Fish Pie can be high in fat, but this version from the Waitrose LOVE Life You Count range has a low fat content and only 269 calories per meal.
This 400g chilled ready meal is described as:
‘Chunks of Alaska Pollock and king prawns, in a creamy cheese and spinach sauce topped with mashed potato.’
The Pollock content is only 15% and prawns account for 5%. The ingredients include a mixture of Cheddar and Pecorino hard cheeses as well as single cream.
With these ingredients Waitrose does well to keep the calories so low. Although I was disappointed to see such a low fish content, when it came to dishing the meal up, there did appear to be more fish and prawns than I expected. The potato came out of the oven with a lovely golden, crunchy top and was thick, creamy and luxurious tasting. The fish and sauce was also delicious, far better than my own versions.
I divided the fish pie between me and my husband (135 calories each) and served it up with lots of vegetables. All in all, it made a well balanced, filling and very tasty meal.
Nutrition information per 400g pack: 269 calories, 19.4g protein, 33.9g carbohydrate, 5.4g sugars, 5.6g fat, 3.8g saturates, 2.9g fibre, 0.63g sodium. 7 Weight Watchers ProPoints as calculated by Waitrose - provided for informational purposes only.
Note: We ate this meal on a fasting day while following the 5:2 diet.
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