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Fit Kitchen meals review | Ready meals with a difference

As many readers will know I’ve been following a healthier lifestyle for a couple of years and as part of that, I’ve been making more of an effort with our meals and the food we eat. I was recently introduced to Fit Kitchen and I was interested to learn more about the concept of their meals which are said to be created by nutritionists and loved by chefs. Essentially they’re high-protein, low carbohydrate prepared meals for under 300 calories.

Fit Kitchen range of meals

Within each meal, each portion has three of your five portions of vegetables a day and is high in fibre. I was interested to find out how these ready meals could fit into my lifestyle and of course, was really intrigued to find out how they tasted.

What’s in the range?

There is a small range of Fit Kitchen meals available; Pad Thai Chicken with Zesty Sauce, Malaysian Chicken, Middle Eastern Chicken and Kung Pao Chicken with Zesty Sauce. Within each meal, which comes in a microwavable plastic tub, there’s a pre-cooked piece of chicken, a packet of sauce and a mix of fresh vegetables.

Fit Kitchen - Middle Eastern Chicken

Fit Kitchen - Malaysian Chicken

The meals are prepared in the plastic tub by opening the sauce sachet and drizzling it over the chicken and vegetables. The lid is then popped back on top of the tub with enough room to let the steam escape and then the meal is microwaved on full power for 4 minutes. Once the meal has cooked, leave to stand for 1 minute then stir the sauce through the meal.

Fit Kitchen - Kung Pao Chicken

Fit Kitchen - Pad Thai Chicken with Zesty Sauce

What did we think?

Over the last week, my husband and I have been trying out these meals as an evening meal and we have been impressed. The meals are quick and easy to prepare making them a great healthy option for people who don’t have a lot of time to cook at home but want something nutritious, filling and delicious. They would make great meals choices for work lunches too as there’s little fuss, they’re really convenient and a great meal to prepare and eat within 5 minutes.

My favourite meal out of the range was the Malaysian Chicken which had a mix of spring greens, carrots, green beans and spring onion with a tasty Fit Kitchen malay sauce. The dish is full of goodness and I plated up all our meals and was surprised to see how much veg was packed into each tub.

My husband’s favourite meal from the range was the Middle Eastern Chicken with butternut squash, green peppers, spring greens, red peppers and nigella seeds. He said it was a great mix of vegetables and the sauce which was stirred through was really aromatic.

Fit Kitchen range meals

Slimming World syn values

As we’re following the Slimming World plan as part of our healthy lifestyle we were keen to know if these meals could be enjoyed whilst on the plan. Although the dish is essentially chicken, vegetables and a sauce, the only part of the meal that you would need to account for on the SW plan is the sauce. But in my opinion, you would need to use the sauce as part of these meals as this is where the dish comes alive, the sauce adds a unique flavouring and taste. Having looked at the syn values for each of the dishes, these can absolutely be enjoyed on the Slimming World plan.

Middle Eastern Chicken – 6.5 syns
Kung Pao Chicken with Zesty Sauce – 4.5 syns
Pad Thai Chicken with Zesty Sauce – 4.5 syns
Malaysian Chicken – 4.5 syns

The Fit Kitchen meals are available exclusively at Sainsbury’s and Waitrose and can be found in the chiller aisle. Each meal is priced at £3.80 which sounds expensive but is probably the same as what a meal would cost to make from scratch but saving you much lots more time. We would definitely try these Fit Kitchen meals again in the future.

Disclosure: We were sent these products as part of a collaborative review

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7 Comments

  • Reply Carmel Lawrence

    Hi,
    It is great to read your information,for the last few weeks I have been gaining a few pounds and I have decided to do Extra Esy SP this week, I will follow your week on food as far as possible so thNk you very much.
    I see I am not allowed fat free yoghurts,if I do have one would I put it down on my diet sheet in the syn section or could a put it as an a choice ?

    Many thanks Carmel

    09/02/2017 at 3:51 pm
    • Reply Emma

      I wouldn’t syn it, just pop it down in the ‘free’ section as long as it’s a synfree one

      10/02/2017 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Ruth

    Hi

    I love your new range, have tried all of them from Waitrose. Healthy, good honest food that fits in with my life style.

    06/04/2017 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Dr Mabel Blades

    Really disappointed with your Kung Pao Chicken –as a dietitian I am always looking for interesting meals
    Cooked according to the directions the broccoli was woody and inedible in 2 portions –

    Please reimburse me

    16/05/2017 at 1:16 pm
    • Reply Emma

      If you have an issue with the meals, you need to contact Fit Kitchen direct. I’m just a blogger who tried the meals!

      16/05/2017 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Kathryn Murphy

    Absolutely awful. Had the tofu and mango veg curry. The smell alone was disgusting and tasteless. Yuk!

    10/01/2018 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Chris

    I tried the BBQ Chicken and Veggies and my wife tried the Tofu and Veg Curry and we were not impressed. The BBQ chicken was bland and tasteless with a very unpleasant smell and I only just managed to force it down…..but will be the last one I try. My wife threw her Tofu curry in the bin and had to make another meal. Such a shame as the push towards healthy eating needs tasty appetising easy to prepare meals

    05/02/2018 at 1:56 pm
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