Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Weight Watchers Salmon in Soy (Steam & Serve)

Steamed ready meals are becoming very popular and you’ll find them in the chiller cabinets of most larger supermarkets. But this version by Weight Watchers from Heinz is a bit different as it's frozen.

Salmon in a Sweet Soy Sauce is a ready meal from Weight Watchers new Steam & Serve range. This variety has 266 calories and is worth 7 ProPoints.

The Steam & Serve ready meals are packed into a plastic pouch (like the microwaveable rice packs) and contain a complete meal for one. You don’t need to open the corner of the pack before microwaving as the pack has tiny holes at the top for steam to escape while it's cooking.

Salmon in Soy is described as:

‘Smoked salmon pieces in a sweet soy sauce with long grain white rice and vegetables’.

Information on the pack about new Steam & Serve: 
New Steam & Serve uses steaming technology to provide a gently swirling heat, to cook your meal to perfection. This gentle action ensures that the crunchy vegetable texture is retained and the fish remains juicy and moist. Perfect!
Great health points are:

Low fat, low sugar, no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and no added MSG. Plus this pack contains two of your 5 a day when eaten as part of a balanced diet. As you’ll see from the traffic light below, it gets 3 green lights, so it’s a healthy choice to make.

Could a meal be any easier to cook? This is ideal for times when you’re just too tired or have no time to do any preparation of any kind. It's a perfect size for a quick lunch or a light dinner. Just take it out of the freezer and put it in the microwave for 7 or 8 minutes. Return to find your steaming hot, flavoursome meal all ready to eat.

I wasn't too sure what to expect from this meal, partly because it was frozen to start with. But from the gorgeous smell coming from the microwave, it was promising.

I was pleased to notice that rice wasn't the dominant ingredient and there were loads of vegetables. In fact, there is a decent amount of food packed into this serving, and if you eat it with chopsticks, it takes even longer to eat (unless you’re a skilled and speedy chopstick user). It's also filling with 6g of fibre.

Weight Watchers Salmon in Sweet Soy Sauce (7 ProPoints)

I particularly loved the large crunchy soya beans and chunky slices of courgette. The overall taste is quite fishy, more so than I would have expected from just salmon. After checking the ingredients I realised it includes smoked salmon which would account for the stronger flavour.

This is a range I will definitely be purchasing again and it’s great to have even more choice when searching for healthier ready meals.

Other varieties include: Chicken Chop Suey and Sweet Mango Chicken.
Available in Sanisbury's, Asda, Tesco and Ocado.

Nutrition Information per 350g meal 'Salmon in Soy': 266 calories, 18.6g protein, 36.1g carbohydrate, 11.9g sugars, 4.2g fat, 0.7g saturates, 6g fibre, 1.7g salt. 7 ProPoints.

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