GRAB ‘n’ go lunches are no longer such a tasty prospect.
Most of our major supermarkets have been forced to increase the price of their meal deals, with a sarnie, snack and drink combo reaching £4.19 in London.
Grab ‘n’ go lunches are no longer such a tasty prospect
But you can slice your spending with our top tips.
BACK TO BASICS: Simple lunches such as a salad can be the key to saving.
Alternatively, at Asda, pick up a loaf of bread (80p), pack of ham (£1.50), six-pack of Disco crisps (£1.25) and four-pack of apples (65p), which you can cut into daily portions.
You can make a week of lunches for £4.20 — almost the cost of one London meal deal.
BATCH OF THE DAY: Planning meals is always a good way to save.
If you are in a rush, cook a huge batch of pasta while making dinner and use it as lunch for the rest of the week.
Head to Aldi for the Everyday Essentials penne, 32p for 500g; garlic, 79p; grated cheddar, £1.99 for 250g; and a tin of tomatoes, 38p.
Follow the easy tomato sauce recipe at JamieOliver.com and sprinkle with cheese.
That should give you enough for four lunches.
STICKER SAVING: Always check out the large platters of sandwiches if picking up your lunch in a big supermarket.
They are designed for meetings or parties but are often overlooked, so end up reduced.
Several savvy social media users have posted about finding these.
HALF THE PRICE: Cut the price by ordering kids’ meals.
A TikTok user from London revealed she ordered the Nando’s kids meal and managed to get a drink, chicken and fries plus ice cream for just £6 — nearly half the price of the adult meal and the portions were only marginally smaller.
MEAL DEAL STEAL: If you have to grab on the go, look for the highest priced items in a meal deal, to ensure you are getting best value.
Always pick up the Naked juice, usually £2.60 — or at Boots, you can choose a bag of Babybels as your meal deal snack, which will last longer than one chocolate bar.
- All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability
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