Ready Meal

Pesto rice
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The meal I am going to share with you today is one predominately pre-packed! Yes, I know shock horror. But really? is it that bad to have ready meals as part of a healthy and balanced diet?

Frankly I think you can, if used correctly and you choose items that are not high in fat, salt, or sugar. Click here to read more on how ready meals can contribute to a healthy balanced diet.

With just five ingredients you are meeting 50-100% of vitamins and minerals RNI with none coming under the 15% mark.  Short on time doesn't mean being short on nutrients. 

the truth about ready meals
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The Low Down:

This dish might be based on pre-packed food items but do not be deceived. It is packed full of vitamins and minerals not to mention healthy fats that are good for your heart and brain function and rich in antioxidants. Just take a look at the nutritional breakdown. Many of which are within the top percent for an adults RNI. 

*B12, *Selenium, *K,  A, B3, Vitamin C, B6, Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium

B1, B2, B5, Calcium, folate, Iron, Copper, 

Zinc, Vitamin E, Sodium,

*over 200% RNI for adult per serving* beware of the high vitamin K content if you are on blood thinning medication - you could reduce the amount of salad.

Sweet Chilli Salmon

serves 2

ready to eat salmon
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Cook the rice according to pack, but if you want to know this is how I do it.

{Put rice in strainer and rinse under running water. Transfer rice to a saucepan with 1 1/2 times the water to rice and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, reduce heat to low and cook for a further 5 mins. Turn off the fire and leave covered}.

Get your serving plate, put half the salmon and salad on (wash salad if it is not pre-washed) each plate, wash the tomatoes and put on plate. Fluff up the rice with a fork, and put half on each plate, topping the rice with 1/2 the pesto. 

**you can use the pesto in these simple recipes to prevent waste**


Bon Appetite!!

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