Savvy mum reveals how she cooks son's school lunch for just 15p a day

Savvy mum reveals how she cooks son's school lunch for just 15p a day

Budget-savvy mother reveals she spends just 15p a DAY on her son’s school lunches after teaching him to batch cook 20 servings at a time

  • Stephie Lehrle revealed on Facebook she used to spend £2 a day on son’s lunch
  • Now, the savvy mother from Stoke-on-Trent has taught her son to cook his own
  • He makes 20 ‘nutritious’ pasta pots at a time – costing just 15p per serving

A savvy mother has shared how she makes huge savings by meal prepping her son’s school lunches in large batches and manages to feed him for just 15p per day. 

Stephie Lehrle from Stoke-on-Trent revealed on Facebook that she used to spend £2 a day on her son’s lunch as he would buy pasta pots in school. 

Now she has taught him how to batch cook his own ‘nutritious’ pasta pots at home, making 20 lunch portions at a time with the ingredients costing her £3 in total – working out at just 15p per serving.

Stephie Lehrle from Stoke-on-Trent revealed she used to spend £2 a day on pasta pots for son’s school lunch until she taught her him to cook his own (pictured)

Stephie shared photos of her young son having fun cooking his lunch in the kitchen as people praised her for teaching him ‘life skills’ as well as saving money.    

Posting the snaps on Facebook’s Family Lowdown Tips & Ideas group, she wrote: ‘Tonight teaching my son the art of batch cooking… As OUR school meals are not particularly nutritious or cost effective.

‘School pasta pot £2!!!! versus home batch cooking 20 lunch pots (15p each £3 for the lot of ingredients) and he knows exactly what’s in it. It tasted delicious too.

‘Batch cooking is great for families who are busy or people that live alone. 

She taught her son how to cook his own lunch in large batches making 20 ‘nutritious’ pasta pots at a time with the ingredients costing her just £3 in total – working out at 15p per serving

The budget-savvy mother took to Facebook to share her meal prep tips so that other parents can also make the same huge savings 

‘Nutritious food cooked just the way you like it, when you want it and a fraction of the price.’

Her post attracted over 7,000 likes and 1,200 comments from other parents in the group.

Many praised her for her clever budgeting as well as teaching her son how to be independent and one joked that she ‘put other mothers to shame’.

One wrote: ‘Well done. Both are really good life skills- cooking and budgeting.’

She shared tips along with photos of her young son having fun cooking his lunch in the kitchen and her post attracted thousands of comments

Many praised her for her clever budgeting as well as teaching her son how to be independent and one joked that she ‘put other mothers to shame’

Another added: ‘Brilliant teaching a lad how to look after himself how to economise and eat healthily as well.’ 

However, some critiqued her use of pasta sauce from a jar rather than making it from scratch – but another Facebook user rebuffed them, writing: ‘Who cares about using jar sauce? 

‘The fact is you cannot put a price on teaching a young adult how to cook, we all start somewhere, maybe next time he makes his own sauce or picks something different to cook, but for a first time this is fab. 

‘Well done mum, hope you both had the fun it looks like you had, life lessons and time spent together are precious.’

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