Eating well at COOK has always been about knowing a meal has been hand-prepared with care using great ingredients, just like we would at home. It then comes down to using our common sense to eat a balanced diet (based on the government’s Eatwell Plate). This means not feeling guilty about enjoying the occasional treat but also making sure some meals are much healthier.
With this in mind, we’ve made some simple commitments to help people eat well:
To provide enough choice for a balanced (and delicious!) diet – assuming people add their own veg and carbs to a COOK main course.
To offer lots of options for vegetarians and those with a gluten or dairy intolerance.
To embrace the idea of occasional, indulgent treats for everyone.
To encourage people to eat together because we know in our bones it’s good for both body and soul.
Developing more new recipes that fit our “Love Eating Well” criteria, above.
Working with a nutritionist, we’ve developed four complete weekly meal plans to help you fall in love with eating well.
You’ll find a lot of meals at COOK now carry our Love Eating Well symbol – a yellow heart on the front of the packaging. That means the meal inside is under 600 calories and less than a third of an adult’s Reference Intake (RI) of sugar, salt, fat and saturated fat. With most of them, you’ll need to add a side or two – rice, potatoes, veg and so on – to make a meal out of it, but they are an easy choice for the many meal of the day for anyone looking to eat more sensibly. You might be surprised at some of the hearty COOK classics that meet these criteria…
Eating Less Meat
We’re also committed to promoting the idea of eating a bit less of the red stuff and more of the green.The amount of meat we eat is simply unsustainable and is impacting both our nation’s health and our planet (as meat production is carbon intensive).We are therefore committed to growing our range and sales of meat-free dishes and running a campaign to promote Meat Free May each year.
Pots for One
Our range of Pots for One all have fewer than 400 calories and less than a third of the recommended daily intake of salt, sugar, fat and saturated fat, which make them ideal for anyone counting calories.To see our range of Pots for One click here.