Monday, 27 October 2014

Ilumi

This is one of the most exciting blog posts I’ve done so far.


 



 

Ilumi* are based in County Durham and they have produced a wonderful range of nut-, gluten- and milk-free foods.


The meals are so well thought out that they are safe to eat for people with certain allergies.

 

Taken straight from their website, their mission is: to create delicious, colourful, deeply flavoursome foods that our customers can trust, to make them accessible and convenient, and to spread the word about eating for wellness to the wider community.

 

I personally think that this is an amazing mission to have. I’m sure that many food companies out there have this, or similar, as their mission when creating food products but it is not always written so obviously on their website.

 

The products that I have been trying this week are under the 7-day meal plan, in which you get 10 x meals, 5 x sides, 4 x soups and 3 x ilumi-endorsed products. That’s 22 products for £44.99, bargain!




 

 

 

 

 


These meal plans are new and there are 4 options – 7-day, 14-day, 28-day and “try me pack”.

They are all portion controlled and so yummy plus you get to choose which meals you receive which is so much better than other companies who choose for you. I’m quite a fussy eater so I’d like to choose my food!!

 

The best part about their meal plans is that they can help you to:




  • Lose weight

  • Increase your energy

  • Sleep better

  • The meal plans are better value as you save over 30% than if you buy the products individually.



Not only do they send you your meal plan for your selected amount of days, on their website there are some helpful hints and tips that you can print off for yourself. On this page they give you a small shopping list that shouldn’t cost you too much, but it does help to ensure that you get all of your 5 a day. They also suggest to only have alcohol in moderation, as you should be anyway!

 


First up, the Spanish rice and vegetables. It comes in a tray and similar with your typical ready meal, you remove the sleeve, pierce the film lid and heat in the microwave for 2 ½ minutes.

In this pack there are 277 calories, I don’t think you can get a meal better than that!

It’s packed full of vegetables like butternut squash, yellow and red pepper, onion and tomatoes. Plus it’s made with brown rice instead of white rice.

Before I even sit down to eat it, I’m sold!

And once I’d eaten it, it turns out I got my hopes up a bit. I prefer my vegetables a bit al dente but these were really soft. The rice was perfect but it felt like there was just a bit too much seasoning for my liking!

 




It comes in a microwavable tray so it’s easy to cook!

 


Packed full of goodness!


The second product I want to share with you is the tomato and red pepper soup. At the time of deciding what to eat, I’d just done a long shift and wanted something I knew I would enjoy.

And it was so delicious! The balance of flavours was just right, and there were little pieces of tomato and red pepper, which gave it some texture. It wasn’t watered down at all and it wasn’t too thick like some soups can be, for me it really was the perfect soup!


 


 

Can you tell I enjoyed it?!


On the back of all their packets is a bout themselves with a line “irresistible taste you can trust”.

They claim to have their flavours locked in and 100% natural ingredients.

 



Nice and easy to understand!

 



*This post was sponsored by Ilumi and all views and opinions are 100% my own.



 

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