Let’s be honest for a second, life is busy enough for most people with work, kids and just getting home on time before smashing dinner and passing out only to do it again. 

If you’re lucky enough to have a significant other who can cook a delicious and healthy meal for you and the whole family then you better be thankful and wash those dishes like they were a top-of-the-line Ferrari!

When you start a weight loss journey food is always top of mind especially when it comes to dinner. While we have several simple and delicious recipes on here, we know lots of you don’t have time or have any skills to whip them up (always a good time to learn). 

Not a day goes past that we don’t get asked by our community about what to eat for dinner that will help keep them on track when you don’t have time or could be bothered to cook.

When it comes to these kinds of meals you really need to pay attention to the nutritional. Focus on the below

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You will see a trend through our picks as we focus on a higher amount of protein vs carbs and overall calories. If you focus on high protein and low carb then calories should take care of themselves. This way you are fuller for longer and not eating empty calories.

Our other biggest tip is to try to focus on meals that are chilled/fresh as opposed to frozen if you can.

Now obviously personal taste comes into play but there are HEAPS of other options to suit you because at the end of the day that’s what you need to do.

So here are our top 10 packaged meals that are delicious and will keep you on track to your weight loss goals.

(This list is independent and not paid for with cash or product in any way by the brands we mention, we just like what they’re doing. Feel free to send us some food tho ;))

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Boys this one is a no-brainer, a balance of protein and carbs. If you haven’t jumped on the turkey bandwagon yet get on it.

  • Protein – 50g
  • Carbs – 13g
  • Fat – 10g
  • Calories – 350

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Hola amigos! This spicy number is epic with the higher protein, lower carb, and a kick of flavour to keep you coming back.

  • Protein – 45g
  • Carbs – 32.4g
  • Fat – 14.2g
  • Calories – 458

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Not only is this a tasty dish it’s loaded with protein and you can pick them up nationally at coles.

  • Protein – 40.8g
  • Carbs – 27g
  • Fat – 14.6g
  • Calories – 418

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This bad boy should be a go-to because it looks, feels, and tastes like comfort food. Pair that with a simple Salad kit from coles and you have a complete meal for around 550 calories (including salad)

  • Protein – 42g
  • Carbs – 24g
  • Fat – 19g
  • Calories – 447

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In an Australian tradition of having Lamb, this hits the spot. Just like your mum made it but it is a handy little packet.

  • Protein – 37g
  • Carbs – 29g
  • Fat – 12g
  • Calories – 385

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A simple dish with everything you need as it’s PACKED with protein and a little kick to get the tastebuds going.

  • Protein – 50g
  • Carbs – 13g
  • Fat – 10g
  • Calories – 350

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Now, this ain’t no colonel sanders but it’s pretty good for what it is. The Fuel’d range is a bigger serving than the normal meals so keep an eye on the overall calories because they can creep up.

  • Protein – 38.9g
  • Carbs – 46g
  • Fat – 22.3g
  • Calories – 565

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A classic dish that we all know and love. For a total of only 389 calories and over 40g of protein, it should be a go-to.

  • Protein – 42.8g
  • Carbs – 29.9g
  • Fat – 16.3g
  • Calories – 389

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This is the definition of curry in a hurry! done in about 5 minutes this guy has almost 50g of protein!

  • Protein – 46.9g
  • Carbs – 28.7g
  • Fat – 21.7g
  • Calories – 500

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Now you might not think of these but they are of amazing value starting at $6.50 per meal! A few of them are pretty good and easy to pick up on your next trip to coles.

  • Protein – 32.2g
  • Carbs – 21g
  • Fat – 20.3g
  • Calories – 404