Sunday 26 March 2017

58pc lack food for thought when it comes to lunch

Four out of five people said they were bored with their lunches. Photo: GETTY
Four out of five people said they were bored with their lunches. Photo: GETTY

Lydia Willgress

They say variety is the spice of life - but apparently that doesn't ring true when it comes to lunchtime.

In fact, one in six people admitted they have sat down to the same lunch every day for at least two years, blaming a lack of inspiration and the need to save money.

The humble ham sandwich tops the list of most common repeat lunches, a survey found, followed by cheese and chicken sandwiches, baguettes and salad. Egg sandwiches, pasta and jacket potatoes are also among the lunchtime staples.

In the British poll of 2,000 people, 58pc said they had eaten identical meals for as long as they can remember.

Most blamed the decision on convenience, while others put it down to habit, trying to be healthy or simply having no idea what else to have.

One respondent revealed they had the same box of chopped vegetables, tuna and a boiled egg every day for the last two years, while another admitted to eating a ham sandwich and a piece of fruit every day since they started work 20 years ago. It is, perhaps, not surprising then that the survey also found 81pc of people were bored by their lunch choices. (© Daily Telegraph London)

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