Healthy Meals Delivered
Let’s take a look at how We Feed You meals can help you achieve a healthy diet whilst also enjoy meals which are full of flavour, texture and high-quality ingredients.
At We Feed You we are all about how to include foods in your diet rather than eliminate or restrict them. By having a good understanding of why different foods are important and the role they play in maintaining your health, you are less likely to fall into the trap of eliminating them from your diet. Elimination diets often door more harm than good. Let’s take a closer look at the common ingredients found in We Feed You meals and learn why their customers keep coming back time and time again.
Protein is an essential nutrient that is required for many vital roles in the body and helps us to feel satisfied, thereby keeping our hunger in check. Did you know, the body is limited to how much protein it can use at any one time, so spreading your protein intake across the day works better than trying to consume it all in one meal.
Choosing a wide range of We Feed You meals will help you to get your protein from a range of sources as we use both meat and plant-based protein sources in most meals. For example, nuts, seeds, chickpeas, lentils, beans, brown rice, quinoa, yoghurt, tofu and cheese as well as your meat sources including fish, chicken, lamb, beef and pork.
‘Whole grains’ include the whole grain – the endosperm, germ and bran components of the grain or cereal. This means extra fibre and additional key nutrients such as B group vitamins, antioxidants and good fats. Whole grains also take longer for our body to digest, which helps us to feel fuller for longer. They can also help keep our blood sugars more stable and are a really important part of a balanced diet. Many diets promote eliminating them but they as a nutrition powerhouse, there is nothing not to love about wholegrains.
At We Feed You we use gluten free wholegrains such as brown rice, quinoa and corn. All of which have their own unique nutrition properties. Let’s take a closer look at quinoa as an example. It’s low in fat and a good source of minerals (iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, phosphorus, potassium, zinc) and vitamins (vitamin E and B-complex vitamins), has double the amount of protein compared to other grains, and is a great source of fibre. So next time you explore the menu choose some meals with quinoa or other wholegrains and enjoy all the nutritional benefits.
Up your intake of the good fats. For example, oily fish can actually help to protect against heart disease, stroke, and a number of other conditions. The good news is that both the fresh, frozen and tinned varieties are equally nutritious. If you struggle to get fish into your diet, add one of our Aromatic Fish Curries to your order or add a small tin of salmon or tuna to a serve of our Asian Vegetables. Now there’s a great way to get two serves or fish in your diet each week!
Another way to enjoy healthy fats is by loving nuts and seeds. Not only are they a good source of protein and antioxidants they also provide a range of vitamins and minerals.
One serve is a small handful (30g), and can be enjoyed as a snack, sprinkled over your meals, added to cereals or yoghurt, and with salads. At We Feed You we use a range wide variety including almonds, cashews, pine nuts and pumpkin seeds in our meals for nutrition, flavour and crunch.
We also use extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) for cooking which is rich in unsaturated fats and contains antioxidants such as vitamin E. It is a high-quality oil suitable for cooking and use in salads. Whilst, it may cost a bit more, We Feed You are not ones to scrimp on costs when it comes to high quality ingredients and yes, we only use locally sourced Australian EVOO.
Fibre is an important nutrient that helps to induce the feeling of fullness. It also has a wide range of health benefits and can support people to achieve a healthy bodyweight. Fibre helps to keep your gut ecosystem thriving, and different fibres help in different ways. The best approach is to eat a wider range of fibre from different sources such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, breads and cereals, nuts and seeds. You’ll definitely tick many of these off when enjoying our meals.
The Heart Foundation recommends that adults should aim for approx. 25–30 g daily. Our Lamb and Grain Salad has 13g so that’s nearly half your intake in just one meal.
At We Feed You, we salute healthy appetites, and we think meal portions should be satisfying. You’ll find most of our meals are 350-400g. They’re packed with all the good stuff such as fibre, protein, healthy fats and veggies which helps with satiety whilst also packing in the nutrition.
Laura on Google Reviews, has tried many ready meals providers but We Feed You is now her meal of choice. “I have tried a few meal boxes prior to this bit these meals are by far superior. Everything tastes so fresh and unlike others I have tried, they are actually really tasty and not bland. Portions are great, ingredients are healthy and the range of meals make you actually look forward to sitting down to have one.”