Monday, 21 November 2011

Tesco Light Choices Cottage Pie Review

Ready meals are often given a bad name, mainly due to their high fat, salt or sugar content. Fortunately, they’re not all health hazards. Tesco Light Choices has a good range of ready meals which are ‘big on taste and light on calories, sugar or fat’.

One such meal is Light Choices Cottage Pie made from minced beef in a rich gravy with fresh mashed potato.

Each 450g cottage pie contains 40% less fat than a typical Tesco British prepared meal. It's low in fat and has only 400 calories per 450g. There is easily enough for two people to share once you’ve added some healthy vegetables. This could provide you with a healthy, low calorie meal for around 300 calories.

Cottage pie is real comfort food and these are seriously good. The ratio of potato to meat is about half, unlike some ready meals which tend to skimp on the filling. The ingredients include British beef, red wine, beef stock, tomato puree and vegetables, including carrot, leek and onion. The mashed potato is made with cream which gives it a truly luxurious flavour. It’s really hard to believe it’s so low in calories.

Tesco Light Choices Cottage Pie with vegetables
For the many of us who sometimes have to rely on ready meals but don’t want to eat unhealthily or consume too many calories, it’s good to know there are some good choices available.

You can find Light Choices Cottage Pies in the chiller cabinets in Tesco stores and they can be frozen once you get them home.

Nutrition Information: Per 450g pie: 400 calories, 19.9g protein, 48.2g carbohydrates, 1.0g sugars, 12.5g fat, 6.5g saturates, 6.6g fibre, 1.7g salt.

Each 450g pie is worth 10 Weight Watchers ProPoints as calculated by Tesco using information published by Weight Watchers Int’l Inc.


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