Building site lunches

Bigslimbelly Posts: 15 Member
As I work on a building site I don't have time to walk down to the site canteen to use their microwave, kettle, etc.
I'm looking to cut down on bread so sandwiches wlll be off the menu.
What lunches do you take to work with you if you don't have the facilities to cook and don't fancy a sandwich?
I guess its not limited to building sites but anywhere you can't cook.


  • KiwiAlexP
    KiwiAlexP Posts: 185 Member
    edited September 2020
    Salads? if you have a cooler bag. Soups if you have a thermos
  • eaglefitnessclub
    I put all meals in a bowl. No bread needed
  • Lainydav
    Lainydav Posts: 1 Member
    How about a bowl of pasta mixed with various things: cheese, ham, tuna etc...
    Instead of bread try wraps and fill with whatever you fancy.

    Ham and egg muffins which can be eaten with tomatoes, cucumber etc..
    Muffin recipe (makes 12):
    275g plain flour
    1tbsp baking powder
    125g mature cheddar cheese, grated
    125g cooked ham, chopped
    7 sundried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped ( or fresh tomatoes)
    2tbsp chives, freshly snipped
    2 medium eggs
    200ml (7floz) semi-skimmed milk
    90ml (3½floz) sunflower oil

    5 mins to make and 25 mins in oven
  • Bigslimbelly
    Bigslimbelly Posts: 15 Member
    Thanks for the rellies.
    As the temperatures starting to drop I'll go for the soups rather than the salads, I'll get myself a thermos and some good recipes. I do enjoy soup, just usually with bread.
    I'm definitely going to try the muffins too, thank you.
  • lorrpb
    lorrpb Posts: 11,464 Member
    Take what you put in your sandwich band convert it to salad or soup. Apple or orange or berries for a side. Or yogurt.
  • Diatonic12
    Diatonic12 Posts: 32,344 Member

    Tinned fishes, olive packs, nuts, jerky, hard boiled eggs, protein bars, hot bone broth in your thermos


  • Bigslimbelly
    Bigslimbelly Posts: 15 Member
    Thank you.
    I've started with making lentil soup and boiled eggs on alternate days and both with a banana, satsuma and a fat free yoghurt.
    I used to buy pre packed sandwiches, go to the chip shop or cafe.
    I can get used to this lifestyle!
  • littlegreenparrot1
    littlegreenparrot1 Posts: 693 Member
    I appreciate this might be a bit against the spirit of it if you don't want bread.

    But I like making savoury scones or muffins to have with soup, oatcakes are also good.