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      04.09.2013 18:53
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      Lovely!

      When it comes to food I tend to not really be a plain food fan. The fancier the better is usually the way I go food wise however there are times when I just want something simple to eat, something warming and more hearty and this one I have often. I am a fan of ready meals as you can probably tell from looking at my reviews lately! Living alone I find them filling enough for just me, cheap and lets face it the market is now saturated with all sorts of ready meals so if you like them the chances are you'll never get bored. I like Weightwatchers one cos I lost a lot of weight way back following their plan and with the help of these types of meals thanks to them labelling their points on them, so with these I know I'm being rather healthy and add to that my local frozen food centre sell loads from the range for just a pound, so you can imagine my two freezers stacked to the brim with this sort of thing Im sure! The Packaging: This meal comes in a box which is mainly purple in colour and it has a photograph shown on there of the hotpot and we are clearly told what it is and who it by and that the meal contains 6 points, that it only contains 226 calories and has 4.4g total fat content then on the back of the box we are told a small amount about the product, ingredients and allergy advice is given, there is a full nutritional chart shown, we are told how to heat through the meal (about 8 minutes in the microwave or 45 minutes in the oven, both ways from frozen), that it weighs 320g and contact details for the manufacturer are given. The Meal: What you get is a generous portion with this and I always simply heat it up in the emicrowave cos I'm lazy and get impatient waiting about when I'm hungry! You get thick slices of chicken breast which is tender, not greasy or stringy and quite plain in flavour and it comes in a thickish light brown gravy which is seasoned and has little pieces of mushroom, carrot and peas within it. It has a light flavour of onions (from onion powder looking at the ingredients) and chicken stock to it and it has some green herbs within it which I think is parsley. The other part of the meal is the diced potato which sits on top of the chicken mix though when you tip it out of its container it all mixes in which I appreciate anyway! The potatoes are well cooked, again not greasy and nicely seasoned. I find this meal to be quite filling, great tasting and really great quality. I doubt its as good as a lot of peoples hotpots but it is extremely tasty and if I'm being a bit naughty I will have a slice of bread and butter to dip in the rich slightly creamy almost gravy that the whole thing is in! Its lovely and I haven't got a bad word to say about it. Readily available in the freezer section of large supermarkets. This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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        09.03.2010 16:54
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        A tasty meal low in calories so great if you are watching your weight and still want something yummy

        My mum first bought a selection of weight watchers meals when they were on offer in Sainsburys (like they often are) and i tried this one and also another- the tomato and basil chicken with wedges, but this chicken hot pot is my favourite out of the two. The packaging is a cardboard box in purple with the weight watchers logo and points on the front. The product is bought from frozen and takes around 6-7 minutes to microwave cook (depending on the strength of your microwave), which is great if you want something quick for lunch or cannot be bothered with cooking one evening. I am trying to watch my weight a little so at 274 calories this hot pot is fantastic. I was a little sceptical at first about what it would taste like having so little calories and being a ready meal yet it is delicious. The white sauce is thick and creamy and there is a fair amount of tender chicken. It also contains potatoes and vegetables (peas, mushrooms,carrots) that are tasty. The only thing i would say is that it did not fill me up completely so if you are having it for dinner cook something to go with it or just have a bit of bread and butter on the side to fill you up a bit more. In terms of price it is about £1.50 for 320g, but like i said they are often on offer in supermarkets, for example buy 4 for £5 or something similar.

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        07.02.2010 13:01
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        a great dish i'll buy again

        If you've been reading my reviews you'll know I often eat healthy meals when I can, and last night for dinner I had weight watchers' (from Heinz) Chicken Hotpot (its my nephews birthday today so I knew I'd be eating my body weight in cakes) and I was pleasantly surprised. The box had been in the freezer for quite a while now as I often choose meals that are a little more exotic, but I think I'll be trying some more of weight watchers 'traditional' offerings after this. As it tasted really good, like something my mum would make; the sauce was really creamy which is surprising as the pack is only 274 calories and 3 percent fat (four and a half weight watchers point). There was a fair amount of chicken in it; about 6 lumps and considering its size 320g is very good, the meal also has some vegetables, carrots, peas, mushrooms and is topped with crispy paramentier (don't ask me) potatoes, which are really nice. The packaging is the standard weight watchers purple box, with a microwaveable plastic dish inside (cooks in about 7 minutes) and cost me a quid as it was on sale at the time (they often are though. A great meal I'll be having again, but a bit small so boil your self up some vegetables to go with it If you have any other questions feel free to message me Tony

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        01.02.2010 21:22
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        Well worth trying

        Heinz Weight Watchers Chicken Hotpot Description: Ready Meals / Tender pieces of chicken breast combined with select vegetables in a white sauce topped with parmentier potatoes. Like so many of us, I managed to eat and drink far too much over the festive season. Yes it was great at the time but now my jeans feel tight and I feel a little sluggish, so have been trying to eat healthy foods in order to lose a few pounds. One of the best ways for me to do this is avoid snacking of course, but because I work shifts, this isn't always easy. I find that far too often, I eat the wrong things at the wrong times, so the best way to prevent this is to make sure that I have a decent and fulfilling meal, which helps stop me reaching for snacks later. Unfortunately, another issue with working shifts is that I don't have as much time as I would like. That is why finding ready meals which are designed to help weight loss (as part of a calorie controlled diet) are a godsend. Having said that, they are often a bit tasteless too so this one is definitely worth trying as it is better than most. A 320g meal will cost you around £1.55 but I recently found them on offer in a local supermarket so it is worth keeping an eye out. I have tried a few of the Weight Watchers meals and generally found that they are okay, sometimes better than expected. They are found in the frozen section of the supermarkets and come in cardboard boxes which are predominantly purple. The meal can be cooked in the oven or the microwave which makes them handy for when you want something quick and convenient. The meal contains just 274 calories but is quite small so you may want to serve it with plenty of fresh vegetables or a nice piece of bread. Inside a delicious and creamy white sauce, you will find pieces of chicken breast, and diced carrots, peas and mushrooms. The topping is made from little squares of potato which are slightly crispy on top - more so if the meal is cooked in the microwave. The chicken is soft and tender and the vegetables are much more tasty than you would expect from a frozen meal. The sauce is the best bit for me though, it really is creamy so this doesn't feel like a healthy meal! If you are looking for a way to watch the calories while still having a tasty meal then this one is worth trying. I do recommend that you serve it with extra vegetables though because by itself, it doesn't seem enough and will leave you feeling peckish!

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        31.01.2010 11:46
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        A Delish Ready Meal From Weight Watchers

        This is one of my fave Weight Watchers meals, it was on offer in Morrisons last week with loads of the other meals so I stocked up on this one because I eat it a couple of times a week even though I don't go to Weight Watchers myself. It's quite a small meal so you might want to do some extra veg up with it, but it's perfect for a hot lunch or something when you're feeling a bit hungry but don't want a meal that's going to be too heavy or filling. In the meal there are quite a few pieces of chicken and they're bigger than I was expecting. The chicken is cooked lovely and has got a wicked tender texture as you're eating it. I love how the chicken has took up the flavour of the white sauce because it's so yummy and makes the chicken taste delish. There are a few peas and carrots in the hotpot and they're cooked nice but you can't taste them that much because the sauce is stronger than the taste of the vegetables. I think Weight Watchers should put more veg in their meals because it would make them bigger and more satisfying to eat. I think there are a few little mushrooms in it as well but I can't remember now so if you HATE mushrooms then you should check the box before buying it! lol The potatoes are delish and if you put salt and vinegar on them they've got a bit of a chippy taste. They are cut into little cubes so that when the meal is cooking they have got a bit of a crunchy outside but the middle of the potato is lovely and soft. They go proper nice with the smooth white sauce but I always make sure half of them aren't covered in sauce when I put it on my plate because I LOVE the taste of the potatoes on their own. You can either cook this Hotpot in the oven or nuke it, I'm not mad keen on microwaved meals though so I always do mine in the oven because it makes the potatoes go crispier and also the chicken goes a bit chewy and rubbery in the microwave. This meal has got less than 300 calories in it so like I said if you're feeling hungry you might as well have one of these because that's about the same calories as in a Mars Bar and this is actually loads nicer! Recommended!!!

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          23.01.2010 21:54
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          Stash 'em

          I do not follow Weight Watchers and never have, and probably never will but seeing these meals they really jumped out at me. I think it was the price. Morrisons currently have the Weight Watchers frozen meals priced at 70p. The current price at Tesco is £1.00 with a regular selling price of £1.45 - £1.49. This 320g ready meal will be found in the frozen product aisle. This meal is packaged in a plastic tray (which is suitable for both microwave heating and oven heating), inside a cardboard box. This meal less than 3% fat, with just 274 calories and 4&1/2 WW points. This meal smell lovely once heated and was a delicious combination of chicken breast slices, carrots, peas and mushrooms in a creamy sauce and topped with parmentier potatoes which are cubes of potatoes which are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy in the middle. This hotpot really does taste very nice. The vegetables are al dente and the chicken tender and juicy. The sauce is light and creamy and almost mustard-like in flavour. I really enjoyed this. My only gripe is the size of the portion, it is so small! Fortunately, this is very noticeable from the outset and I had prepared extra veg, mashed potato and broccoli. This made the whole meal very tasty and filling. I would definitely buy this again to stash in the freezer to have as PART of a main meal.

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          27.11.2009 15:00
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          A very good ready meal

          A low fat ready meal chicken hot pot, part of the Weight Watchers points range. Packaging The meal comes boxed in the traditional Weight Watchers colour of purple on the left of the box and a picture of the hot pot on the right. The meal is in a black microwave able tray with a clear film lid. The nutritional information and the cooking times are clearly shown on the sides of the box. The nutritional information is given in grams as well as Weight Watchers point's values. Cooking The meal can be microwaved in 7mins or oven cooked in 40mins. For either method the film lid is removed and the meal placed straight in the oven or microwave, nothing else needed. Having tried both ways of cooking and the oven cooking does produce better results, however if you do not have the time and as you bought a ready meal I doubt you do, the results form microwaving the meal are perfectly fine. The meal The Hot Pot looks appetising, not a bad feat for a low fat ready meal! The meal is made from potatoes, mixed veg, chicken and a creamy sauce. The sauce is the major triumph of this meal, it is so creamy I cannot believe it is low fat, just the thing you need on those diet days. The chicken content is not huge but neither is it stingy, the veg can be a little soft if microwaved but has flavour enough. The meal while not huge is enough to satisfy you and keeps me full until the next meal. It is probably more a lunch rather than a dinner. Nutrition I will not list all the figures but as a low fat meal the fat and calorie content are important. The meal has 7.5g of fat of which 3.7g are saturated and 220 calories. It is 4 weight watchers points. The meal also has 1.5g of salt, high but all ready meals are and it is only 25% of the daily allowance so is not too bad. Verdict I really enjoyed this ready meal, in fact I have just bought two more. The taste is great compared to some other ready meals I have tried and it did not taste like it was a low fat meal. I bought mine on offer at Tesco for £1, a great price for a meal but at only £1.42 again at Tesco, it is great value at any time. Definitely a must for all dieter's freezers.

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            21.11.2009 23:50
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            Worth buying

            Heinz Weight Watchers Chicken Hotpot Description: Ready Meals / Tender pieces of chicken breast combined with select vegetables in a white sauce topped with parmentier potatoes. I have had a couple of ready meals from the Weight Watchers range before and usually found them quite appetising. As with the rest of the range, this meal comes in a purple box with the logo on the front and a picture of the food. These are great for convenience as they can be cooked in the oven, or in the microwave. It does say that they are best cooked in the oven, but I always use the microwave as I tend to take these to work for a quick lunch. See the pack for instructions and timings. I paid £1.56 for this meal which comes in a 320g pack. They can often be found on offer though and it is worth stocking up when they are. I found this was quite appetising to smell and look at. The sauce appears quite rich and creamy, which is good because you know that it is Weight Watchers and therefore, not bad for you! When you eat it, it tastes quite creamy too and there are plenty of potatoes to soak up the sauce. Unfortunately, there wasn't very much chicken, and the bits that were in there were not as tender as they could have been. Having said that, it was still quite good for a ready meal. Nutritional info as follows; nutrient per 100g per 320g (serving) Energy kCal 261 kCal Energy 1,101 kJ Protein 15.2 g Carbohydrate 33.4 g of which sugars 7.1 g Fat 7.4 g of which saturates 2.5 g Fibre 1.9 g Sodium 0.8 g Salt Equivalent 2.0 g In summary, this meal was creamy and tasty and quite well seasoned. It would have been improved by more chicken, but the vegatables were tasty enough. I ate this with a chunk of bread, and felt quite fulfilled afterwards, but to be honest, if I had eaten it without bread, may still have felt a little hungry as it isn't very big. Having said that, portion contol is an integral part of a healthy diet, so maybe I just need to concentrate on eating a little less! This meal wasn't outstanding, but it was tasty enough and I would buy it again. If you are looking to lose weight or simply try to maintain a healthy figure, then this could certainly be worth trying.

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            16.10.2009 01:22
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            My mum got a few of these weight watchers meals in over the summer. I was massively hungry and we had no food in. I was not massively enthusiastic about tucking into one of these, but, i must say, it was a pleasant surprise. Intro ------ Weight watchers do a selection of their own branded produce which are designed, obviously, to try and attempt to help people to lose weight. They are generally low in calories and fat in order to achieve this. This hotpot is no different. Taste ------ I really enjoyed this meal. It has a very creamy, mushroomy sauce which really sets off the rest of the food nicely. It comes with chicken and an assortment of vegetables, as you would expect from a hotpot. The one downside was that because the chicken has been microwaved it is slightly rubbery in texture, however, you get this from most microwaveable products so it did not really surprise me. Price ------ The price of this product is farily reasonable. In my local costcutter they come in at about the £1.80 mark, which is pretty reasonable for a ready meal. Ease of cooking ------------------- As with most ready meals, it is very easy to cook. Simply take out of the box, pierce the film lid, microwave for 9 mins and hey presto! You have a lovely meal ready for you. Nutritional info ------------------ Obviously this is the reason you buy the product, so its quite important. nutrient per 100g per 320g (serving) Energy kCal 261 kCal Energy 1,101 kJ Protein 15.2 g Carbohydrate 33.4 g of which sugars 7.1 g Fat 7.4 g of which saturates 2.5 g Fibre 1.9 g Sodium 0.8 g Salt Equivalent 2.0 g Summary ----------- A great addition to your stock cupboard, especially when trying to save a few pounds!

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            26.09.2009 12:54
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            A low fat, tasty, reasonably priced ready meal

            Not bad! The chicken hotpot is very reasonably priced and takes approximately 8 minutes to cook in the microwave, so is a convenient fairly healthy option when your in a rush or can't be bothered to cook. The Taste I was surprised at the taste especially for a low fat micro-waved ready meal, I found it very tasty. If I have one downside it is that it tastes quite salty. But apart from that the chicken was tender and the potatoes and vegetables just right. The sauce was creamy and very tasty. Nutritional label I was very pleased to read that there were no hydrogenated fats, also known as trans fats which are man made fats which are very bad for us and raise our cholesterol levels. They also claim that there are no artificial colours, which again is very pleasing as so many ready meals are packed full of artificial ingredients which have undesirable effects on the body. Chicken Hotpot Per pack (320grams) Per 100g Calories - 274 85 calories Fat - 8.8 grams 2.75 grams Saturated fat - 3.3 grams 1.03 grams Of which sugar - 6.8 grams 2.12 grams Salt - 2 grams 0.6 grams National Guidelines (based on 100 grams) Sugar (grams) - High = over 15g, Medium = 5-15g, Low = 5g or below Fat (grams) - High = over 20g, Medium = 3-20g, Low = 3g or below Saturated Fat (grams) - High = over 5g, Medium = 1.5-5g, Low = 1.5g or below Salt (grams) - High = over 1.5g, Medium = 0.3-1.5g, Low = 0.3g or below The label gives both the values for the whole pack (320 grams) and for 100 grams. It is the 100 grams column that we need to compare to national guidelines to assess whether the food product is high or low in certain nutrients. After reviewing the nutritional label and comparing against nutritional guidelines it can be seen that this product is very good. The total fat, saturated fat and sugar content are all low, and the salt content was medium, as expected from the salty taste. It is important to monitor the amount of salt in foods because an increased salt intake can increase blood pressure, which in turn can increase our risk of heart disease. The recommended intake for salt per day is 6 grams (equal to 1 teaspoon). Tip: don't be mislead by food companies quoting sodium values instead of salt. To get the real salt value you need to multiply sodium by 2.5. Food companies do this to make it look like the salt value is lower than it actually is. Summary In summary I would recommend this product as a low fat, reasonably priced healthy convenient tasty option. I wouldn't suggest an over consumption of microwavable ready meals because although this product has been shown to be low in fat it will still lack the amount of vitamins and minerals that you get from freshly prepared foods due to the processing and cooking methods used.

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              28.08.2009 11:11
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              A good option for weight watchers but be aware of the salt content

              I bought 3 of the frozen meals from this range on offer in Asda this week as I knew that over the next few weeks I am going to have a coulple of nights where I only need cook for myself due to the other half being otherwise engaged. The offer was 3 meals for £4, making each meal work out at £1.33, individually they retail at £1.46 so while this isnt an exceptional saving it does mean a saving of around 40p off the three meals in total. I do generally like these meals and have yet to find one that I do not really like, the fact that they are already points calculated and can go straight from freezer to microwave is an added bonus and makes for a speedy and convenient meal. This meal is calculated to be 4.5 points which is fairly low for a main meal and means that I was able to enjoy a small bread roll with some low fat spread alongside it. In nutritional terms this product contains 274 calories and 3.3g of saturated fat. It is, I noticed, a little on the high side in terms of salt however (which I went back and looked at after thinking it tasted quite salty) containing 0.8g of sodium which equates to 2g of salt or a third of the recommended daily intake. As the portion size is not huge this does seem high to me. The hotpot takes 8 minutes in the microwave or a rather long 45 minutes in the oven (which it does say is the best method of cooking it, but I am not that patient!). On tipping onto a plate it looks very appetizing, siceable chunks of chicken breast in a tasty looking sauce with pieces of parsnip and carrots, peas and patmentier potatoes. On tasting this I really enjoyed the first few mouthfulls before I started to notice the salty aspect and went to check the packet. This did not overwhelm the dish but I think because I generally do not add salt where I can help it and minimise it in my diet, it was just quite noticable to my palate. The portion size looks pretty small on the plate but is actually a nice amount which does fill you up and probably highlights the fact that we all overestimate what a proper portion size should be! I thought that the potatoes in this dish were particularly nice, seeming to taste sauteed and being crisp on the outside and light and fluffy in the middle, I did wish that there were more potatoes in the dish but again I think this is my sub-conscious complaining about the portion size overall! For a ready meal this is tasty, convenient and well balanced although personally I would prefer it to contain less salt and for that reason I am not sure I would pick up this particular product again.

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              05.06.2009 14:33
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              I do like the odd ready meal. I know people say they aren't as healthy for you, can be full of salt, and are a waste of money, but they are just so convenient. Mostly I have these at night time, but due to the amount of calories in 1, I can even have a "proper" meal for my lunch. This one has been out for years and is one of my favourites. The Weight Watchers meals are made by Heinz and this is available in the frozen food section. Generally next to all the other ready meals. The pack size is 320g and roughly costs £1.40. Often on the Weight Watchers meals you can get 2 for £2 on this price point meals, and there is a few different ones to choose from. There is only 274 calories in this meal, so that is why sometimes I have this instead of a sandwich, as it makes a nice change. The box is a purple coloured and has a picture of the product on the front. As with most food pictures, it does look nicer than what it is, but don't take that to mean that it is ugly looking, it's just that they have bigged it up a bit in the picture. The food sits in a black plastic tray with a cellophane lid over it. The tray used to be a sturdy cardboard one, which was good for recycling purposes, but not ideal for you to heat up and perhaps eat out of. There was just something about eating out of cardboard at work that seemed a bit depressing! So now to the food, that would be a good idea! This is tender strips of Chicken Breast in a sort of gravy. There is Onions, Carrots and Peas mixed in, and there is a generous amount of Potato slices on top. I like to eat this from a bowl, so I put the Potato's on the bottom of the bowl and scoop the rest of it over them. That way the Potato gets a nice gravy coating. I know some people have said that the vegetables aren't that exciting in here, but they are just what I like. This is a pretty simple dish, and very flavoursome. So that's the good things, any bad things to report? Well there isn't a huge amount of eating in this. Yes, it is only 274 calories and yes it is only 320g, but sometimes you need a little bit more for your tea than this. You could always team it up with other Veg, or I sometimes just have a couple of Weight Watchers bread slices with this, which I dip into the gravy. There isn't too much Chicken in here either, but the Chicken there is is nice, tender and tasty. All in all a great meal. It makes you feel like you are having a proper healthy meal, and not some yukky diet grub!

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                27.05.2009 01:03
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                Convenient, Cheap, Tasty, Healthy, Ace

                I normally feel a bit guilty about purchasing Ready Meals and not cooking a proper meal - however occasionally I do work odd hours so I don't want to come in late and start cooking with saucepans and what not! I am also a follower of Weight Watchers (or Hippo Club as my mean elder brother refers to it!), so I do also count food points on a daily basis - therefore trying the Chicken Hot Pot (with its amount of points neatly labeled on the front) seemed like a very good idea! The theory behind Weight Watchers for those unfamiliar with it - is that each food is allocated a certain number of points. Those that are following the programme have a certain number of points that they can fulfill throughout the day - the idea being that if you stick within your allocated points - it will hopefully help you loose weight. Cooking The meal itself is produced by Heinz and is available from the freezer cabinet in supermarkets. It comes in a black carton and you can either cook it in the microwave for approx 8 minutes or in the oven for approx 45 minutes. I have tried cooking the hot pot both ways and have decided that it tastes slightly better when cooked in the oven - this is explained below. The Main Event - Eating!! The hot pot consists of several slices of chicken breast in a creamy sauce. There are also carrots, mushrooms, peas and to top it all off small, cubed, roastie style potatoes. The chicken doesn't taste at all rubbery like it can in some frozen ready meals and is instead quite tender. You also get quite a large portion. The sauce is similar to condensed chicken soup and this is also similar to the smell of the hotpot overall. The sauce is very creamy and tastes great. However the vegetables (though quite few in number) do taste better overall when this is cooked in the oven. When cooked in the microwave the vegetables can be quite soft and squishy. It also tastes more 'home cooked' when warmed in the oven. Nutrional Information Obviously for a Weight Watchers follower (and someone a little lazy like myself!)- having the points already worked out on the cardboard packaging makes this an easy meal to add to your diet - without having to work out what is in it! I found that the portion size is quite enough to fill me up and satisfy my appetite and as it's only worth 4 ½ points on the Weight Watchers programme you can add a dessert after and not feel too guilty. For those not following Weight Watchers this would also make for a healthy meal. It only contains 270 calories and less than 3% Fat. Conclusion This meal is very quick to prepare and very convenient. The worst thing about dieting is that sometimes you can feel deprived or that you are missing out on treats - however this is really, really tasty and I think I would happily eat this regardless of whether I was following the Weight Watchers plan or not. The hot pot costs approx £1.50 - however I have regularly seen them on offer in supermarkets.

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                  What's better than a lovely home cooked meal? Something that tastes just as great as a home cooked meal, but only takes 8 minutes to cook and isn't going to make you gain 10lbs. For the past month or so, I've been eating the Weight Watchers ready meals nearly everyday, not just because of their low calorie content, but because they genuinely taste wonderful! So what's on the menu today? Chicken Hotpot. According to the front of the box, "Tender chicken breast slices in a delicate creamy sauce, with carrots, peas and mushrooms, topped with crispy parmentier potatoes." The meal comes in a black plastic tray, inside a medium sized purple box (just like the one shown above), with a picture of the meal wrapped around one side. From what I can see on the front of the box, it looks absolutely delicious! On the front of the box, just underneath the Weight Watchers logo and food description, there is an at a glance nutritional information section. This is handy to see the main nutritional information before even removing it from the freezer in store! On the back of the box, you are told that the meal has no artificial colours and no hydrogenated fats. The ingredients, company information and nutritional information is also on the back of the box, with the heating instructions on the side. You can cook this in two ways - in the microwave or in the oven. I opted for the microwave option as the oven option would take 40-45 minutes - the same length of time that I could prepare and cook my own meal. I was told to remove the film lid before cooking and then to pop it in the microwave on full power for 8 minutes, then leave to stand for one minute. The cooking time changes depending on the wattage of your microwave. After around 5 minutes of the meal being in the microwave, a strong chicken-y aroma started wafting round my kitchen, it smelled just like homemade chicken soup! After the full 8 minutes (and an additional extra minute to let it stand), I had a perfectly cooked, delicious smelling chicken hotpot sitting on my plate. I could see that the chicken and potatoes were both cut into bite size chunks - perfect, because I only have one working hand it the minute (hint; be extremely careful when using scissors, they can leave your left hand immobile for a while). The potatoes were a lovely golden colour, and the chicken looked moist and tasty. I could also see plenty of carrots and peas, plus other mystery chunks (after checking the back of the box, I found out that the mystery chunks were parsnips), there were only two or three mushrooms, but I was glad about that because mushrooms and I don't react well with each other. The sauce was thick, creamy, and dusky yellow in colour. Kind of. It was like a dull honey mustard colour. To taste, it was very chicken-y, just like the scent. The vegetables didn't have much of a taste, which was disappointing, and they were quite mushy, but the potatoes and chicken were both perfect, you'd never know they were microwaved in a ready meal. By the time I'd chomped up half of it, I was already feeling pretty full, so I decided to stop there, but let me tell you this, if I had a bottomless appetite, I would have continued until it was all gone! It was delicious. In this 320g meal there is - 274 calories - 15.2g of protein - 33.4g of carbohydrates (6.8g of which sugars) - 8.8g of fat (3.3g of which saturates) - 1.8g of fibre - 0.8g of sodium - 2.0g of salt equivalent Compared to the guideline daily amounts for average adults, this is wonderful - these are also included on the box, but I won't bore you with those because you can find them absolutely anywhere! I bought this meal (and 4 others) for £1.50 each from Asda, but then found out that they are only £1 in Iceland, so I may have to start heading there to buy them. Overall, this meal is yummy, cheap, filling and quick to make, but whether I'll buy it again or not is another question. I've found that the other Weight Watchers meals are tastier. Thanks for reading!

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                    20.04.2009 12:53
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                    Alot of people think that low fat food is low in taste and low in quality. In some cases this would be true but not with this. This product comes in a handy plastic tray that you can just pop into the microwave and eat it straight out of that. This minumizers washing up. I eat one for my dinner at work because it is quick, easy and convinient. This meal consists of chicken breast slices in a creamy sauce with carrots, peas and mushrooms, topped with crispy potatoes. The meal has 274 calories and less than 3% fat which equals to 4.5 weight watchers points value. They can be stored in the fridge or freezer and can be cooked from frozen. They can be cooked in the oven or in the microwave. Microwave-In a 750 watt microwave you will need to cook on full power for 8 minutes and allow to stand for one minute. Oven-Cook at 200 degrees c for 40-45 minutes and then allow to stand for a minute. Prices of this mean vary from differnt shops but it is usually about £1.50. Some shops have special offers available. This is one that is definately worth a try and I would recommend to anyone

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                    Tender pieces of chicken breast combined with select vegetables in a white sauce topped with parmentier potatoes.