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Are ready meals healthy or unhealthy?

  1. Whether a ready-to-eat meal fits in a healthy diet depends on the composition. In general, ready meals include: Little vegetables Little fiber Lots of saturated fat Lots of salt In addition, the portion size often does not meet the needs of the user. It may be too little, so that you quickly get hungry again. It can also be too much causing you to eat more than you need. There are, of course, exceptions.

What is a good ready-to-eat meal?

  1. A good ready-to-eat meal contains: 400 to 700 kcal per serving ten at least 150 grams of vegetables meat, fish, egg, tofu or tempeh up to a maximum of 100 grams or a maximum of 25 grams of nuts, or minimum 60 grams of legumes Potatoes or whole grain cereal products such as whole wheat pasta, whole grain couscous or brown rice Liquid margarine, liquid baking and roasting or oil up to a maximum of 15 grams Maximum 2 grams of salt or a maximum of 2 small portions of ingredients that are not in the Disc of Five stand, such as a small amount of sauce

Cooking yourself

  1. An occasional ready-made meal is not possible evil, but cooking yourself is still the best. If you cook yourself, you can decide for yourself how much salt you put in it. And you can more easily make sure you get enough eat vegetables and whole grain products such as brown rice or wholemeal pasta. You can vary as much as you want, with meat, fish, egg, legumes, nuts and meat substitutes such as tofu or tempeh. Need inspiration? Sign up for our weekly recipe newsletter.

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