Nutritional information

An easier way to manage your diet 

Eating well is crucial for good health. At Oakhouse we take nutrition very seriously and we know how important it is to have all the information you need to choose meals that are right for your diet.

That's why we've done our best to make it easy - you’ll find clear and comprehensive details about ingredients, nutritional values and calorie content with each dish on our website. These details are all printed on our packaging and we also provide downloadable nutritional summaries for every dish in our range. 

In this section: 

For more information about guideline daily amounts, read what the Food Standards agency advises on food.gov.uk

Nutritionally balanced meals to suit you

You can rely on our ready meals to be satisfying and nutritionally balanced to help make managing your diet easier. We’re committed to providing you with all the information you  need to choose meals that are right for you and your diet. 

Low sugar

Cutting down on refined sugar – which is nothing but empty calories – is vital for our overall health and to avoid becoming overweight. The NHS recommends that a healthy balanced diet that is low in sugar is especially important if you suffer from conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Eating fewer sugary foods such as sweets, cakes and biscuits is a good start, but it’s also good to know that we offer a range of almost 200 products that contain less than 5g of sugars per 100g – clearly marked with our [LS] symbol. What’s more, most of our low fat dishes are also low in sugar – making it even easier to make healthier choices.

Low salt

Too much salt can raise your blood pressure, which puts you at increased risk of health problems such as heart disease and stroke. You don't have to add salt to food to be eating too much – 75% of the salt we eat is already in everyday foods such as bread, processed meats and many breakfast cereals. Adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day – that's around one teaspoon, and one easy way to eat less of it is to stop adding salt to your food during cooking and not have it at the dinner table. We offer a selection of specially developed Low to Moderate Salt dishes that contain 0.3g or less of salt per 100g without compromising on flavour. Look for the [S] symbol.

Low fat

We all need a small amount of fat as it’s an essential source of omega-3 and helps the body absorb vitamins A, D and E. But because any fat not used by your body to create energy is converted into body fat, eating too much can increase your weight. So current NHS guidelines advise reducing your overall fat intake. If you’re following a low fat diet, our range includes dishes with 3% fat or less per serving, clearly marked with our heart symbol.

Low saturated fat

Saturated fats are mainly found in meat – especially fatty cuts and dairy products such as cheese and butter. Most people in the UK eat too much of this kind of fat which is more likely to raise levels of ‘bad’ low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. This can lead to harmful fatty deposits developing in the arteries, which can restrict the flow of blood to the heart and brain, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

NHS guidelines suggest trying to swap saturated fats for unsaturated fats which can help lower cholesterol and protect the heart. These ‘good fats’ are found in nuts and plant oils – so you could try swapping butter for olive based spreads, or cooking with vegetable oil instead of lard. If you’re trying to cut down on saturated fat specifically, you can check the nutritional information that’s provided with all our products to see how many grams of fat per portion consist of saturates.

Low calorie

Cutting down on fat and carbohydrates like sugar, and sticking to a healthy weight helps reduce the risk of getting the main diseases linked with obesity: stroke, hypertension, heart disease, osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes and cancers such as breast and colon. For those trying to lose weight, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) states that the average person would need to consume 600 calories less each day to shed the pounds.

The good news is, watching your weight means you needn’t miss out on tasty, satisfying food as we offer over 150 dishes with less than 400 calories for a main meal, and less than 200 for a dessert. These are marked with our tick symbol.

We also offer vegan and vegetarian ready meals, as well as a wide selection of Mini Meals, in a smaller portion size, usually around 240g.

 

Puréed Meals

If you have a medical condition such as dysphagia and find chewing or swallowing difficult, we’ve created an appealing menu of 22 smooth, reshaped puréed meals and desserts. They’re suitable for anyone following a Texture C diet and help put dignity and pleasure back into dinnertimes. After all, we eat with our eyes first and it’s always more appetising to sit down to a meal that’s not only nutritionally balanced and full of natural flavours – but looks inviting too. 


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Nutritional information 

We offer the following downloadable information to help you choose the meals that suit your nutritional needs: 

Still have some questions? 

Our friendly and experienced Customer Services team will be more than happy to help you identify meals and desserts that meet your nutritional requirements. 

You can call us on 0333 370 6700, or alternatively, you can contact us online.

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