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.
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.
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.
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.
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