For the past few days I've been working quite a long way from home, or in fact anywhere, which has necessitated both very early mornings and a packed lunch. I have to say I'm quite lazy and most evenings the last thing I want to do is make my lunch, especially when most of the time the canteen looks so much more appetising. Being forced to make my own lunch has really made me reconsider though. It's so much cheaper for one, not to mention more healthy and I've been coming up with my own ways to make my lunch more exciting. I thought I'd share a few with you.
.Reliving the food of your childhood! From the age of five to eleven I had packed lunch at school everyday because the school dinners weren't very nice and all my friends had packed lunch anyway! Recently the old classics such as peanut butter and jam sandwiches, hard boild eggs (hard to believe but it was actually a massive craze when I was about eight!) and kitkats, yum!
.Get baking. At the weekend my sister made cinnamon muffins which are so yummy - there's nothing better than sometihng homemade and delicious in your lunch. Cookies and biscuits are also a good choice.
.Hot food. If you have a kitchen at work then why not bring some soup, pasta or similar you can microwave? We have a toastie maker at work at the moment, so cheese and ham toasties have become very popular!
.A cute packed lunch box. This is definitely on my list of purchases to help inspire me to keep making my lunch.
.Weird fruit. Go on, try something strange you can't pronounce from the supermarket!
.A thermos of tea or coffee is a necessity if you have a long commute to work. It's stopped me from falling asleep and missing my station a lot this past week!
.If you're bored of sandwiches what about cheese and crackers? Or toasted pitta and humus - another favourite!
Do you take a packed lunch to school or work? What's your favourite lunchtime snack?