Asda ready meals: healthiest and low calorie options 

Eating healthy in the hardest month of they year - January - was just made a tiny bit easier with Asda's great ready meal range.

Asda ready meals: healthiest and low calorie options
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Eating healthy in the hardest month of they year - January - was just made a tiny bit easier with Asda's great ready meal range.

Christmas is over - gone are the days of mince pies for breakfast, Quality Street for lunch and a cheeky cheeseboard after dinner with a glass or two of wine. Until next year, anyway.

It's the start of the year again, and to make your life a little easier we’ve found the tastiest and cheapest low calorie meals (opens in new tab) for you to reach for at the end of a long day.

Simply add a load of veg to any of these delicious dishes for an extra oompf of healthy eating.

1. Good & Balanced Thai Red Chicken Curry, £2

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Calories 350 Fat 8.9g Sugar 9.6g Salt 1.2g

Great for an at-work lunch, hits 1 of your 5 a day, and is packed with flavour! If you’re not keen on too much of a kick it’s chilli rating is 1, and if spice is your thing simply add a dash of chilli sauce. Find out more.

2. Weight Watchers Creamy Mac & Cheese, £2

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Calories 344 Fat 9.7g Sugar 6.1g Salt 1.7g

Simply add a rainbow salad chocked full of salad leaves, chopped peppers, red onions and spinach leaves for a zero point addition to a delicious weekend dinner. Find out more.

3. Calorie Counted BBQ Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Mash, £2

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Calories 287kcal Fat 4.5g Sugar 16g Salt 0.97g

Hitting 1 of your 5 a day the high protein in this meal will leave you feeling fuller for longer, great to tuck into on a busy day. Find out more.

4. Calorie Counted Chicken & Prawn Paella, £2

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Calories 354kcal Fat 4.4g Sugar 9.1g Salt 1.4g

It might be dark, grey and drizzly right now but treat yourself to a delicious dose of sunshine with this Spanish dish – just imagine the sun, sea and Sangria. Find out more.

5. Good & Balanced Butternut Squash Falafel, £2

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Calories 341kcal Fat 7.8g Sugar 10g Salt 1.0g

A vegetarian feast the spicy cous cous and crispy kale makes this dish high in protein leaving you fuller for longer, plus it’s 2 of your 5 a day. Winning! Find out more.

6. Plant Based Spaghetti & Veggie Balls, £2.50

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Calories 473kcal Fat 19g Sugar 10g Salt 1.5g

If you’re giving Veganuary a go then this is the dish for you, pasta and veg smothered in a rich arrabbiata sauce seasoned with herbs and spices – delish. Find out more.

7. Vegan Spiced Cauliflower & Chickpea Open Topped Pie, £1.25

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Calories 353kcal Fat 19g Sugar 5.3gg Salt 0.82g

Got a dinner party coming up? Buy each guest one of these and serve with an array of veg and potatoes – perfect Veganuary feast. Find out more.

8. Plant Based Three Bean Chilli & Rice, £2.50

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Calories 428kcal Fat 4g Sugar 8.4g Salt 1.3g

With a chilli rating of 2 this is a spicy number! A trio of pinto, butter and kidney beans enveloped in a spiced tomato sauce. Perfect winter warmer. Find out more.

9. Slimzone Cottage Pie, £2

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Calories 343kcal Fat 7.7g Sugar 6.1g Salt 1.3g

Enjoy with a huge bowlful of fresh veggies for a super healthy kick. Find out more.

10. Weight Watchers from Heinz Chicken & Chorizo Paella, £2

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Calories 395 kcal Fat 6.8g Sugar 11g Salt 1.6g

A great and delicious mid-week feast, a taste of the med with smoky chorizo and tender chicken – tuck in and enjoy! Find out more.

11 . Good & Balanced Cheese Ravioli & Spinach, £2

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Calories 302kcal Fat 8.4g Sugar 6.3g Salt 1.2g

Hitting 2 of your 5 a day this neat little pasta packs a punch, with herby tomato sauce, baby spinach and marinated baby plum tomatoes – So. Tasty. Find out more.

Which one will you try?