80g raw vegetable is a standard weight providing 1 of your 5-a-day. If a dish contains 100g, or even 300g of one type of vegetable it still only counts as 1 of your 5-a-day.
5-a-day guidelines regarding protein-based vegetables such as lentils, chickpeas and soya beans, recommend that only 1 of your 5-a-day should be based on 'legumes'.
Pulses and lentils are great providers of plant-based protein, but they are generally lower in other nutrients. The NHS guidelines state that 80g pulses and lentils count as 1 of your 5-a-day. But consuming more pulses or lentils will not count towards more of your 5-a-day. Pulses are generally cheaper and require less preparation work, many companies bulk out their products with pulses, something we never do.
Most of our dishes exclude the main carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta) although we sometimes include healthier carbs such as quinoa and bulgar wheat.
All our dishes are freshly made and free from preservatives, sulphur dioxide, as well as free from egg. Where our dishes contain mustard or celery it is clearly stated.
We use oil, salt and sugar sparingly - just enough to achieve the tastiest dishes, and no more.
Many of our dishes contain seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin or sesame seeds. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that our dishes do not contain traces of nuts or lupins.