Packed Lunch, that packs a punch

As you know, youngest is back home, and has a temporary seasonal job to help pay his Uni house rent.  He works shifts, the most common ones 6am-6:30pm or 12:00 – 10:30 pm and he likes to take something not all sandwich based. He also gets a ‘proper’ meal, which I plate up for him to have either after work, or the following lunchtime.

IMG_3394On a recent trip to Aldi, I found these frozen healthy meal bases and I had a ‘Ahh-Ha’ moment.


Each pack cost £1.49 – he loves the giant Cous Cous one


I have made 3 meals out of each, they Thai Veg one I put over half a pack of micro rice.


I mix them with a handful of frozen prawns at £3.29 a pack, this makes 9/10 meals, with a dressing of either sweet chilli sauce


Or this Aldi yummy soy, Chilli and ginger dressing.


I also make up a pack of ready to wok noodles, 49p for a pack for 2 portions, with some prawns, sliced spring onions and dressed in Aldi Oyster sauce.

These can be thrown into the microwave during his break and are filling at pretty healthy.

He tops these up with fruit, popcorn etc. and his favourite ham and cucumber sandwiches.

This isn’t sponsored by Aldi, just me being chuffed with a good find.

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

2 thoughts on “Packed Lunch, that packs a punch”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s