After months of wanting to try out the meals from We Feed You, I finally got my chance. The company exhibited at the Melbourne Gluten Free Expo this year, bringing along 8 of their meals. Thanks to the expo pricing I only paid $75 for all 8, which was a great deal. While they only had 8 available at the expo, their range currently includes a total of 16 meals. The We Feed You products are loving crafted by nutritionist and dietitians to make sure we get the most out of our food. Every meal is gluten free as well as having no onion or garlic. Furthermore, at this point in time, the majority of the meals are also low fodmap. We Feed You also caters for vegans, vegetarians and other intolerances. For their full range, you can head to their website.
The eight meals from the range I was able to review are:
- Miso Tofu and Edamame $10.95
- Moroccan Chicken with Quinoa $12.95
- Slow Cooked Beef $13.95
- Spicy Pulled Pork with Quinoa $13.95
- Miso Chicken and Rice $12.95
- Asian Vegetables with Brown Rice $10.95
- Lemon and Ginger Chicken $12.95
- Chinese Spiced Lamb $13.95
If you have been following me on social media then you would have seen that for the last week and a bit I’ve been enjoying these meals for work lunches. I prepared all of the meals as per the instructions, although I found that peeling the corner of the plastic film did help when removing it once cooked. I found across the board that We Feed You lightly seasons the meals so that all tastes can enjoy them. Therefore, on the odd occasion, I did feel the need to add just a little extra salt and pepper.
Miso Tofu and Edamame
Out of the two vegan meals, I purchased this was definitely my favourite. I’d also happily eat it again and again. I really love edamame. The full meal is Miso Tofu and Edamame with carrot and pickled cabbage. The ingredients include things like kale, ginger and the green portions of spring onions which are suitable for low fodmaps. Of course, tofu isn’t everyone’s favourite ingredient but it cooked well. Especially since it was just heated in the microwave. The tofu wasn’t rubbery or chewy and had a light miso flavour. The addition of the edamame means that the meal is really filling. It is a light and refreshing lunch. This meal aside from being vegan and gluten free is also Low Fodmap, lactose and garlic free.
Moroccan Chicken with Quinoa
The Moroccan chicken with quinoa, green olives, tomato and preserved lemon was scrumptious. The chicken was packed full of flavour and I could eat this meal over and over again. With a range of spices including sumac, cinnamon and ground cardamon it wasn’t bland. The coriander thankfully wasn’t overpowering and there was an added sweetness from the ginger and lemon. This meal is gluten free, low fodmap, lactose, onion and garlic free.
Slow Cooked Beef
This was a different set up than the other meals. The Slow cooked beef with green beans and cherry tomatoes was less stir-fry or risotto and more meat and veg. It was a bit tricky to separate the three components though once cooked but I managed. The beef was very tender and had a lot of tomato flavour. I love warm cherry tomatoes so these were a lovely addition. The beans were a little watery perhaps but nothing to complain about. The addition of almonds added a slight crunch but the most interesting ingredient is the anchovies which I could taste almost immediately. It was weird but wouldn’t stop me eating it again. The beef is gluten free, low fodmap, lactose, onion and garlic free.
Spicy Pulled Pork with Quinoa
The full name for the meal is Spicy Pulled Pork with quinoa, blackbeans and sweetcorn and it was the first of the meals I tried. I was a little disappointed that it didn’t seem spicy at all to me. I know that I do have a high chilli tolerance so perhaps it is spicy to others but it fell short for me. Other than that though, the meal itself was delicious. The combinations made it seem liked a quinoa risotto and worked really well together. It was filling and the coriander didn’t overpower the dish. The spicy pulled pork is of course gluten free, as well as lactose-free and onion and garlic free. This meal is part of their active range, which means it contains high-quality carbs and protein to support an active lifestyle. I would happily eat this meal again.
Miso Chicken and Rice
This was the final meal I tried and it includes water chestnuts and black sesame seeds. This is a delicious light stir fry kind of meal. Water chestnuts add a slight crunchy texture and by using minced chicken the protein was evenly distributed. If you aren’t a fan of miso flavouring don’t worry too much, it definitely didn’t punch me in the face. It is an undertone in the meal so it shouldn’t be an issue if you don’t enjoy miso. The brown jasmine rice definitely fills you up just as much as the range of greens included. I’d recommend after cooking this to drain the excess liquid as it did seem a little watery. This meal is gluten free, low fodmap, onion and garlic free and lactose-free.
Asian Vegetables with Brown Rice
This was the only one of the meals that I didn’t overly enjoy. That’s not to say it isn’t a nice meal, I just found the Vietnamese mint very overpowering. I actually ended up throwing out some of this meal because it wasn’t to my tastes. The full meal is called Asian vegetables with brown rice and Vietnamese mint so it makes sense that it is a dominant flavour. The meal is promoted with lots of ginger and you can tell, it is a little sweet in flavour. As well as being gluten free, it is vegan, low fodmap, lactose-free and onion and garlic free.
Chinese Spiced Lamb
The Chinese spiced lamb is accompanied by green veggies, peanuts and brown rice making it a complete and delicious meal. This was definitely my favourite of the bunch with beautifully spiced lamb shoulder. The description on the website says that the lamb is cooked in cumin and schezuan spices and they shine through that meat. The peanuts add a crunchy texture and earthiness to the dish which helps add depth of flavour. With other additions like bok choy, kale and zucchini the meal is well balanced. I’d happily eat this again. This protein-packed meal is again part of their active range in addition to being gluten free, lactose-free and low fodmap.
Lemon and Ginger Chicken
With kale, zucchini and brown rice this lemon and ginger chicken is a simple dish with lots of flavours. Similarly to the miso chicken, I would recommend draining this one of the excess liquid as I found it dampened the flavour slightly. With chicken breast chunks through the dish, sweetened by the use of ginger and lemon. This is another meal I’d happily eat again maybe adding a touch more gluten free soy sauce though. However, if you aren’t a fan of kale then give this meal a skip though, as the kale is definitely a dominant flavour. This is part of the active range as well as being gluten free, low fodmap, lactose, onion and garlic free.
That’s it for the meals that I got to try. Currently the other eight consist of:
- Just Bolognese $14.00
- Spiced Lentil Dahl $11.95
- Saffron Rice with Fish $12.95
- Vegetable Green Curry $10.95
- Fragrant Chicken Curry $12.95
- Cauliflower and Whitebean Bake $10.95
- Chickpeas & Spiced Eggplant $10.95
- Spicy Korean Chicken $12.95
With a rapidly expanding delivery zone, We Feed You is now available in more and more locations. Including Greater Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula, with services in regional Victoria including Bendigo and Ballarat. The minimum order size is 5 meals and the delivery price varies depending on location. Your location also determines the free shipping threshold and what days you will get a delivery. As a general rule, the orders close 2 days before your delivery date at 10 am. For the most accurate and specific information check the delivery page on their website.
Have you tried any of the We Feed You Meals, if so what did you think?
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Until Next Time;
Ashlee; The Aussie Coeliac.