Supermarkets special: Frozen meals cheaper than take-away meals

Frozen food don’t get enough credit. I’ll go so far as to say that some offerings these days are healthier than most of the dishes we cook from scratch, let alone take out.

They are also much more affordable that whatever you order from Uber Eats, and fast and convenient. Many can be cooked in minutes in the microwave, which in my head means my teens can cook dinner more often.

(Well, that’s my hope anyway.)

Frozen foods have come so far. (Getty)

Let’s take a look at some of the frozen food deals at your favorite supermarkets this week, each with amazing specials on delicious, affordable meals for your family.

Coles

This week Coles has something for everyone in the frozen food section, starting with the tried and trusted frozen dumplings – but not just any frozen dumplings. This week, the supermarket cut back on Diana Chang Pork Dumplings, which are half the price to just $ 3.75 for a packet of about 250g.

You can also pick up McCains Gourmet Frozen Chips for just $ 2.15 a bag. I always have frozen fries on hand because I’ve found that my kids are pretty much happy with anything I’ve made for dinner when there is a ‘fried side’.

Coles has some amazing frozen food specials this week.
Coles has some amazing frozen food specials this week. (Coles)

Also on sale at Coles this week:

Breaded Steggles Chicken Fillets $ 4.50 for a pack of four;

Punjabi Samosa $ 5.00 for a 6.50g packet;

Uncle Ben’s Special Fried Rice (microwave) $ 1.62 each;

Creative Gourmet Blueberries $ 2.82 for a 300g bag.

Woolworths

I recently made a shocking discovery: Frozen pizza is often much better than takeout and is much more affordable, which means we can eat it more often for lunch or dinner.

With fruit and salad on the side, this makes for a perfectly reasonable and incredibly delicious regular family meal.

This week in Woolworths McCains frozen pizzas and pizza slices cost $ 5.50 per pack, saving you $ 1.50, so it’s worth stocking up on. You can also get some delicious Four ‘N Twenty Angus Australian Beef Pies for $ 7.50, and a little tip: frozen pies in the microwave for about three minutes, then put them in the oven for a few minutes to keep them cool. they are crispy and ready faster.

This week at Woolies they have pizzas and pies and so many other delicious frozen choices.
This week at Woolies they have pizzas and pies and so many other delicious frozen choices. (Wolworth)

Also on special in the Woolies frozen food section this week:

Half-price Marathon Spring Rolls at $ 3.25 per pack;

Lean Cooking Meal for $ 3.50 each;

Birds Eye Deli Fries $ 2.50 per bag;

Mr Chens Pork and Chive Meatballs $ 8.00 for 600g.

Aldi

Aldi has always had a great choice frozen foods, knowing that customers are looking for affordable and convenient options for family meals.

Pick of the week for me is Cuisine Beef Lasagna, 2kg for $ 8.49, while Cuisine Pizza selections are only $ 2.99 each.

Then there are Aldi’s amazing frozen veg packs, including Winter Veg for $ 2.79 per pack and Sir Fry Veg for $ 3.49 each.

This week at Aldi you can buy excellent frozen specialties.
This week at Aldi you can buy excellent frozen specialties. (Aldi)

Also on sale at Aldi this week:

Elmsbury Beef Pies $ 3.49 for a pack of four;

Ocean Royale Frozen Salt & Pepper Squid $ 4.99 for 360g;

Imperial Grain Microwave Quinoa $ 1.99;

World Kitchen Mini Pizza Bases $ 3.49 for a pack of 12.

IGA

Your local independent IGA Also came to the party when it came to frozen foods, starting with Steggles Crumbed Chicken Tenders at half price at $ 4.50 each. IGA also offers Balfours Square Meat Pies at $ 5.50 for a pack of four.

Man Size Chicken Kiev sells for $ 6.00 per pack and individual beef lasagna is $ 2.00 per serving.

There is a wide variety of frozen foods at IGA.
There is a wide variety of frozen foods at IGA. (AIG)

Also on special at the IGA this week:

Bird’s Eye Fish Sticks $ 10 for a 1 kg package;

I&J Beef Burger Patties $ 6.00 for a pack of six;

McCain Hash Browns $ 3.00 for a 750g bag;

Bird’s Eye Crumbled Whiting $ 12.50 for a 1 kg package.

** Prices, variety and stock levels vary from store to store.

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