Working from home has made me very lazy when it comes to lunch times. If it can’t be heated in the microwave or zapped in the toaster, I rarely eat it and it is something that I really need to work on if I am to continue doing days away from the office! It can also mean that my options are higher in calories adding even more lbs to my ever growing waistline. Diet Chef contacted me just at the right time asking if I fancied trying their new frozen range, could this save my ever growing body?
The new premium frozen range of meals have been designed to compliment the range of frozen meals that were already available from Diet Chef. They are incredibly low calorie with the highest calorie meal in the new premium range only containing 350 calories. On the Diet Chef website, the frozen meals are marketed as ‘dinners’ rather than lunch, however, the calories are too low for my evening meal. I would recommend being careful with the calories to make sure you aren’t eating too little within the day.
Unlike other diet meals, there is great variety in these meals with fish, meat and vegetarian options. They are fairly high in protein to keep you fuller for longer and they have a great rich taste, meaning it doesn’t feel like you are eating ‘diet food’.
The Asian inspired dishes are my favourite with the laksa noodles hitting the spot perfectly on the cooler days. The spice levels are just right for a touch of added heat, whilst the broth is well seasoned and flavoursome. The serving sizes are fairly small but it is reflected in the amount of calories per meal. For me, that means I can either add a load of vegetables to bulk it out or a dessert. Let’s face it, dessert is always a good option.
The meat and fish options have a decent amount in too rather than being all about the vegetables. Despite the low calories they are a good size for lunch time and they have been filling me up until mid afternoon, when I can indulge in a snack before heading home for tea time.
No matter how you choose to either lose weight or maintain your weight, I am a firm advocate in eating what is right for you but also to try and eat ‘real food’ the majority of the time. These meals are the perfect addition to my freezer for those days when I just can’t be bothered heading out or making a meal from scratch. They are great ‘solo’ meals for those who live alone and they are completely fuss free. I wouldn’t recommend eating them that regularly but they are perfectly tasty for those times when you may also reach for the takeaway menu. My freezer is stocked and my weight is thanking me for it.
What do you recommend for those times when you just can’t be bothered cooking a meal from scratch?
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