Here at Bacofoil we know the start of the new term can be a stressful and emotional time.

So to relieve any worries around lunchtime we’ve worked with a food and nutrition writer, Phil Mundy, to develop 5 tasty recipes that you can prep, serve and even store for later for less than a fiver!

In fact, the total for all five meals comes in at £4.61*. And, for savvy parents who want to bulk prep for the days ahead of for hungry siblings, our reusable Zipper Bags are the perfect tool!

See Monday’s recipe below for more details.

*based on unbranded produce


35g Cous cous

25g raisins or sultanas

1tsp mild curry powder

1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Splash lemon juice (fresh or bottled)

1/2 apple, cored and diced

80g drained canned chickpeas (1/3 can)

1 medium carrot, coarsely grated


handful cherry tomatoes

30g pitted olives

1 piece fruit


In a small pan, bring 90ml water to the boil. Add cous cous, raisins and curry powder. Stir well, cover with a lid and remove from the heat. Leave for 5 mins. Remove lid, fluff the grains and leave to cool completely.

Once cooled, add the oil, lemon, apple, chickpeas and carrot. Chill until required.


Prepared cous cous (without apple and carrot) will keep in the fridge for 3 days  in a Zipper® Bag or can be frozen for up to a month.