What happens when two friends brainstorm on Twitter? A fantastic idea is born. Let me introduce you to #ReadySteadyLunch a concept whereby each week my fellow friend and blogger Michelle, AKA Petite Tea Lover and I will inspire and challenge each other to make a packed lunch to take into the office.
This weeks challenge was all about ingredients. We gave each other a list of ingredients to assemble a lunch. Michelle gave me a key ingredient of Figs, followed by goats cheese. walnuts, balsamic vinegar, lemon and salad of my choice. I could then add to them if I wanted. I gave her feta cheese as a key ingredient which was something she had’t tried before.
So what did I do with those ingredients?
- Goats cheese
- Spring onions
- Pieces of Warburtons sandwich thins
- Balsamic vinegar
I simply chopped up the ingredients and filled my lunchbox with them. I didn’t drizzle the balsamic vinegar on at this point. When I was ready to eat my lunch I added it then to avoid everything getting all soggy.
My main driver for making lunch at least once a week (am going to aim for more) is to save money. I am going to transfer the amount I would normally have spent on food at work for each day that I bring my own lunch in to my savings account (I even have a reminder in my calendar for it). That way at the end of the year I can splurge on something guilt free.
I spend a whopping 7 pounds a day on lunch, a soft drink and crisps/chocolate. This equates to a scary figure which I won’t shock you all with when you work it out for the year.
I have been a good girl and bulk bought some chocolate in my grocery shop which I will bring in to work instead. I have swapped my soft drink for water and I really hope together Michelle and I can inspire each other to carry on each week.
We hope that this inspires you too and if you would like to see what Michelle made this week head on over to her blog. This week’s blog post can be found here:http://petitetealover.co.uk/2016/01/12/ready-steady-lunch-pt1/
Do you take lunch into work? Would love to know what you take. Please do comment below 🙂