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Bring Your Own Lunch – Recipe Ideas from Nairn’s Oatcakes

In the current economic climate we all know that it makes sense to make and take your own lunch into the workplace. This is backed up by research from Nairn’s Oatcakes who have found that over 70% of office workers are taking packed lunches to work to save money. The problem is that eating the same homemade sandwich or salad everyday can become a bit boring!

Apparently the average working lunch break across the nation is only 25.9 minutes, with the majority of us eating at our desks and treating lunch as an additional action on the long to-do list. Even if we do manage to take time-out for lunch, 53% of us find that the traditional sandwich doesn’t fill us up and 37% of us feel hungry again after only two hours!

Nairn’s have teamed up with TV chef Rachel Allen, renowned nutritionist and food consultant Christine Bailey, and Scottish food ambassador Lady Claire Macdonald, in an effort to help inspire those of us who make a packed lunch on a daily basis. They have created some delicious and nutritious recipe and topping ideas to help us feel naturally energised and keep us going for longer.

Choosing a healthy and balanced lunch will sustain your hunger, and the slow release energy in Nairn’s Oatcakes will leave you feeling ready to take on the afternoon work load. The Moroccan Apricot Bean Spread sounds delicious, only takes 10 minutes to prepare and can be packed up, taken to the office, and then spread on an oatcake for a fulfilling bite to eat that won’t leave you feeling ready for that siesta later on!

So if you are looking for more inspiration on a budget, look no further. For recipe ideas and advice on how to be naturally energised go to the Nairn’s website, follow Nairn’s on Twitter and like them on Facebook!

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