Ready meals for the cook from scratch woman! 6

I used to love ready meals.  ready meals were all that the husbeast and I ate before I was pregnant.  It wasn’t that I couldn’t cook, it was that I didn’t cook.  Then I got pregnant and no matter what I ate I was sick!  Then I gave birth to a wonderful son and I swore that he would only eat real food. And you know what I nearly drove myself to an early grave making sure that he didn’t have a jar.

Ready meals for the cook from scratch woman!

Like most mums I just want what is best for my children and for me that equated to making sure that I fed them the best I could, this was only compounded for me when I discovered that I have a genetic spelling mistake (BRCA 2) which I may have passed on to my children.  So we cook, we prepare meals as a family and we grow our own vegetables and I try my best to give foods that are free from additives and preservatives.

But I miss ready meals.  Recently Weight Waters approached me with a view to reviewing a couple of their chilled ready meals and my first inclination was “no thanks, I am not on a diet”.  Then I looked into them and saw that they only contained real food, food that had names and not numbers, so I thought well why not.

Ready meals for the cook from scratch woman!

I was sent the limited edition Naked Enchilada and Brazilian Bahia Chicken with a retail value of £2.59 each.

Each dish is:

  • Less than 400 kcal
  • Low in fat
  • Low in sugar
  • Source of protein
  • Contain no artificial colours or flavourings

Ready meals for the cook from scratch woman!

The Naked Enchilada is a rice and chicken dish, so like an enchilada without the taco.  This was a big hit here, not only with me, but with maxi too.  It is a really delicious meal with fantastic flavours and a nice amount of spice.

It was really simple to cook in the microwave and looked pretty similar to the picture on the package and was a good size.  This would be perfect for my lunch.

The Brazilian Bahia Chicken is more of a one pot rice and chicken meal and is mild and full of flavours this was Mini’s favourite.  He used a naan bread to clean his bowl.

Ready meals for the cook from scratch woman!

What I really liked about these meals is the knowledge that they just contain food, no nasties.  This makes me feel OK having them in my fridge, not only for me, but also for the boys too.

It is great to have something in the fridge for when I am pushed for time or to liven up my lunch routine and they are really reasonably priced.

If you fancy trying the meals then you’ll need to hurry as they’re only available for 12 weeks before something new will be arriving! They’re priced at £2.59, both can be found at Asda and the Naked Enchilada is also available at Morrisons and Ocado.  I have already been and bought a couple for the fridge.

Ready meals for the cook from scratch woman!

Disclosure – This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers, and I received free products to review. All opinions are my own!

Ready meals for the cook from scratch woman!

6 thoughts on “Ready meals for the cook from scratch woman!

  • Erica Price

    We don’t very often eat ready meals, but I find it handy to have a couple to hand. It’s difficult to find ones with ‘real food’ though I think.

  • angela hamilton

    It is rare that we have a ready meal but knowing these lovely little meals actually have real food in them rather than, well mush, I would happily have a couple in for one of those “I can’t be bothered cooking” days

  • Anne

    recently started buying some ready meals for my lunch because I can’t cook on my own for very long. I bought some WeightWatchers because they were good value and I was really surprised at how good they tasted. I like the sound of these new flavours, I’ll have to try them.

  • Karen Langridge

    The meals look lovely, I think ready meals are great now and then, I am a hopeless cook so without hubbie I would probably live on beans on toast! They look very appetizing which isn’t always the case when you dish it out! Might treat myself some for lunch now everyone is back at school x

  • Louise

    I find having ready meals as back up brilliant just in case a day out or day at work takes an unplanned turn. I’m always looking for ready meals with real food. Great post

  • Lisa

    Ha I was exactly the same. This has somewhat changed with working and busy life with two kids. I even give mine the occasional McDonalds which I swore I wouldn’t do. 🙂

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