On top of this, I usually try and prepare the night before by cooking something to take into work the next day. I also recently bought a set of Ikea lunchboxes to take various things in to work in. Here is one of my lunches this week - a jacket potato with cottage cheese.
These days, even including all the snacks and the fact that I buy breakfast cereals to eat at my desk, I usually spend about £10 a week on lunches - half what I was doing before. Result!
One thing I have refused to give up on is my love for eating out. I have also managed to make lots of savings in this area by being savvy about where I eat out and always checking for vouchers and offers before. There is a little bit of stigma concerned with whipping out a voucher after dinner, but it is always outweighed by the satisfaction I feel from getting a bargain meal! My two favourite sites for vouchers and offers are Money Saving Expert and vouchercloud. Pizza Express and Slug and Lettuce always have vouchers knocking around, and Slug and Lettuce do a half price Mondays where everything on the menu is half price, meaning you can get their ultimate platter (snapped by me below) for about a fiver! Nom!