A butter chicken ready meal

Ready meals

Butter chicken, green chicken curry, risotto, or for the traditionalists – mac cheese or shepherd’s pie. Whatever your culinary preference, just pick up a ready-to-eat meal from the supermarket and dinner’s good to go. But you might not want to make a habit of it.

We assessed 86 meals from supermarket chillers and aisle shelves. Some meals provided more than an adult’s maximum recommended sodium intake for the day. And 2 provided two-thirds of an adult’s recommended energy intake – that’s the equivalent of eating 2 meals in one hit.

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Tulsi Butter Chicken & Rice with small naan bread (450g) is the worst offender in our survey. It clocks in at 6420 kilojoules, more than two-thirds the kilojoules an average adult should eat in an entire day. It also has the highest sodium content (nearly 1.5 times the adult recommended daily upper limit of 2300mg), 12 teaspoons of sugar and more than 50g of saturated fat.

Wishbone’s Butter Chicken is a better option. A serve is the same size, but has less kilojoules, sugar and sodium, though contains 13.5g of saturated fat.

For about half the price, you can get a SunRice Butter Chicken Curry or Select Butter Chicken Meal for One. Although these have lower levels of saturated fat per 100g, their smaller serving size means some people will find them more a snack than a meal.

Nutritionally, Thai curries in our survey are similar. All had moderate levels of saturated fat and sodium, and low sugar per 100g. However, it pays to check serving size information. Sodium content ranged from 668 to 1190mg per serve and energy from 823 to 2370 kilojoules.

Mexican meals can be a healthier choice. Naked Kitchen Mexican Black Bean Chilli, Pitango Mexican Bean & Pulled Pork Chilli Meal for 1, Tasty Pot Mexican Pulled Pork and SunRice Street Snack Chilli Con Carne & Rice are all low in saturated fat and sugar, and contain moderate amounts of sodium – plus they have a substantial proportion of vegetables and beans.

If a taste of Italy is on the menu, your best option is vegetarian. Café Style Vegetable Lasagne is one of the lowest sodium meals in our survey. Wishbone’s Seven Vege Lasagne is low in saturated fat and sugar per 100g. However, its large 570g size means if you eat the whole meal you’ll be chowing down about half your daily sodium quota.

Creamy pastas with bacon and cheese are high in kilojoules, saturated fat and sodium. For example, Rosa Real Good Food Bacon & Parmesan Pennette has nearly 3000 kilojoules and 1630mg of sodium.

If you’re watching your waistline steer clear of Soho Brown Shepherd’s Pie. Per 100g it has double the kilojoules of Rosie’s Kitchen and Rosa Real Good Food cottage pies. If you eat the entire 440g serving, you’ll be getting more than half an adult’s energy intake for the day.

We also found a huge variation in the size of meals, ranging from 200g to 570g. Although bigger might be better when it comes to taming your appetite, some super-sized meals mean an unhealthy serving of saturated fat, sodium, sugar and kilojoules. Our table shows nutrition information per serve and per 100g. The 100g figures give a gram-for-gram comparison, while the per serve data show what you’ll be eating.

Most of the meals we looked at were light on veges. To boost your vege intake, you’ll want to add a salad to go with the pasta or risottos, or some steamed veges with the curries.

We’ve used green and red symbols to show the products highest and lowest in saturated fat, sugar and sodium.

Our criteria are:

Saturated fat (g/100g):

Green≤1.5 Red >5

Sugar (g/100g):

Green ≤5

Sodium(mg/100g):

Green ≤120 Red >600

Thai curries

MEALS[width=20%] Location[width=10%] Serving size
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Health star rating (/5)[width=5%] Energy (kJ/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Energy (kJ/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sugar (g/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (tsps/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sugar (g/100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sodium (mg/ serve)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden]
Naked Kitchen Fragrant Thai Red Curry Chiller 250 3.00 3.5 823 329 10.7 4.3 7.2 2.9 2.9 11.2 2.8 Green 4.5 4.5 820 328 328
Tasty Pot Co. Meal Thai Red Curry Chiller 350 6.49 3 1375 393 15.5 4.4 12.0 3.4 3.4 5.4 1.4 Green 1.6 1.6 744 213 213
Tasty Pot Co. Thai Green Curry Chiller 350 6.49 3 1470 420 16.2 4.6 12.7 3.6 3.6 11.6 2.9 Green 3.3 3.3 740 212 212
SunRice Green Chicken Curry with Rice Thai Style Shelf 350 6.49 3.5 1820 521 11.9 3.4 7.4 2.1 2.1 9.6 2.4 Green 2.7 2.7 1160 331 331
The Kaweka Food Co A Smashing Thai Chicken with Fluffy White Rice Shelf 350 5.69 3.5 1850 527 14.3 4.1 10.7 3.1 3.1 10.7 2.7 Green 3.1 3.1 668 191 191
Wishbone Thai Chicken Curry Chiller 440 13.00 3.5 2370 539 21.8 5.0 9.6 2.2 2.2 4.0 1.0 Green 0.9 0.9 887 202 202
Select Chicken Thai Green Curry Meal for One Shelf 350 5.00 3 1970 563 12.2 3.5 9.1 2.6 2.6 12.6 3.2 Green 3.6 3.6 1040 297 297
SunRice Massamun Chicken Curry with Rice Thai Style Shelf 350 6.49 3.5 2000 572 15.1 4.3 10.5 3.0 3.0 10.2 2.6 Green 2.9 2.9 1190 340 340
SunRice Red Chicken Curry with Rice Thai Style Shelf 350 6.49 3.5 2070 592 18.4 5.3 8.8 2.5 2.5 9.8 2.5 Green 2.8 2.8 1140 326 326
SunRice Chicken Satay Curry with Rice Thai Style Shelf 350 6.49 3.5 2180 624 17.2 4.9 9.2 2.6 2.6 13.0 3.3 Green 3.7 3.7 676 193 193

Thai dishes

MEALS[width=20%] Location[width=10%] Serving size
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Price
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Health star rating (/5)[width=5%] Energy (kJ/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Energy (kJ/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sugar (g/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (tsps/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sugar (g/100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sodium (mg/ serve)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden]
Tasty Pot Co. Thai Chicken Noodle Chiller 350 6.49 nc 1431 409 17.3 4.9 13.4 3.8 3.8 6.4 1.6 Green 1.8 1.8 854 244 244
SunRice Street Snack Chicken with a Kick & Noodles Shelf 200 3.99 3 1240 619 6.0 3.0 1.4 Green 0.7 0.7 6.8 1.7 Green 3.4 3.4 1240 Red 620 620
SunRice Street Snack Chicken Satay & Rice Shelf 200 3.99 4 1260 632 7.4 3.7 2.0 Green 1.0 1.0 10.8 2.7 5.4 5.4 340 170 170
SunRice Street Snack Chicken Pad Thai & Rice Noodles Shelf 200 3.99 3 1450 722 10.7 5.3 2.8 Green 1.4 1.4 8.3 2.1 Green 4.1 4.1 780 390 390
Select Chicken Satay Meal for One Shelf 350 5.00 3 2870 819 28.4 8.1 13.0 3.7 3.7 18.9 4.7 5.4 5.4 1290 369 369
Select Chicken Pad Thai Meal for One Shelf 350 5.00 3.5 3100 885 27.0 7.7 5.2 Green 1.5 1.5 16.1 4.0 Green 4.6 4.6 1100 313 313

Indian curries

MEALS[width=20%] Location[width=10%] Serving size
(g)[width=5%]
Price
($/ serving)[width=5%]
Health star rating (/5)[width=5%] Energy (kJ/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Energy (kJ/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sugar (g/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (tsps/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sugar (g/100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sodium (mg/ serve)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden]
Naked Kitchen Indian Spiced Cauliflower Kedgeree Chiller 250 3.00 3.5 538 215 5.0 2.0 0.7 Green 0.3 0.3 3.2 0.8 Green 1.3 1.3 687 275 275
Pitango Coconut Vege & Split Pea Curry Meal for 1 Chiller 350 6.49 3.5 1320 378 9.5 2.7 7.0 2.0 2.0 5.6 1.4 Green 1.6 1.6 739 211 211
Tulsi Vegetable Curry & Rice Chiller 450 11.95 nc 1820 403 15.5 3.4 2.4 Green 0.5 0.5 9.2 2.3 Green 2.1 2.1 2150 478 478
Tasty Pot Co. Chicken Tikka Masala Chiller 350 6.49 3.5 1441 412 12.9 3.7 6.9 2.0 2.0 11.0 2.8 Green 3.2 3.2 669 191 191
Tasty Pot Co. Chicken Korma Chiller 350 6.49 3.5 1523 435 15.3 4.4 6.2 1.8 1.8 10.9 2.7 Green 3.1 3.1 910 260 260
Pitango Free Range Butter Chicken & Brown Rice Meal for 1 Chiller 350 6.49 3.5 1670 477 18.2 5.2 10.2 2.9 2.9 16.8 4.2 Green 4.8 4.8 721 206 206
SunRice Butter Chicken Curry with Rice Indian Style Shelf 350 6.49 3.5 1800 515 10.6 3.0 5.3 Green 1.5 1.5 9.1 2.3 Green 2.6 2.6 1220 348 348
Wishbone West Indian Curry Chiller 400 15.50 3.5 2200 550 34.2 8.5 17.5 4.4 4.4 12.8 3.2 Green 3.2 3.2 730 183 183
Pams Fresh Express Vegetable Curry (with rice) Chiller 520 10.99 nc 2870 552 13.9 2.7 2.4 Green 0.5 0.5 14.2 3.6 Green 2.7 2.7 2490 480 480
Pams Fresh Express Lamb Sagwala (with rice) Chiller 520 10.99 nc 3040 584 16.4 3.2 4.6 Green 0.9 0.9 7.0 1.8 Green 1.3 1.3 1790 345 345
Wishbone Butter Chicken Chiller 450 13.00 3.5 2750 610 30.2 6.7 13.5 3.0 3.0 7.8 2.0 Green 1.7 1.7 828 184 184
Select Butter Chicken Meal for One Shelf 350 5.00 3.5 2230 638 21.7 6.2 8.8 2.5 2.5 3.8 1.0 Green 1.1 1.1 878 251 251
Pams Fresh Express Beef Korma (with rice) Chiller 520 10.99 nc 3340 642 23.9 4.6 6.4 Green 1.2 1.2 7.0 1.8 Green 1.3 1.3 1920 369 369
The Kaweka Food Co The Perfect Butter Chicken with Fluffy White Rice Shelf 350 5.69 3.5 2290 653 24.7 7.1 15.1 4.3 4.3 14.0 3.5 Green 4.0 4.0 587 168 168
Pams Fresh Express Chicken Tikka Masala (with rice) Chiller 520 10.99 nc 3490 671 23.9 4.6 6.4 Green 1.2 1.2 10.7 2.7 Green 2.1 2.1 1340 258 258
Pams Fresh Express Butter Chicken (with rice) Chiller 520 10.99 nc 3800 731 25.4 4.9 13.1 2.5 2.5 27.0 6.8 5.2 5.2 1270 244 244
Tulsi Lamb Vindaloo & Rice Chiller 450 11.95 nc 3600 800 45.5 10.1 10.2 2.3 2.3 7.5 1.9 Green 1.7 1.7 2340 520 520
Tulsi Lamb Rogan Josh & Rice Chiller 450 11.95 nc 4050 900 56.9 12.6 12.2 2.7 2.7 8.0 2.0 Green 1.8 1.8 1840 410 410
Tulsi Tikka Masala & Rice Chiller 450 11.95 nc 2960 1190 46.0 18.5 16.6 Red 6.6 6.6 11.8 3.0 Green 4.7 4.7 1650 Red 661 661
Tulsi Chicken Korma & Rice Chiller 450 11.95 nc 6100 1360 104.0 23.2 42.4 Red 9.4 9.4 13.2 3.3 Green 2.9 2.9 2370 527 527
Tulsi Butter Chicken & Rice Chiller 450 11.95 nc 6420 1430 98.1 21.8 52.4 Red 11.7 11.7 48.0 12.0 10.7 10.7 3250 Red 722 722

Mexican

MEALS[width=20%] Location[width=10%] Serving size
(g)[width=5%]
Price
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Health star rating (/5)[width=5%] Energy (kJ/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Energy (kJ/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sugar (g/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (tsps/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sugar (g/100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sodium (mg/ serve)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden]
Naked Kitchen Mexican Black Bean Chilli Chiller 250 3.00 4.5 825 330 6.8 2.7 0.8 Green 0.3 0.3 8.8 2.2 Green 3.5 3.5 813 325 325
Pitango Mexican Bean & Pulled Pork Chilli Meal for 1 Chiller 350 6.49 4 1580 450 9.8 2.8 1.8 Green 0.5 0.5 9.8 2.5 Green 2.8 2.8 861 246 246
Tasty Pot Co. Mexican Pulled Pork Chiller 350 6.49 4 1577 451 7.1 2.0 1.8 Green 0.5 0.5 13.7 3.4 Green 3.9 3.9 1005 287 287
SunRice Street Snack Chilli Con Carne & Rice Shelf 200 3.99 3.5 984 492 7.4 3.7 2.0 Green 1.0 1.0 3.3 0.8 Green 1.7 1.7 669 335 335

Other cuisines

MEALS[width=20%] Location[width=10%] Serving size
(g)[width=5%]
Price
($/ serving)[width=5%]
Health star rating (/5)[width=5%] Energy (kJ/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Energy (kJ/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sugar (g/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (tsps/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sugar (g/100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sodium (mg/ serve)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden]
Naked Kitchen California Wellness Bowl Chiller 250 3.00 4 545 218 3.6 1.4 0.5 Green 0.2 6.1 1.5 Green 2.5 2.5 716 286 286
Naked Kitchen New Orleans Jambalaya Chiller 250 3.00 4 650 260 4.0 1.6 1.3 Green 0.5 5.3 1.3 Green 2.1 2.1 675 270 270
Naked Kitchen Malaysian Laksa Chiller 250 3.00 3.5 821 328 12.3 4.9 6.3 2.5 6.3 1.6 Green 2.5 2.5 671 270 270
Tasty Pot Co. Malaysian Veg Laksa Chiller 350 6.49 nc 1249 357 15.2 4.3 12.4 3.5 9.7 2.4 Green 2.8 2.8 661 189 189
SunRice Street Snack Teriyaki Chicken & Rice Shelf 200 3.99 3.5 1030 517 4.0 2.0 1.2 Green1.0 12.2 3.05 6.1 6.1 820 410 410
Wishbone Chicken Chorizo Paella Chiller 450 12.00 3 2360 524 20.7 4.6 5.8 Green1.3 8.8 2.2 Green 2.0 2.0 1990 443 443
SunRice Sweet & Sour Chicken Shelf 350 6.49 3.5 1970 564 4.9 1.4 1.0 Green<1 28.3 7.1 8.1 8.1 1330 380 380
Rosa Real Good Food Seared Lemongrass Beef & Ginger Chiller 400 10.95 nc 2376 594 12.9 3.2 3.4 Green0.9 14.9 3.7 Green 3.7 3.7 1307 327 327
Wishbone Caribbean Chicken Chiller 370 15.9 3.5 2220 601 27.0 7.3 13.4 3.6 27.0 6.8 7.3 7.3 599 162 162
SunRice Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables Shelf 350 6.49 3.5 2070 689 7.2 2.1 1.6 Green1.0 17.2 4.3 Green 4.9 4.9 1740 497 497
Kopi Mee Goreng Chiller 450 13.99 nc 3195 710 23.4 5.2 5.9 Green1.3 18.9 4.7 Green 4.2 4.2 67.5 Green 15 15
Kopi Murtabak Chicken Chiller 330 14.49 nc 3597 1090 32.7 9.9 6.3 1.9 14.5 3.6 Green 4.4 4.4 1600 485 485

Mince dishes

MEALS[width=20%] Location[width=10%] Serving size
(g)[width=5%]
Price
($/ serving)[width=5%]
Health star rating (/5)[width=5%] Energy (kJ/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Energy (kJ/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sugar (g/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (tsps/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sugar (g/100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sodium (mg/ serve)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden]
Wishbone Tasty Beef Lasagne Chiller 540 14.00 3.5 1370 253 15.1 2.8 8.6 1.6 1.6 15.1 3.8 Green 2.8 2.8 1080 200 200
Rosa Real Good Food Cottage Pie Chiller 350 6.99 nc 1660 475 16.5 4.7 9.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 0.7 Green 0.8 0.8 1025 290 290
Rosie's Kitchen Cottage Pie Chiller 350 6.00 nc 1660 475 16.5 4.7 9.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 0.7 Green 0.8 0.8 1025 290 290
Rosa Real Good Food Italian Beef Lasagne Chiller 250 6.60 nc 1187 475 10.3 4.1 6.0 2.4 2.4 8.3 2.1 Green 3.3 3.3 488 195 195
SunRice Street Snack Spaghetti Bolognese Shelf 200 3.99 3.5 950 475 2.6 1.3 1.0 Green 1.0 1.0 6.2 1.6 Green 3.1 3.1 620 310 310
Soho Brown Lean Brown Meatballs Chiller 400 9.99 3.5 2070 516 14.0 3.5 6.0 Green 1.5 1.5 9.2 2.3 Green 2.3 2.3 1050 263 263
Rosie's Kitchen Italian Lasagne Chiller 350 6.00 nc 2210 630 24.9 7.1 15.0 4.3 4.3 4.9 1.2 Green 1.4 1.4 685 195 195
Soho Brown Shepherds Pie Chiller 440 11.49 3.5 4590 974 32.3 6.9 14.5 3.1 3.1 6.7 1.7 Green 1.4 1.4 1110 236 236

Pastas and risottos

MEALS[width=20%] Location[width=10%] Serving size
(g)[width=5%]
Price
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Health star rating (/5)[width=5%] Energy (kJ/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Energy (kJ/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ serve)[sort;asc][width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sat fat (g/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sugar (g/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (tsps/ serve)[width=5%] Sugar (g/ 100g)[width=5%] Sugar (g/100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sodium (mg/ serve)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[width=5%] Sodium (mg/ 100g)[sort;asc;hidden]
Wishbone Seven Vege Lasagne Chiller 570 13.00 4 1470 259 13.9 2.5 8.3 Green 1.5 1.5 22.7 5.7 Green 4.0 4 1270 222 222
Wattie's Ready to serve Tortellini Creamy Pumpkin & Roasted Garlic Shelf 350 4.49 nc 1190 340 8.1 2.3 4.2 Green 1.2 1.2 6.0 1.5 Green 1.7 1.7 860 245 245
Wattie's Ready to serve Tortellini Italian-Style Tomato & Basil Shelf 350 4.49 3.5 1380 395 9.8 2.8 2.8 Green 0.8 0.8 12.6 3.2 Green 3.6 3.6 865 250 250
Wishbone Tomato Penne Chiller 290 6.90 3.5 1250 432 9.7 3.4 4.4 Green 1.5 1.5 4.3 1.1 Green 1.5 1.5 449 155 155
Wattie's Ready to serve Tortellini Sun-dried Tomato & Bacon Shelf 350 4.59 3.5 1560 445 10.2 2.9 3.5 Green 1.0 1.0 17.2 4.3 Green 4.9 4.9 830 240 240
Wishbone Smoked Chicken Pasta Chiller 290 6.90 3 1380 475 11.4 3.9 5.1 1.8 1.8 3.6 0.9 Green 1.2 1.2 1230 426 426
Wattie's Ready to serve Tortellini Creamy Mushroom & Bacon Shelf 350 4.49 nc 1730 495 23.1 6.6 9.5 2.7 2.7 7.4 1.9 Green 2.1 2.1 1100 305 305
Café Style Vegetable Lasagne Chiller 300 4.50 nc 1490 497 10.6 3.5 6.2 2.0 2.0 10.9 2.7 Green 3.6 3.6 344 Green 115 115
Rosie's Kitchen Macaroni Cheese Chiller 350 6.00 nc 1985 565 18.6 5.3 3.9 Green 1.1 1.1 11.9 3.0 Green 3.4 3.4 970 277 277
Rosa Real Good Food Macaroni Cheese Chiller 350 6.99 nc 1985 565 18.6 5.3 3.9 Green 1.1 1.1 11.9 3.0 Green 3.4 3.4 970 277 277
Rosie's Kitchen Pumpkin & Feta Lasagne Chiller 350 6.00 nc 2050 585 20.4 5.8 8.9 2.5 2.5 12.0 3.0 Green 3.4 3.4 1100 316 316
Wishbone Macaroni Cheese Chiller 290 6.90 3 1760 605 22.6 7.8 10.3 3.6 3.6 3.3 0.8 Green 1.1 1.1 901 311 311
Wishbone Salmon Dill Fettucine Chiller 440 14.00 3 2660 606 33.3 7.6 19.0 4.3 4.3 4.0 1.0 Green 0.9 0.9 767 174 174
Wisbone Carbonara Fettucine Chiller 450 11.90 3 2810 623 29.4 6.5 15.1 3.4 3.4 5.7 1.4 Green 1.3 1.3 1330 295 295
Soho Brown Chicken Pesto Pasta Chiller 380 11.99 3.5 2820 742 37.1 9.8 12.0 3.2 3.2 1.8 0.5 Green 0.5 0.5 510 134 134
Rosa Real Good Food Bacon & Parmesan Pennette Chiller 350 6.99 nc 2860 820 40.7 11.6 22.9 Red 6.6 6.6 6.0 1.5 Green 1.7 1.7 1630 465 465
Rosa Real Good Food Mushroom Tagliatelle Chiller 213 6.00 nc 1917 902 32.7 15.4 19.5 Red 9.2 9.2 2.6 0.7 Green 1.2 1.2 732 345 345
Café Style Bacon Macaroni Chiller 300 4.50 nc 3480 1160 27.9 9.3 16.6 Red 5.5 5.5 8.5 2.1 Green 2.8 2.8 1160 387 387
Pitango Pumpkin Leek & Spinach Risotto Chiller 250 2.80 3 915 366 8.5 3.4 5.0 2.0 2.0 2.7 0.7 Green 1.1 1.1 750 300 300
Pitango Chicken & Garlic Risotto Chiller 250 2.80 4 970 388 5.0 2.0 3.0 Green 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.3 Green 0.4 0.4 872 349 349
Pitango Tomato Feta & Basil Risotto Chiller 250 2.95 3.5 975 390 5.0 2.0 2.5 Green 1.0 1.0 7.5 1.9 Green 3.0 3.0 787 315 315
Wishbone Chicken Risotto Chiller 310 6.70 nc 1540 496 12.5 4.0 4.7 Green 1.5 1.5 1.8 0.5 Green 0.6 0.6 1260 407 407
Pitango Salmon Dill & Pumpkin Risotto Chiller 250 2.95 nc 1265 506 13.6 5.4 5.8 2.3 2.3 1.9 0.5 Green 0.8 0.8 743 297 297
Wishbone Tomato & Feta Risotto Chiller 310 6.50 3 1590 513 9.4 3.0 3.9 Green 1.3 1.3 6.9 1.7 Green 2.2 2.2 1010 327 327
Wishbone Chicken Mushroom Risotto Chiller 310 6.70 3.5 1730 559 13.7 4.4 5.2 1.7 1.7 2.3 0.6 Green 0.7 0.7 1470 476 476

Note about the tables: We've listed the health star rating (HSR) where possible. Ratings range from half-a-star to five stars and are based on 100g of a product. HSRs can help you compare meals per 100g, but don’t take into consideration serving size, which is determined by the manufacturer. Where HSRs weren’t provided by the company, we calculated the rating. We weren’t able to do this for all products as the calculation requires the fibre content and the percentage of fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds in a product. Manufacturers don’t have to state this information unless making a fibre claim or the ingredient is a characterising one. NC = not able to be calculated. Nutrition information is from company websites or label information.


By Belinda Castles
Research and Testing Writer