BOL spanish bean and Veg Paella

Another hectic week thanks to the British bank Holiday, so I had to grab myself a lunch in between client meetings. I am currently trying to focus on more whole food recipes, and to eat less processed goods, so I thought this BOL pot would be better for me than a Pot Noodle.

I was pleasantly surprised. You can tell it is a microwave meal – the veg doesn’t have much crunch to it and the rice is just slightly too soft to be fresh – but it didn’t taste like a microwave meal. The flavours were lovely, and the paella aspect gave it quite a nice, rich undertone to it. It has a slight spicy kick to it, but it worked really well with the rest of the veg and greens so no flavour overpowered the other.

There isn’t really much more to say on this matter. It literally is what it says on the lid.

This was £2.50 when I bought it, so is obviously a fair bit more expensive than your Pot Noodle type meals. But this meal also filled me up for the rest of the afternoon – no need for any pre-gym snack or 3pm pick me up – and got me through a 30 minute run so it clearly had some sort of nutrition inside it all. Now I am usually really good at making my meals at home for the next day, but should I ever be caught short again I think I would rather splurge slightly for the better quality option than the cheaper options out there.

Overall: 6/10. Definitely not something to have regularly, but a very good option if you ever need a fast meal

T xxx

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