If you are watching your carbohydrate intake but can’t always find the time to cook from scratch, help is at hand.

Woolworths is launching a new CARBCLEVER range that is packed with fresh and flavoursome ingredients, but excludes pasta, potatoes and rice.                    

The dishes also have no wheat, grains, legumes or pulses.  They are instead packed with seasonal vegetables, delicious creamy sauces (like coconut-cream curries & cheese sauce) and spicy accompaniments for full-on flavour.

The full CARBCLEVER range spans nine meals, a soup and three vegetable dishes, which will be introduced countrywide from mid-October.

Expected favourites are grilled chicken with veg & cheese sauce and Thai red chicken curry with a rich coconut sauce, roasted cauliflower and mint chutney, plus shepherd’s or cottage pie topped with cauliflower mash.   Other flavour-packed meals are smoked pork with creamed cabbage and spinach in a sage cream sauce, and beef meatballs with cauliflower mash, roasted vegetables and tomato sauce. And creamy Chicken Korma & Chicken tikka are available in convenient, microwaveable pots.

Cauliflower is definitely making a comeback as a delicious vegetable accompaniment with the options of cauliflower mash and cauliflower, bacon & cheese bake.

“Many of our customers have been requesting easy meals that provide options for their lifestyles,” said Woolworths Managing Director of Foods, Zyda Rylands. “After months of careful testing – and some delectable tasting – we are proud to reveal these ready-prepared meals and accompaniments. As these products are also microwaveable and combine flavours and cooking styles, they should have wide appeal.”