Meal Prep with Frozen Lentils and Veggies

For my lunches this week, I decided to throw some stuff together using this bag of Brown Lentils with Tahini from Aldi. It’s the first time that I have seen this in the frozen section, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I generally make 3 portions for my meal prep, I know that a lot of people online will make theirs for the whole week, but if you’re like me and you have a small freezer and don’t want to lose the will to live, you’ll probably want to do the same!

It only took me 20 minutes to throw this together, so it’s great if you’re strapped for time. Or, if you’re using weekend leftovers on Monday and Tuesday, this is a quick fix to take you to the end of the week if you prep it on Tuesday night.

Ingredients

  • 250g Brown Lentils with Tahini (74p)
  • 400g Tinned Tomatoes (28p)
  • 70g Closed Mushrooms (23p)
  • 178g Sainsburys Frozen Meat Free Meatballs (45p)
  • 165g Tinned Sweetcorn (37p)
  • 190g Frozen Peas (<15p)

To make : £2.22

Per portion: 74p

Preheat your oven 190°C/Fan 170°C/Gas 5.

Place the meatballs onto the tray, (178g works out roughly at 9 meatballs), and then pop them in to cook for 15 minutes.

Roughly chop up your mushrooms, I like them quite big, but you do you!

Throw absolutely everything else into a pan and let it all cook through.

Once the meatballs are finished, portion out your lentil mix into microwavable tubs, then pop the meatballs on top.

Now, here’s the nutritional….

As a whole, you’re looking at 914kcal.

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Whereas per portion, you’re looking at 304kcal. 

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Whether you choose to mix this up with anything is totally your call. I find this really filling just on its own, but if I’ve done a big workout the night before, I’ll mix it with 140g of rice for some added bulk. 

The best thing about this recipe is it’s totally interchangeable. I used the Meat Free Meatballs for convenience, each portion (3 meatballs) has 3.9g Carbs, 3.9g Fat and 8.9g Protein, where as the equivalent portion of Quorn Mince has 2.6g Carbs, 1.2g Fat and 8.4g Protein. 

Meat eaters, I’m not leaving you guys out either. If you subbed the veggie meatballs and added in a the Turkey Bean Mix instead, you’d get around 2.4g Carbs, 1.8g Fat and 7.3g Protein with each portion. 

Let me know what you think in the comments – have you meal prepped before or are you thinking about giving it a try?

P.S – Shout out to Emily for inspiring me to make this one.

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