A great way to keep your sandwiches tightly wrapped and safe without using a single tie.
Keep your empty plastic bags in the bread bin for later use but first, shake all the crumbs out over the sink and make sure there is no moisture inside (you may need to leave it for a couple of hours on your worktop, slightly ajar, for it to dry).
Place your sandwich at the bottom of the bag.
step 1 – place sandwich at bottom of bag
Place your palm on the sandwich to gently squash the air out, pinch the plastic bag close to the sandwich and rotate the sandwich part of the bag a couple of times to “seal” the opening
step 2 squash air out and rotate the sandwich part of bag a couple of times
Pull the opening side of the bag over the sandwich part of the bag. Your sandwich is now safely wrapped!
step 3 – pull opening side of bag over sandwich part of bag
It takes me less than 5 minutes to prepare packed lunch, usually only a couple of minutes. Continue reading
This is a great, cheap and easy-and-quick-to-make addition to your packed lunch.
One handful of almonds + one handful of raisins. Place in a small plastic container.
Tip: buy a large bag as it works out cheaper than smaller packets and store in an air tight container to keep the almonds fresh as long as possible.
Although I use plastic containers for sandwiches and salads, I use aluminium foil for tortilla wraps because it is the only material (I have found so far) that helps them keep their shape. My tip for you today is simply to Continue reading
Add home-cooked frozen beans to your savoury salads. Once I have Continue reading
As Autumn is approaching, fresh corn is becoming plentiful and cheap. When cooking corn on the cob (I boil mine for 5 minutes with a teaspoon of sugar, no salt), make sure that you Continue reading
Sometimes, you do not want or cannot carry around empty plastic containers after you have eaten your packed lunch, i.e if you are having a day out, travelling by train, etc. All you want to do is Continue reading
Do you buy sliced turkey or chicken to put in your sandwiches? Try and cook the chicken yourself. It is much cheaper and the taste simply does not compare.
Here, Continue reading
Healthy Packed Lunch
With the hot season coming, it is not always easy to protect your packed lunch from the heat. Not everyone has access to a fridge at work. You might even need to leave your food in your vehicle. Continue reading
Don’t forget to bring a nice fruit salad to work with your packed lunch. Make sure that Continue reading
Below are some more ideas of filling to use put inside your tortilla wraps to create yummy lunches. Continue reading
Tuna, Corn & cubed cheddar cheese
You will find in this post a couple of pictures showing different types of stuffing for your tortilla wraps. Hopefully, this will give you some ideas. Click on the pictures to enlarge them. Continue reading
It’s has been a while since I last talked about packed lunches so I thought I would share with you this picture:
I usually count two tortillas per adult for lunch but as I was running out of wraps, I thought I would big up the filling to compensate for the lack of carbohydrates. Here you can see, as well as the base I usually spread on the wrap, home-cooked ham, grated carrots, chopped pickled gerkins and cubed cheddar cheese. It was a bit of a squeeze but I managed to close the wrap. I don’t quite like shop-bought ham. I find it too thin… and too expensive. When I cooked ham next, I will take some pictures and show you how I cook it and what I do with it afterwards. So, stay tune!
Sandwiches are under-rated! In this post, I will give you tips on how to handle bread and improve your packed lunch experience. Continue reading
Place filling on a line
The expiry date on my tortilla wraps is approaching, so I’d better start using them. If stored in your cupboard too long, they become dry and will rip easily. So, not good if you are having lunch next to your keyboard or your newly printed report! Continue reading
With Linseed Topping
In short, wash and dry your fruit before cutting. Minimise the amount of cutting to retain freshness, particularly with Continue reading
Exceed the 5-a-day Target!
Still on the subject of packed lunches, you will agree that a nice selection of fruit gives your packed lunch that little extra special touch. And of course, it helps you exceed the recommended 5-a-day target. So, how do you prepare your fruit? Keep reading for more…
Sample of kitchen basics
Before being able to produce some great packed lunches, you need to be well equipped. A few useful equipment/utensils are required, and, as well as your weekly trip to the shops, your kitchen cupboard and freezer will also need to hold a few vital ingredients. Hopefully, if you read this post today (being Friday) and go shopping at the week-end, you will able to Continue reading
Your packed lunches, microwavable or not, can be as varied as your evening meals. The trick in preparing packed lunch is to use the leftover meal from the night before (so make sure you cook more food than you actually need). Let’s see what I mean using pictures: (click pictures to enlarge)
Above is some leftover chicken casserole with fresh tagliatelle pasta. Continue reading
Healthy Packed Lunch
My husband is renowned at work for his packed lunches. He tells me that his colleagues are very envious as most of them bring the same boring sandwiches, day after day. The thing is, they are so easy to prepare, they require minimum effort and most of all, they are so much cheaper and tastier than anything else on the market. Continue reading