May 18, 1:23 PM
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    copy paste repeat - 7/18 have 6 slices of cheese left that will do for next week, not sure what to have with it
    Last edited by Soundgirlrocks; 11-05-2018 at 1:25 PM.
    • hannh
    • By hannh 11th May 18, 2:25 PM
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    5/10 for me today which I'm really happy with. Unhealthy day of peanut butter sandwich, crisps and a pear
    • Robi90
    • By Robi90 11th May 18, 6:17 PM
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    4/16 Happy Friday everyone!

    Cheese and pickle sandwich (my favourite kind of sandwich!) with a slice of ginger cake and a strawberry yoghurt.
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    • wishus
    • By wishus 14th May 18, 12:56 PM
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    Hello everyone. 8/19 for me today.

    I have bought in a not shabby, but slightly indulgent picnic box with savoury eggs, cheese, Italian ham, smoked salmon and soft cheese baguette slice, tomatoes, a singular olive and chicken wings. Oh and a mini muffin - the spoils of Saturday!
    Gonna get debt free, and live in a house in the countreeee!
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 14th May 18, 2:38 PM
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    Usual lunch. Salad. Two cakes of Jaffa. Bourneville. And this week. Chilli and rice. Homemade!
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    • Soundgirlrocks
    • By Soundgirlrocks 14th May 18, 3:58 PM
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    So having seen some awful photos at the weekend I'm back in diet mode so drum roll for this weeks exciting lunch - two rivita with cottage cheese, cucumber and half a rollmop herring. 8/18

    Going to take the leftover last weeks cheese home and freeze, I'm sure find a use for it.

    I have bought in a not shabby, but slightly indulgent picnic box with savoury eggs, cheese, Italian ham, smoked salmon and soft cheese baguette slice, tomatoes, a singular olive and chicken wings. Oh and a mini muffin - the spoils of Saturday!
    Originally posted by wishus
    You are making me hungry lol!!
    Last edited by Soundgirlrocks; 14-05-2018 at 4:01 PM.
    • hannh
    • By hannh 14th May 18, 7:46 PM
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    Didnt manage today, brought in lunch of cheese and salad sandwich, crisps and fruit but bought a diet coke and some maltesers. Determined to get tomorrow will probably have a similar lunch but stay away from the tempting shops!
    • gien
    • By gien 15th May 18, 6:08 AM
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    Sandwiches for me yesterday - tuna mayo - and some tomatoes, cucumber and a viscount. Think I'll have the same today as there was no salad in the supermarket at all last night. Must be the sunny weather!
    Trying to keep in budget.

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    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 15th May 18, 10:01 AM
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    HM Sandwiches for me this week too
    Yesterday and today - Tuna, mayo, onion, tomato and sweetcorn with mixed leaf salad and dilute fruit juice
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 15th May 18, 10:32 AM
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    Free lunch at a meeting on Tuesday - does that count? It's a win anyway
    Originally posted by getting-sorted-sarah
    If it means that you didn't spend anything, then yes I think you can count it.
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 15th May 18, 12:11 PM
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    This weeks lunches will be:


    Lasagne Mon & Weds
    Thai Chicken Noodle Broth Tues and Thurs
    Friday TBC
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    • Dorisd
    • By Dorisd 15th May 18, 1:07 PM
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    Currently on 7/18

    Mon & Tuesday Sausage rolls, coleslaw & mixed nuts to snack on.
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 15th May 18, 1:13 PM
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    Usual lunch. Salad. Two cakes of Jaffa. Bourneville. And this week. Chilli and rice. Homemade!
    Originally posted by Blackbeard of Perranporth
    Applewood cheese today!
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    • hannh
    • By hannh 15th May 18, 4:02 PM
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    6/10 today, cheese and salad sandwich, yoghurt and apple
    • Soundgirlrocks
    • By Soundgirlrocks 15th May 18, 5:33 PM
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    Two rivita with cottage cheese, cucumber and half a rollmop herring. 9/18
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