Asda ready meals: healthiest and low calorie options 

PSA: This round up also includes delicious vegan options!
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  • Eating healthy in the hardest month of they year - January - was just made a tiny bit easier with Asda's great ready meal range.

    Christmas is over – gone are the days of mince pies for breakfast, Quality Street for lunch and a cheeky cheeseboard after dinner with a glass or two of wine. Until next year, anyway.

    It’s the start of the year again, and to make your life a little easier we’ve found the tastiest and cheapest ready meals for you to reach for at the end of a long day.

    Simply add a load of veg to any of these delicious dishes for an extra oompf of healthy eating.

    1. Good & Balanced Thai Red Chicken Curry, £2

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    Calories 350
    Fat 8.9g
    Sugar 9.6g
    Salt 1.2g

    Great for an at-work lunch, hits 1 of your 5 a day, and is packed with flavour! If you’re not keen on too much of a kick it’s chilli rating is 1, and if spice is your thing simply add a dash of chilli sauce. Find out more.

    2. Weight Watchers Creamy Mac & Cheese, £2

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    Calories 344
    Fat 9.7g
    Sugar 6.1g
    Salt 1.7g

    Simply add a rainbow salad chocked full of salad leaves, chopped peppers, red onions and spinach leaves for a zero point addition to a delicious weekend dinner. Find out more.

    3. Calorie Counted BBQ Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Mash, £2

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    Calories 287kcal
    Fat 4.5g
    Sugar 16g
    Salt 0.97g

    Hitting 1 of your 5 a day the high protein in this meal will leave you feeling fuller for longer, great to tuck into on a busy day.
    Find out more.

    4. Calorie Counted Chicken & Prawn Paella, £2

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    Calories 354kcal
    Fat 4.4g
    Sugar 9.1g
    Salt 1.4g

    It might be dark, grey and drizzly right now but treat yourself to a delicious dose of sunshine with this Spanish dish – just imagine the sun, sea and Sangria.
    Find out more.

    5. Good & Balanced Butternut Squash Falafel, £2

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    Calories 341kcal
    Fat 7.8g
    Sugar 10g
    Salt 1.0g

    A vegetarian feast the spicy cous cous and crispy kale makes this dish high in protein leaving you fuller for longer, plus it’s 2 of your 5 a day. Winning!
    Find out more.

    6. Plant Based Spaghetti & Veggie Balls, £2.50

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    Calories 473kcal
    Fat 19g
    Sugar 10g
    Salt 1.5g

    If you’re giving Veganuary a go then this is the dish for you, pasta and veg smothered in a rich arrabbiata sauce seasoned with herbs and spices – delish.
    Find out more.

    7. Vegan Spiced Cauliflower & Chickpea Open Topped Pie, £1.25

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    Calories 353kcal
    Fat 19g
    Sugar 5.3gg
    Salt 0.82g

    Got a dinner party coming up? Buy each guest one of these and serve with an array of veg and potatoes – perfect Veganuary feast.
    Find out more.

     

    8. Plant Based Three Bean Chilli & Rice, £2.50

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    Calories 428kcal
    Fat 4g
    Sugar 8.4g
    Salt 1.3g

    With a chilli rating of 2 this is a spicy number! A trio of pinto, butter and kidney beans enveloped in a spiced tomato sauce. Perfect winter warmer.
    Find out more.

     

    9. Slimzone Cottage Pie, £2

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    Calories 343kcal
    Fat 7.7g
    Sugar 6.1g
    Salt 1.3g

    Enjoy with a huge bowlful of fresh veggies for a super healthy kick.
    Find out more.

    10. Weight Watchers from Heinz Chicken & Chorizo Paella, £2

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    Calories 395 kcal
    Fat 6.8g
    Sugar 11g
    Salt 1.6g

    A great and delicious mid-week feast, a taste of the med with smoky chorizo and tender chicken – tuck in and enjoy!
    Find out more.

    11 . Good & Balanced Cheese Ravioli & Spinach, £2

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    Calories 302kcal
    Fat 8.4g
    Sugar 6.3g
    Salt 1.2g

    Hitting 2 of your 5 a day this neat little pasta packs a punch, with herby tomato sauce, baby spinach and marinated baby plum tomatoes – So. Tasty.
    Find out more.

    Which one will you try?