Choose the right ready meal
After a long day at work, the microwave can sometimes be your friend. But how do you keep it moderately healthy? One of the four options below should satisfy your tastbuds…
450g; calories 396; sugar 4g; fat 7g; saturates 4g; salt 0.9g The word ‘pie’ often conjures images of dense calorie-packed pastry, but this potato-topped option comes in at 396kcal, with just 7g of fat. Add to that the fact that it’s packed with chicken and broccoli and this is a pie for champions.
400g; calories 316; sugar 8.0g; fat 3.6g; saturates 0.4g; salt 1.22g Half the fat but twice the sugar of the chicken and broccoli pie, this tasy meal comes in at a mere 316kcal. But that sugar comes from the vegetables, making it a pretty healthy refueling choice.
350g; calories 404; sugar 19.08g; fat 8.65g; saturates 0.81g; salt 1.93g There is no reason why oriental food shold be unhealthy, but your average chow mein is not on the menu at many health spas. This noodle dish is a healthy variation but with plenty of noodles, not to mention prawns steeped in a chilli and lemon grass dressing.
400g; calories 381; sugar 10.6g; fat 11g; saturates 5.3g; salt 1.5g A dense sauce with layers is tempting on a winter’s evening and here is a lasagne you can enjoy as comfort food without any bloating. It’s biggest ingredient in tomatoes and the sauce contains plenty of British beef.
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