I was sorely disappointed by the initial lunch offerings in M&S - all plain sandwiches and dull salads - then I spotted the real lunch section:
It seems there is a whole lunch section just for the whole grain and nut salads. And they even give you a free fork!
The mix of stuff here was pretty much spot on - lots of quinoa for fuel and texture with a sprinkling of nuts for crunch and taste. The sauce was surprisingly good too and was completely used up. The veggies were finely chopped and suited the flavours here well.
This is the kind of thing we should be encouraging for lunch - the nutrition value is off the charts! Maybe it's beaten by kale, but compared to a box of pasta or rice or a Bread and spread combo this wins hands down.
Now I have to figure out where I can get a supply of these for work. M&S in town and Harborne are possibly closest but that means a special trip. Hopefully Tesco will try to compete with M&S the same way they have with Waitrose. I have lunch money waiting for the winner.