Posted on | February 8, 2010 | No Comments
Eating healthily takes dedication, time and planning. It requires having healthy snacks available, a fridge full of vegetables and lean meat, searching for new low fat recipes, getting up 10 minutes earlier to prepare a healthy lunch to take to work and having absolutely no junk food in sight. Which is why sometimes it gets all too hard!! I mean come on, who has time to do that every day….
I can completely understand why people give up trying to be healthy (trust me, it’s even tempting to me as a health freak to have Maggi 2-minute noodles or toast instead of having a nutritious meal) So wouldn’t the solution be to have convenient, easy to prepare, nutritious, low calorie, healthy meals? Hopefully everybody said yes just then! YES… that is the solution.
Sure on the market there are plenty of ‘wannabe’s’. For example Lean Cuisine have ready to eat, low calorie meals – but they are loaded with carbs, the portions are getting smaller and smaller to keep the calories low & they are frozen – so not that convenient to take around. In Singapore these meals are about $14+ so they make it really expensive to be ‘healthy’
So for me the SOLUTION is Xndo Meals. I feel guilty about even saying this – but sometimes I get so lazy to cook for myself (and can’t be bothered going to the supermarket) that instead I stock my kitchen pantry with Xndo Meals and soups. It means I get a healthy, low calorie, protein dominant meal (gotta look after those muscles) in 3 minutes.
I’m just looking at a packet of Xndo Chicken Cacciatore with pasta right now (which is going to be my lunch in about 45 minutes) – and I’m just going to copy all of the information off the packet for you to see:
Protein Dominant Meal – Heat & Eat – Only 319 Calories (338g) – That is seriously low calories for a decent portion. (You can just put it in the microwave for 3 minutes and it’s done – it also doesn’t have to be kept cold so you can carry them anywhere)
Free of Artificial Flavours & Preservatives
- Good Source of Protein
- 97% Fat Free
- No added Sugar or MSG
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- Low in Carbohydrates
- All Australian Chicken (I guess that’s important as Australia is the only disease-free country for their meat produce)
Portion Size: 338 g 319 Calories
Protein: 33 g
Carbs: 25.7 g
Fat: 9.9 g
Sodium: 927 mg
Considering that I try to keep my calorie intake to about 1200 cals / day this is almost a guilt-free meal to eat – and there is no guess work to calories or nutrition content of the meal as it’s all there in black & white for me to see.
Most days I have at least 1 xndo meals per day – and if I know I’m going out for dinner with friends in the evening… I make sure I have a soup for lunch which only has about 110 calories for 250g to balance things out. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on eating as there are heaps of flavours that I rotate.
It’s quick & easy, affordable, tasty, healthy – but what really jumps out at me are those numbers – protein higher than carbs, low fat, low sodium and low calories. Oh…. and no washing up!