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Ready meals are bad! They are evil! When your on a diet you shouldn’t be eating them! That seems to be the general consensus between people when they know your on a diet but they are wrong as I have shown before by blog posts about meals from Iceland not all convenience food is evil or bad for you. I have a new favourite Sainsbury’s Thai Green Chicken Curry which comes in a 400g pack and costs between £3 and £3.85 depending on the store (it’s regularly on promotion) and takes just 5.5 minutes in the microwave.

It’s described as Coriander chicken in a green Thai sauce with jasmine rice, baby leaf spinach, red peppers and sliced baby sweetcorn. Perfect for those of us on Extra Easy as it gives just the right proportions of Super free foods and free foods.

Due to the fact its quick, easy and affordable this quickly became a favourite in our house. I love the fact that it’s all cooked at the same time. I love spinach and there’s plenty in these meals. The rice is delicately flavoured and the baby corn and red peppers compliment the meal really well. The Thai green sauce is really tasty and you get just enough sauce in this meal too. Not too dry not too saucy, absolutely yummy.

Syns wise are as follows:

6 Syns per package/portion on Extra Easy

6 Syns per package/portion on Green

9 Syns per package/portion on Original

 

 

Picture courtesy of Sainsbury’s.

Sometimes you want something for tea that is quick and easy, affordable and that tastes good without being high in syns. Most ready meals are high in syns which makes quick meals a bit difficult but never fear for Iceland are on hand.

Iceland currently have Tendercooked Braised Steak in Rich Onion Gravy in 350g packs for £2. The packs are the perfect portion for 1 person. Taking only 9 minutes in the microwave or 35 minutes in the oven they are so convenient.Even better is the fact they are syn free!!

When I first bought this I was a little bit sceptical that there would be hardly any meat in it or the meat would be small and bitty. I was wrong. You get a nice sized, thick, tender steak with plenty of gravy. The gravy is lovely and thick and rather rich.

I have no complaints what so ever about this product and highly recommend it. Its perfect for a quick tea with mash potato or some low syn yorkshire puddings.  I give it a 9/10.

 

 

Photo courtesy of Iceland.

Tendercooked Braised Steak in a Rich Onion Gravy 350g £2

Extra Easy: Free  Original : Free