Eating enough food to provide energy for body function is vital but, when we consume more energy (calories or kilojoules) than we use we can gain weight. By knowing the energy value of foods we can estimate how much we're taking in to make sure we don't consume more than we need.
However, energy is only one of the things to watch when you are trying to eat a healthy and wholesome diet. It is also very important to keep the intake of salt and saturated fats down in order to lower the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke - eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. At Gourmet Meals we offer well-balanced meals with a good variety of vegetables in order to ensure an adequate intake of a variety of vitamins and minerals.
All the meals listed in our menu and on the website have icons listed next to them to inform you of the calories/kilojoules and the nutritional values. The explanation for each nutritional claim is listed below:
Low fat = Not more than 3% fat
Fat reduced = Not more than 10% Fat
Low salt = Not more than 120mg per 100g
Salt reduced = Not more than 400mg per 100g
High fibre = At least 3g of fibre per serve
High protein = At least 20g of protein per serve is a good source of protein
Dairy free = No dairy products used to manufacture this meal
Gluten Free = No gluten detected
* Gluten is derived from gluten-containing grains such as Barley, Rye, Oats and Wheat (BROW)
At Gourmet Meals we have your health interest at heart, so with regard to any customers who have any form of food intolerances or food allergies, please be aware that whilst all of our meals are free from gluten, added preservative and additives, there may be traces of products such as milk, eggs, soy, seafood, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, crustaceans and fish, as there is always a risk of cross contamination. However, if any of our products contain any of these allergens, they will be clearly mentioned on the labels. Gourmet Meals will not assume any liability for adverse reactions from the food consumed, or items one may come in contact with whilst eating any of our meals or itemised food sources.
For Nutritional Information and/or Allergen Information related to our Gourmet Meals, please click the appropriate link below: