You may have read that I am currently on a weight loss journey with Slimming World. But this time I am not seeing it as a diet, it is a lifestyle change that is for good. Starting my journey has made me evaluate what I eat, how I prepare food and ensuring that my meals are full of goodness. As much as I love to cook all of our meals from scratch sometimes life takes over and all I want is a healthy meal that is already prepared for me. This leads me to the next problem, finding a ready meal that is nutritious and wholesome. This is where MuscleFood's Live Clean meals come in!
If you have not heard of MuscleFood before let me tell you a little about them.
MuscleFood is an online food and nutrition supplier. They specialise in foods that are not only a high quality but also contain the necessary nutrients and proteins that you need whether you are a keen sports and fitness person or if you, like me, want to eat as healthily as possible with the aim to get to a healthy weight and maintain it. All of their meats are of the highest quality and all carry quality stamps such as the red tractor, RSPCA assured, free range, Organic Association to name but a few. So you know that you are getting exactly what you want. MuscleFood is tried and trusted by professional athletes, they are suppliers to some of the top British restaurants and deliver straight to your door without adding any water or salt to their products. Their meat has never been frozen and is even classically butchered on the day that it is dispatched to you.
With this ethos in mind MuscleFood have developed their new range of meals, Live Clean. The meals are nutritionally balanced, full of clean ingredients and will never contain added sugars or anything artificial! The Live Clean meals have been hand cooked by a Michelin star trained chef and are ready in minutes!
I received 4 Oriental Chicken Pad Thai meals, 2 Beef Lasagne and Italian Vegetables and 1 Mighty Meat High Protein Pizza. I will admit to not getting the pizza, as soon as J saw it he claimed it but I did manage to sneak a bite and it was lovely. The base was nice and thin, just as I like them and the meat was delicious.
But it was the meals that we thoroughly enjoyed.
The first one that we tasted was the Oriental Pad Thai. Pad Thai is a favourite noodle dish of mine and this one certainly did not disappoint.
The Oriental spiced chicken is served on a bed of whole wheat noodles in a spicy peanut sauce with crunchy Asian vegetables. This meal contains more than 30% protein and comes in at just 484 calories for the meal. The meal comes in two separate pots that are cooked in the microwave. First you cook the pot with the chicken then add the noodles and vegetables to the microwave and continue to cook. The chicken was lovely and moist and the spices were perfectly balanced. The noodles and sauce were amazing! They had just the right amount of kick from the chilli and the nuts gave the whole dish a welcomed crunch. This was my favourite, that is until I tried the lasagne.
The hubby is quite particular when it comes to lasagne but we both loved the Live Clean lasagne.
Everything in the meal was perfectly balanced, just the right amount of sauce, meat, pasta and of course cheesey topping! The vegetable pot contained sweet Parmentier potatoes, red pepper, onion, courgette and asparagus topped with warming fennel seeds which add a fantastic touch of flavour. Containing just 474 calories per serving you really cannot go wrong!
The meals both retail at £4.95 which is more than other pre prepared meals but I would quite happily pay that for them as you really are paying for quality and peace of mind that they are healthy. They can also be bought in bulk at a discounted price. They can be frozen too which makes it more worthwhile to buy more than one.
As well as the Live Clean meals I also received a hamper of products including beef, chicken, sausages, bacon, bread and various vegetables. So far we have tried the chicken, sausages, steak, bacon and I am planning to try their chicken burgers tomorrow. So keep an eye out for more recipes to come!
If you would like to try Muscle Food for yourself they do some fantastic hampers. You can even get hamper that are specifically for slimming, pregnancy, low fat and even gluten free bundles. They also do a great new customer offer which makes their bundles even better value for money!
When it comes to meat I insist on quality over price any day and I have been impressed with both the quality and taste of their different meat products. I definitely recommend checking them out!
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Disclosure: I was sent the 6 Live Clean meals and hamper of products for the purpose of this post. No cash payment was received. All views and opinions are my own and 100% honest.
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