Home made is definitely cheaper and I try and take a packed lunch to work every day. This saves a huge amount of money.
A salad bought in a sandwich shop will cost a minimum of £2, so by the time you have added in a sandwich and a piece of fruit, you could be looking at spending £4-5 per day. (I know that we live in the north and some of you reading this living in the south will be looking at spending more than this.)
Here is my home made mixed salad and some fruit which I took to work today.
I make the salad up from whatever I happen to have in the fridge – here I just used salad leaves, cucumber, tomato and red cabbage. The fruit is a mixture of pineapple, grapes and clementines. I really like cake, but if I eat fruit and salad it helps keep my energy up through the day.
I have to try and be a bit organised, because it does take a bit of time to put this kind of lunch together. I make up a big box of mixed fruit and keep it in the fridge and then take out what I need each day. I try and make up the salad the night before to save rushing in the morning. I’ve kind of got into the habit of doing this now, so it isn’t too much of a chore. (I just need to get organised about everything else!)
Do you take your own lunches to work? What sort of things do you have for lunch?
Until next time, Tawney x