When I was a little girl (many moons ago!) I remember carrying a wicker lunch box to school every day. My siblings and I, were brought up having packed lunches; very often bread and fruit, in those days. I guess old habits die hard, because up to this very day, I find it difficult to buy ready-made lunches. I think they’re pricey and not quite to my liking (I know I’m a picky eater!)
With a bit of planning, you can pack yourself a varied lunch box every day of the week, at a fraction of the price. And if you think planning is going to take too much time, break it down. Say: pasta on Monday; salad on Tuesday; a wrap on Wednesday; some soup or rice on Thursday; and a bread lunch on Friday.
You do not have to follow a rigid timetable; left-overs from the night before make excellent lunches. When preparing supper, factor in an extra portion which you can either freeze or make use of later on during the week.
Variety is the spice of life! Keep food simple and varied; it challenges your metabolism and keeps you healthy. Pack a piece of fruit or raw nuts for when you get peckish. And wash it all down with plenty of water.
The possibilities are endless!
More lunch recipes for you to try and enjoy …