I'm really disenfranchised by the cheap-skatedness and quality of the canteen, so I plan to make my own damn lunch. My girlfriend doesn't have a canteen, so she sometimes takes a lunch too, so we can kill 2 birds with one stone and take turns making them.
I need some kind of compartmentalised tupperware, which I'm sure is available. I might also get a quality re-usable bottle for squash too to avoid buying a soda or something, but a re-used water bottle is good enough.
What I'm really looking forward to is some neat ideas for lunches, and if I can get it down to less than £5 per meal for two (average), that would be grand. Here's a few ideas I have so far:
Olives: they go with anything, and I can just sit there and eat and eat and eat them. and often do.
Ham: It may be possible to cook a ham and make several sandwiches with it rather than buying pre-sliced. need to look at the cost of this.
Tuna pasta: bit boring, but easy, and a good back-up.
Flapjacks: Could bake on a sunday and use through the week? Same with other cakes too I guess.
chicken ceasar salad
How long would a fruit salad of strawberries and pineapple last?
Other ideas: Mackerel on toast