Hugh Featherdown Woggle has a few suggestions for lunchboxes in his Every Day book. It mainly consists of getting a bigger roast than normal for the weekend and then using the leftover meat during the week. For example, lamb leftovers he mixes with couscous flavoured with mint, zest and juice of a lemon, and presweated finely chopped onion, garlic and seasoning. He then adds dried apricots and almonds.
His programme showed the basics :
- some cold leftover shredded meat - some veg or salad - some herbs - some extras like nuts, dried fruit, seeds etc - some carb eg couscous, pasta, new potatoes, lentils etc - some liquid or sauce to bind eg vinaigrette etc
If this all sounds a bit like hard work, I like very strong cheddar, oatcakes, celery and grapes, with some really good tomato chutney.