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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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    • gien
    • By gien 15th May 18, 10:36 PM
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    Another tuna mayo sandwich day! This time with fruit as well as a bit of salad
    Trying to keep in budget.

    2270
    • wishus
    • By wishus 16th May 18, 9:43 AM
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    And having missed a post yesterday, I find myself on 10/19 -

    Woah, we're halfway there. Wo-oah, Lunches to decla-are.
    I take my lunch. I've made it I swea-ar.
    Wo-oah, living on good fare.

    Leftover curry and rice yesterday. Today, pasta salad: pasta cooked with frozen mixed veg, with olives, ham, provolone (yep, still picnic stuff) mayo, tomatoes and tomato puree and a bit of smoked paprika and basil leaves.
    Gonna get debt free, and live in a house in the countreeee!
    • Soundgirlrocks
    • By Soundgirlrocks 16th May 18, 2:04 PM
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    Two rivita with cottage cheese, cucumber and a whole rollmop herring - I was short changing myself when doing my calorie calculations 10/18
    • Dorisd
    • By Dorisd 16th May 18, 4:03 PM
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    8/18
    Wednesday Sausage rolls, coleslaw & mixed nuts to snack on. Also through in a banana just because.
    MARCH 18 30,323.72 APRIL 30,155.32

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    • wishus
    • By wishus 17th May 18, 11:30 AM
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    11/19 for me. Today's lunch is crunchy sandwiches!

    One grated carrot, mixed with 40g reduced fat houmous and about 5 sultanas, on superseeded bread. Plus a Babybel light and fruit.
    Gonna get debt free, and live in a house in the countreeee!
    • hannh
    • By hannh 17th May 18, 1:48 PM
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    7/10 today - mozzarella and tomato salad, rice cakes and fruit
    • Soundgirlrocks
    • By Soundgirlrocks 17th May 18, 2:34 PM
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    No progress to report today, met a friend for lunch. Lovely Tonkotsu Ramen in the sunshine and I didn't feel guilty as I'm still on course to hit my target
    • wishus
    • By wishus 18th May 18, 12:27 PM
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    12/19 - even brought my own egg sarnie brekkie in again! Very happy to know it's not only costing me less, I can use nice bread and no oil.

    Tuna and sweetcorn sandwich with a squidge of mayo. Not swimming in it like the shop bought version from Greggs might have been. Plus a Babybel light and an apple.
    Gonna get debt free, and live in a house in the countreeee!
    • Soundgirlrocks
    • By Soundgirlrocks 18th May 18, 1:22 PM
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    Two rivita with cottage cheese, cucumber and a whole rollmop herring 11/18

    Got a lot of rivita left so looking for ideas for next week
    • hannh
    • By hannh 18th May 18, 4:37 PM
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    I had no lunch-y stuff left today (aldI shop tonight!) So I had scrambled eggs for breakfast and took cereal and milk for lunch along with fruit and a yoghurt. 7/10
    • hannh
    • By hannh 18th May 18, 4:38 PM
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    Ooops should say 8/10!!
    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 18th May 18, 4:52 PM
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    I had a pitta bread which I toasted at work, filled with lettuce, a bit of yellow label rocket (which I've eked out all week even though it looks a bit sorry for itself now, but still tastes the same), home made humous, a couple of slices of beetroot and a bit of avocado and a couple of chopped up olives - took the filling in in a plastic pot. Totally delicious!
    • getting-sorted-sarah
    • By getting-sorted-sarah 20th May 18, 9:11 AM
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    Had Monday and Tuesday off work as leave, so that messes up my target hey ho. Wednesday I bought a salad from T3sco as it turned out I was out and about all day and had to eat in the car. Thursday was tomatoes on toast and Friday was noodles. So Wednesday is my only bought lunch so far this month.
    • wishus
    • By wishus 21st May 18, 11:23 AM
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    13/19


    I have brought in carrot and houmopus sarnies again. Seem to be eating a lot of these!
    Gonna get debt free, and live in a house in the countreeee!
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 21st May 18, 1:14 PM
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    Continuing with a clean sheet - Have batch prepped Chicken n Bacon pasta salad and chilli con carne for this week.

    Today is pasta salad
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
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    • Soundgirlrocks
    • By Soundgirlrocks 21st May 18, 1:44 PM
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    Had some very bad news at the weekend and would normally turn to junk/takeaway food, so attempting to strike healthy balance whilst still giving myself some TLC and stick to the challenge so lunch this week is a bit extravagant. Smashed avocado with smoked salmon on two riveta
    12/18
    • hannh
    • By hannh 21st May 18, 1:57 PM
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    Sorry to hear that Soundgirlrocks, lunch sounds lovely though!

    I am on 9/10 with a couscous, mozzarella and sundried tomato salad and some fruit
    • wishus
    • By wishus 22nd May 18, 10:04 AM
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    As I mentioned it on the "Great British Sandwich Week" thread, I got tempted to make "special cheese" today.


    Grated extra mature + carrot + mayo on granary with lettuce.
    And everyone in the office was going up Peel yesterday for their smoothies and veg pots, so I made my own version of their "chocolate protein pot" for my brekkie:


    40g oats + 100g low fat Greek Yoghurt +3 strawberries chopped + 1tsp cocoa powder + 1 tsp chia seeds.


    So, instead of 2.50, that works out as something like 42p.
    Gonna get debt free, and live in a house in the countreeee!
    • Soundgirlrocks
    • By Soundgirlrocks 22nd May 18, 1:15 PM
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    Smashed avocado with smoked salmon on two riveta, the healthy lunches and breakfast is working 5lbs off so far
    13/18
    • hannh
    • By hannh 22nd May 18, 4:52 PM
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    Half marks today, had an early meeting at work so managed to make a sandwich but bought a salad to go with it (yellow stickered but still not from home!)
    So sticking on 9/10.
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