GRABBING a quick meal in a rush can often mean we choose fattening and unhealthy options.
One way to avoid this is to stock up on meals that are packed with nutrients.
Some are not cheap but, when you’re in a rush, they can be worth it as there is no waste and you know you’re looking after your body.
Jane Atkinson puts the latest quick and healthy meals to the test.
Five a day
A POT of food that gives you five of your five a day in one go is pretty good in my book.
私は試した the 5-A-Day burrito bowl plant pot which has a slight soupy consistency but a pleasant mix of beans, peppers, carrots and sweet potato with a spicy curry kick.
Really filling. Low in fat, high in fibre. And it’s the healthiest of the three.
Each 400g pot has 248 カロリー, 12g fibre, 11g protein and is fat-free.
You can keep it chilled for at least a week or freeze.
RRP £2.40, 見る soupologie.com.
Long shelf life
PRESS health foods, known for its cold-pressed juices, has launched a range of meals that are high in protein, 100 パーセント plant-based, calorie controlled and with no added preservatives or artificial ingredients.
They also have a 60-day shelf life, so you can buy in bulk and leave them in the fridge.
I tried the Wild Mushroom & Chick’n risotto, which is a creamy wild mushroom, garlic and chive pearl barley risotto.
Although not quite as good for you as the Soupologie, this tasted like a “proper” meal as opposed to a pot or a drink.
The 385g dish contained 331 calories, 3.2 per cent fat, 6.2g fibre and 8.9g of protein
Biggest downfall is the price.
At £6.95 these are not cheap. You get ten per cent off if you buy six at a time – but it is still a lot.
THIS filled me with dread. Who wants to live off a drink for lunch?
But yfood wants to revolutionise the way consumers get their nutrition.
It has called these drinks “Smart Food”.
I tried the Crazy Coconut flavour – a mix of semi-skimmed milk protein, rice powder, veg oil, oat fibre and coconut milk.
In each 500ml bottle there are 500 calories, 8g of fibre, 4.6 per cent fat and a gigantic 34g of protein, これは 68 per cent of your daily protein needs, と同様 26 vitamins and minerals.
If you are on the run, this is a smart way to eat.
The bottles last for months out of the fridge.
Although I wanted to hate it, this tasted absolutely delicious – like a scrummy, creamy pina colada without the booze.
I even replaced my lunchtime sandwich for this – and would do again!
From £3 a bottle, 見る uk.yfood.eu.