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  • Eilidh Wells shares super savvy shopping list to ease mealtime pressures during the October Break-

Local mum, Eilidh Wells, has unveiled how to stretch your budget this October break and comfortably feed a family of four for under £25.

Eilidh has taken to Aldi Scotland’s aisles to scour the latest deals and budget friendly produce to create a series of seven dinners, with plenty of leftovers for lunches.

Aldi Scotland offers a range of produce at discounted prices, making it the perfect store for shoppers who want to get more for their money without compromising on quality.

Recipe 1: Scotch Beef Pasta Bolognese with garlic bread £4.23

Recipe 2. Scotch Beef Chilli Con Carne with rice £4.22

  • Nature’s Glen Scotch 23% Fat Beef Mince 750g
  • Four Seasons Red Kidney Beans In Water 400g
  • Cucina Chunky Chopped Tomatoes 400g
  • Chilli Con Carne Seasoning Mix 50g
  • Everyday Essentials Long Grain Rice

Recipe 3. Leftover Scotch Beef chilli con carne on baked potatoes £0.52

Recipe 4. Roast chicken breast with mushroom and leek sauce and mashed potatoes £9.39

Recipe 5. Leek and potato soup £0

  • Leftover leeks from the Roast chicken breast with mushroom and leek sauce
  • Leftover potatoes from Roast chicken breast with mushroom and leek sauce
  • Quixo Chicken Stock Cubes

Recipe 6. Teriyaki beef stir fry £3.29

Recipe 7: Roasted red pepper and tomato soup with sourdough £2.28

  • Nature’s Pick Cherry Tomatoes
  • Bramwell Nature’s Pick Loose Red Peppers
  • Leftover potatoes from Roast chicken breast with mushroom and leek sauce
  • Leftover onions from the Scotch Beef Chilli Con Carne
  • Quixo Chicken Stock Cubes
  • Specially Selected Bake At Home Sourdough Baguettes 250g/2 Pack

Snacks £0.81

Eilidh said: ““The October Break can be a bit of a stress for families when you’re trying to stretch your budget to include breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. I made the most of this shopping by meal planning ahead of time and buying some ingredients I could use across several meals. Having last nights leftovers for lunch always help too .”

Aldi was crowned UK’s cheapest supermarket in 2021 by consumer champion Which? and has been named as the cheapest UK supermarket for June, July, August and September 2022 by the same consumer champions. Aldi guarantees some of the most competitive pricing on Scottish food and drink, while still retaining the highest quality in its products.  

You can find your nearest Aldi here.

For more information, please contact the Aldi Scotland Press Office on:
T: 0131 557 5252 or