Best Cheap Lunch

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Charlie Potatoes
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Re: Best Cheap Lunch

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Mon Nov 26, 2012 15:51 pm

Slightly off topic but start the day with a big bowl of porridge.
Aldi Porridge is 100% Oats and spot on @ 75p per kilo.

100g bowl will fill up a Rugby player for the princely sum of 7.5p
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houndlegs
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Re: Best Cheap Lunch

Postby houndlegs » Mon Nov 26, 2012 18:13 pm

One of my faves is,pasta,tuna,sweet corn and pineapple chunks.

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Re: Best Cheap Lunch

Postby Teisetrotter » Mon Nov 26, 2012 20:02 pm

Bustacapp wrote:pasta (smart price) - 12p (250g)
tin of chopped tomatoes (smart price) - 31p
tin of tuna (smart price) - 54p
chopped onion - 5p?
blob of mayo - 1p?
seasoning - 0.5p?

cook the pasta, drain most of the water and stir in all the other ingredients, adding the blob of mayo at the end.

Hey presto! A cheap and cheerful source of carbs and protein for less than £1


Yep I was a student 20 years ago and this was the take out meal. Those were the days I was training 5 - 6 hours a day. Pasta, pasta, pasta and then the cheapest additives I could get.

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Re: Best Cheap Lunch

Postby Mouth » Mon Nov 26, 2012 23:05 pm

Might not make for a massive lunch but great as a snack.

Salt 'n' pepper butty:

Toast one slice of bread.
Butter (or marge) two slices of (non toasted) bread.
Put the toasted bit in between the non toasted bits.
Add salt and pepper to taste. I find it sticks to the spread best.
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Re: Best Cheap Lunch

Postby nolight » Tue Nov 27, 2012 05:12 am

Starvation is my favorite cheap lunch. Costs me nothing and it helps me to lose weight too.

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Re: Best Cheap Lunch

Postby Bustacapp » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:47 am

Mouth wrote:Might not make for a massive lunch but great as a snack.

Salt 'n' pepper butty:

Toast one slice of bread.
Butter (or marge) two slices of (non toasted) bread.
Put the toasted bit in between the non toasted bits.
Add salt and pepper to taste. I find it sticks to the spread best.



A bread butty? Wow.

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Re: Best Cheap Lunch

Postby DesB3rd » Tue Nov 27, 2012 14:54 pm

I used to work in an office with good facilities (microwave, grill, loads of fridge space, cleaner) and there was loads of scope for interesting lunches. Baguettes (~30p ea) or wraps (£1 for 6 & last a week+) based around a little cheese/deli meat, a few pickles or chillies & really up the bulk with loads of grilled veg, kidney/butter beans (~20p/can) and salad.

I'd look to spend ~£6 in Asda on Monday lunch time & that would do the week; could have followed the same route for maybe £4/week but the extra £2 made for much better/more interesting options.

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Re: Best Cheap Lunch

Postby nunowoolmez » Thu Nov 29, 2012 07:16 am

Whatever i can find in the bins

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Re: Best Cheap Lunch

Postby Hairy Boy » Thu Nov 29, 2012 20:19 pm

Mouth wrote:Might not make for a massive lunch but great as a snack.

Salt 'n' pepper butty:

Toast one slice of bread.
Butter (or marge) two slices of (non toasted) bread.
Put the toasted bit in between the non toasted bits.
Add salt and pepper to taste. I find it sticks to the spread best.


Only thing missing is the doner meat :lol: oh and replace the pepper with chilli sauce

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Re: Best Cheap Lunch

Postby Mouth » Thu Nov 29, 2012 22:48 pm

Bustacapp wrote:
Mouth wrote:Might not make for a massive lunch but great as a snack.

Salt 'n' pepper butty:

Toast one slice of bread.
Butter (or marge) two slices of (non toasted) bread.
Put the toasted bit in between the non toasted bits.
Add salt and pepper to taste. I find it sticks to the spread best.



A bread butty? Wow.


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