I’m in my early thirties and have recently been diagnosed with insulin resistance – often referred to as pre-diabetes. Having been what many people considered a healthy weight during my early and mid-twenties I began to gain weight at a rapid pace as I approached the big 3-0. Having done every diet imaginable I finally got myself to a doctor and was diagnosed.
As a result I need to make some major changes to my diet.
That said, knowing what I need to do and actually doing what I need to do are not always one in the same. I’m not particularly culinarily gifted and often opt for an easy take away in the evenings, which are full of all the things I should be avoiding. So when I was given the opportunity to road test Woolworths and Michelle Bridges Delicious Nutritious range I jumped at the chance.
There are eight varieties in the Delicious Nutritious range including:
- Beef & Tomato Casserole
- Spicy Chimichurri Beef & Veg
- Italian Style Chicken
- Asian Style Chicken
- Salmon Fishcakes
- Chicken Pesto Pasta
- Mild Massaman Beef
- Moroccan Style Chickpea Tagine
There’s bound to be something for every palate.
The first thing you’ll notice about the meals is that they’re steamed – there is no piercing of lids or pulling back corners. Also, each meal is separated into two sections which can be snapped apart and are steamed for different amounts of time – something I didn’t realise on my first try (note to self: Always read the instructions.)
The next thing you’ll notice is how many vegies are packed into each meal. There are three serves in every single one, and this is truly where the Delicious Nutritious meals differ from other frozen meals I’ve tried. Vegetables are expensive in comparison to carb heavy options such as noodles and rice, so while other frozen meals are calorie controlled they’re still mostly carbs. This is a massive no-no for anyone with insulin resistance, like me.