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Poll: Do you make lunch or buy it?

The savings vs the hassle – which wins?

IT’S THE STRUGGLE we all go through every day – get up a little earlier and make lunch, or pick it up when you’re in work?

Each has compelling reasons – bringing your lunch to work saves a lot of money over the course of the  year, but oh the convenience of running out and picking up a ready made lunch.

We’re curious what the breakdown is between people who are relatively (or really) organised and bring their lunch to work every or most days, and those who for whatever reason buy lunch.

If not having a clue what to make for your lunch is what’s holding you back, we’ve rounded up a couple of nice easy to make recipes for you to try.

Enjoy - and let us know in the comments below your thoughts on all things lunch-related.

 Chicken salad sandwich with almonds and apricot

Source: Whole Living

Not your average chicken salad here – increase the colour, taste and nutritional value with the addition of some almonds and apricots.

You could of course have this just as a salad either. The choice is yours. So many options.

Recipe is here.

Fiesta salad

Source: Family Fresh Meals

Make every lunch a celebration with this fiesta salad – ok, we know it won’t do that, but it’s bright, cheerful and most of all – nutritious. We would advise bringing the avocado to work and chopping it up there – saves it going brown.

And a tip – throw some tortilla chips on top – perfection.

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Chicken caesar pitas


If you’re bored of bread or sandwiches here’s a handy way to be able to still eat your lunch with one hand but get away from the traditional sandwich.

Of course you can put anything into a pita pocket, but this chicken caesar recipe seems pretty good to us.

We want to know – do you make lunch or buy it?

Poll Results:

Make it (4214)
Depends on the day (2932)
Buy it (2272)

About the author:

Edel Corrigan

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