Lunches are always a struggle. Even after I sat down and made up a master list of grocery items (lunch ideas, dinner ideas, and a list of all ingredients that we usually buy), I sometimes still find it difficult to plan what I’m going to take to work in that week.
T and I are ridiculously big eaters, and days where we have leftovers are very much the exception rather than the norm. For me, there are three main criteria when it comes to lunch: Preparation, cost and how much it will fill me up.
Potatoes – In a salad, with chickpeas in a curry, in a hash with spring onions and cornbeef
Eggs – Frittatas, omelette sandwiches
Pasta – Carbonara, or tomato-based sauces with beans/chickpeas/capsicum
Rice – with soy and veggies, or fried rice – vegetarian/chicken/ham/mince, with or without eggs – the combinations are endless
Chili – With or without meat
I guess I’m just not very much of a sandwich person. Though I’m quite partial to the odd Subway, or Vietnamese sub from Banh Mi Bale.
What about you?
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