We break down everything you need to know about Kinela’s main meals and how they can benefit your health and wellbeing.
Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is the most effective (and delicious!) ways to improve your health and wellbeing. A balanced diet gives your body the nutrients it needs to work effectively, and can protect you against chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. That’s why Kinela’s meals can be such a powerful tool in your health journey. To find out more about the health benefits of Kinela’s main meals, jump to topics via the titles below or simply scroll down.
The top 10 health benefits of Kinela meals:
- They’re designed by health experts
- Balanced for better health
- Healthy portion sizes
- Support with weight loss
- Diabetes friendly
- More variety
- The benefits of frozen meals
- Sharing better health with others
- Free personalised meal planning
1. They’re designed by health experts
Healthy eating can be tricky. With so much confusing information out there about what is and isn’t ‘healthy’, it can be overwhelming trying to understand what is actually good for you. Kinela has taken the guess-work out of healthy eating by gathering a team of experts to create ready-made meals that are designed to support better health. All of Kinela’s main meals are developed by nutritionists and backed by an entire team of dietitians, to ensure that the meals are nutritionally balanced and portioned.
2. Balanced for better health
Trying to get the recommended amount of vegetables and nutrients each day (while also avoiding too much saturated fat, sodium and sugars), can be challenging. But Kinela is making it easier by making sure all main meals contain at least 3 of the 5 food groups; an average of 2 serves of vegetables; no added saturated fat; less than 600mg of sodium; a good source of protein; and a good source of fibre in every serve. Everything is just ready to go to support a healthy and balanced diet.
3. Healthy portion sizes
Research has shown that people consistently eat more food when offered larger portions. So portion control is an important part of maintaining a healthy diet and a healthy weight range. Thankfully, all of Kinela’s main meals have been portioned by dietitians to support the health of adults, so you can be confident that you are eating a healthy amount at meal times.
But being healthy doesn’t mean you won’t also be satisfied! Kinela also designs its meals to have a good source of protein and fibre, which makes the meals a lot more filling.
4. Support with weight loss, weight gain and management
Whether you want to lose, maintain, or gain weight, Kinela’s balanced meals, meal planning service and dietetic services can support you towards your goals. “Kinela is such a unique service, which combines not only expert nutrition support from your very own dietitian, but your own personalised meal plan, and health ready-made meals delivered right to your door,” explains senior dietitian, Jamil Tuazon. “It takes all the guesswork out of reaching your goal weight and making huge improvements to your overall health and wellbeing. We’ve seen so many clients achieve such amazing things – and maintain their results as well!”
5. Diabetes friendly food options and support
Maintaining a consistently healthy diet is a critical part of managing diabetes, but also helping to prevent Type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes, it is recommended that you follow a healthy eating plan of nutritionally balanced meals, with reduced saturated fat, salt and added sugars – which are features of every Kinela main meal. By maintaining healthy portion sizes, Kinela meals can also help you to maintain a healthy body weight and allows for better blood glucose management. It also is recommended that you see a Kinela dietitian who can work with you to develop a healthy eating plan that is just right for you.
6. Get more variety in your diet and boost your health
Have you ever heard the phrase ‘variety is the spice of life’? It turns out that it’s more than just a saying. When it comes to eating, research shows that those who have the most variety within key food groups have better health and wellbeing, and also live longer! Eating a wide variety of healthy foods helps to keep you in good health and to protect against chronic disease. That’s why all of Kinela’s main meals contain at least 3 of the 5 food groups, so that you can access the variety of nutrients you need to support better health. Plus, with over 80 options to choose from in the Kinela menu, there’s lots of options to get more variety into your diet.
7. Frozen – to keep ingredients fresher for longer
Frozen meals can be stored for long periods of time and can also help to reduce food waste, but did you know they can also contain more nutrients? When food is snap-frozen immediately after cooking, all the freshness, flavor and nutrients in the food are ‘locked in’ while they’re at their peak. ‘Fresh’ food that sits in a fridge naturally degrades hour by hour, potentially losing not just its flavours and textures, but its vitamins and minerals as well. By creating frozen meals, Kinela makes sure your food is kept in optimum condition until the moment it hits your fork.
8. Sharing better health with others
Food is always better when it’s shared, and it’s even better when it’s healthy! Kinela offers companion meals for anyone in your family or circle of care at a discounted rate, so that you can enjoy mealtimes (and your health journey) together. #Betterhealthtogether.
9. Free personalised meal planning
Kinela is no ordinary meal service. With a team of allied health experts, a nutritionist-designed menu and a free personalised meal planning service, Kinela makes reaching your health goals easier than ever. Kinela’s free meal planning service allows you to share your health goals, dietary requirements, budget and/or taste preferences and have a meal plan created just for you. Meal plans are a great way to enjoy a variety of different meals each week. Plus, they can help you to turn healthy eating into a habit, reach your health goals, keep on top of your budget and make ordering with Kinela a breeze!
Did you know that a recent study showed that the average Australian spends an estimated 45 days in supermarkets in their lifetime? Or that the average adult spends over 6 hours a week cooking? Thankfully, Kinela delivers ready-made meals every week, direct to your door to over 4,000 postcodes across Australia. Kinela meals not only take the guesswork out of healthy eating, they also save you time in the shops and the kitchen – so you can spend that time doing more of the things you enjoy!