Sunday, 17 February 2013

Waitrose LOVE Life You Count… Fisherman’s Pie

I love fish pie and usually like to make my own low fat version. However, it’s nice having a ready meal in the freezer for those times when you want a hot and filling meal but don’t have the time to prepare one.

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.

Although found in the chiller cabinets of Waitrose stores, you can freeze this meal. However, it’s not suitable for microwave cooking – namely because it’s sitting in a foil dish.

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.

© Diets and Calories 2013


  1. i loved this meal, hard to beleive it is so low in calories given the taste!

  2. Where can I get it? It's been taken off the shelves.



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