Ready meals

Compare the fat, sugar and sodium content of 86 ready meals from the supermarket chiller and shelves.

A butter chicken ready meal

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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