Stock up on frozen meals
I had already been big on frozen meals as I follow the 80/20 rule when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This means that during the week, I eat healthy and take note of the nutritional information of food, and on weekends, I let myself indulge. I’m all about balance in every aspect of life. Here are some reasons why I choose Weight Watchers frozen meals:
they’re quick & easy, perfect for people on the go
• The nutritional information of each meal is easy to read on pack
• There’s variety – you can try something new every night
• They’re satisfying in taste and flavour and healthy
Their new Gourmet menu consists of modern recipes, lots of vegetables, and healthy ingredients (think brown rice and wholegrain pasta). Within the range, there’s now Light, Classic, and Gourmet Menus to meet the needs of any lifestyle.
Here’s a few of my favourites from their new range that I’ve been loving recently!
Chicken & Mushroom Fettuccini
My favourite pick is the Chicken & Mushroom Fettuccini from the Classic Menu. It consists of tender marinated chicken in a creamy sauce with al dente fettuccine, mushrooms & peas, and then topped with grated parmesan & tasty cheese.
There’s never a day I’m not looking forward to this dish, as it’s incredibly satisfying, every single time. I almost feel guilty eating this because it feels like a cheat meal and I have to remind myself it’s not! I can see why it’s an all-time favourite. I love this meal for dinner as it’s not heavy and keeps me from late-night snacking.
I will also recommend the Pumpkin & Ricotta Cannelloni and Creamy Tuna Bake, but honestly, I’ve yet to come across a meal from this range I don’t enjoy!
Honey Soy Noodles
The new Light range is made up of conveniently sized meals that fit easily into your busy day. I tried out the Honey Soy Noodles, which is noodles in a honey soy sauce and ginger sauce with edamame soy beans, capsicum, carrots, baby corn and shiitake mushrooms.
I was SO happy when I spotted this in-store as it’s one of my favourite meals! It’s incredibly flavoursome and contains vegetables for nutrition. If I’m having this for lunch, I’ll usually make a huge bowl of salad on the side as it is quite a light meal as intended. I’m one of those people who gets hungry ALL the time & on days that I work out, I’ll usually opt for the classic or gourmet meals instead as I prefer the meal choices within this range. But that’s the great thing about these ranges – there’s variety, so you can choose which suits you best!
Moroccan chicken & Pearl Couscous
The new Gourmet range is made with inspiring ingredients and modern flavours to create something special for you to enjoy every day. The Moroccan Chicken & Pearl Couscous is made up of slices of marinated chicken breast in a rich Moroccan inspired sauce, served with pearl couscous, chickpeas, pumpkin, red capsicum & spinach. I usually eat the Gourmet meals for lunch as they’re more filling and help me avoid the dreaded 3pm slump.
I’m not even kidding, but you could probably fool people into thinking you made this yourself. It’s such a generous serving yet fits perfectly into a healthy eating plan.
The flavours are all so unique. Some other favourites are the Mango Coconut Chicken, the Thai Red Prawn Curry & Thai Green Chicken Curry.
Prepare in Batches
Another option to ensure your meals are quick and healthy during the week is to prepare everything in batches. Usually I will do this on Sunday nights by cooking a weeks worth of chicken, vegetables and side of grains, usually quinoa or freekeh.
Chop veggies in advance
I’ve always found chopping up vegetables to be the biggest help when preparing meals on the go. It’s one less thing to do and it will ensure you’re adding vegetables to every meal! You can store most vegetables in sealed containers or plastic bags for 2-5 days.