Sex up your sandwiches to make that packed lunch more palatable. A poll of more than 2,000 Brits by Pilgrims Choice and Censuswide found that more than 60 per cent of the population now regularly choose to make their own lunches. Out of these lunch makers nearly half (48%) choose to make a sandwich, which if made on a daily basis would be enough sandwiches to fill 48 double decker buses per day.
The poll also found that one in five consumers said that they are adding fancy fillings to make their lunch more exciting.
Nutrition expert Dr Carina Norris said: "Sandwiches shouldn't be boring and making your own means you choose exactly what goes into them, so you can control the fat and salt content, maximise the amount of nutritious salad and help achieve your daily nutrient targets."
"Try to include a variety of different vegetables in your sandwiches - different veg contain different vitamins and other healthy plant compounds, so eating a variety is a great way to help ensure you get all the nutrients you need. Salad leaves, baby spinach, cress, watercress, tomato, cucumber, grated carrot, thinly sliced radish, beetroot, finely chopped celery and peppers are just a few ideas. Thin slices of apple work well too - they're especially good with cheese."