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Cooking for 1? Quick nutritious meals for 1 or 2 people

Published: 04 July 2019

Microwave meals have come a long way since they first appeared on our supermarket shelves. If you’re cooking for 1 or 2 people, then you’re probably looking for a healthy well-balanced meal without all of the fuss. As we get older our diets may change and tend to require different levels of nutrients and we aim to reduce fat and increase protein. We look at seven delicious well-balanced microwave meals available from high street supermarkets.

Marks & Spencer’s Onion Bhaji Chicken Curry
This meal is super tasty and is part of the ‘Balanced for you’ range, so it provides a good level of protein and carbohydrate.


Marks & Spencer’s Mexican Beef Chilli
This meal is high in flavour and is part of the ‘Balanced for you’ range.

Waitrose LoveLife Calorie Controlled Green Thai Chicken Curry
Made with healthy chicken breasts, coconut, ginger and lemongrass sauce which blends brilliantly with the chicken. It’s also mixed with three vegetables for added fibre.

Waitrose LoveLife Prawn Risotto with Pearl Barley350g
This prawn risotto is made with pearl barley, it is low in fat and has tasty peppers, prawns and spinach mixed in for added nutrients and fibre.

Kirsty’s Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Mash
This is a great new slant on the traditional cottage pie and is made with peas and carrots for additional vitamins and fibre.

Waitrose LoveLife Beef & Red Wine Casserole
An amazing meal consisting of marinated beef in a delicious red wine sauce with added vegetables for more fibre.

Kirsty’s Sicilian Veg One Pot
A combination of butter and cannellini beans with vegetables in a lovely spicy tomato sauce served with delicious rice.