You’re standing in the supermarket aisle looking at two similar products, trying to decide
which to choose. You want to make the healthier choice, but you’re in a hurry.
If you’re buying ready meals, check to see if there’s a nutrition label on the front of the
pack, and then see how your choices stack up when it comes to the amount of energy, fat,
saturated fat, sugars and salt.
If the nutrition labels use colour coding, you will often find a mixture of red, amber and
green. So, when you’re choosing between similar products, try to go for more greens and
ambers, and fewer reds, if you want to make a healthier choice.
But remember, even healthier ready meals may be higher in fat and energy than the
homemade equivalent. If you make the meal yourself, you could save money, too.