Food, Nutrition and Healthy Eating from Oakhouse Foods.

  • Tried and tasted – our teams recommend their favourites from the new range

    At Oakhouse we love our food, and our teams across the country have been eagerly tucking into this season’s range. If you’re not sure what to try first, why not have a look at what our staff enjoyed with these personal recommendations?

    Minced Beef Pie

    Minced beef and mushrooms in a red wine gravy topped with puff pastry, served with sauté potatoes and minted pea pureé.

    “I’d go for this any day of the week. A proper portion with plenty of veg and the pastry was lovely. Very tasty!”

    Rob from our North West branch
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  • Microwave myths and frozen food falsehoods: Ready meals explained

    Sometimes it’s difficult to keep track of the latest healthy eating trends. Microwave meals and frozen food are two topics that get raised time and time again, often with a lot of incorrect information. We’ve pulled together the six most common statements we hear about microwave and frozen food and the truth behind them.

    1. Frozen Food is Less Healthy Than Fresh or Tinned Food. True or False?

    False: Freezing is a modern and safe way of preserving, keeping the flavour and the freshness of vegetables whilst retaining nutrients. Freezing is a natural preservation process that doesn’t need chemicals. Some scientific studies have shown that frozen food can contain more nutrients than the food you buy fresh. This is because fresh vegetables might have been harvested days before arriving in the supermarket and then stood for a few more days on the shelf before being purchased and then sat in a fridge at home before being cooked. Continue reading

  • Review this season’s new dishes and enter our prize draw

    brand new recipesWhat you think matters to us and we’d love to get your feedback about our NEW dishes for this season.

    Review any of our brand new recipes for spring and summer and to say thanks, we’ll enter you into our prize draw to win a £25 voucher. Once the draw has ended, we’ll pull 5 lucky winners out of the hat.

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  • Delivering great food, whatever the weather

    Our dedicated drivers have been battling the unseasonable weather conditions all over the country to get your Oakhouse meals and desserts out to you this week.  We’ve seen heavy snow in lots of places, from Croydon to East Anglia, and drivers like Rob from our North West branch have been facing motorways at a standstill and difficult driving conditions.

    Despite the disruption, our drivers are working hard to get to everyone and to make sure that most of our deliveries are made as close to our usual times as possible. If we’re running behind with deliveries we’ll do our best to keep everyone informed about what is happening.

    If you’d like some more information about deliveries in your area, you can find and contact your local branch hereContinue reading

  • Spice up your menu - and get healthy too

    A warming curry can hit the spot whatever the weather, but there’s another great reason to try something with a little spice. From soothing joint pain to easing indigestion, we look at the surprising health benefits thought to be behind some of our favourite spices.

    They are the secret behind some of our most popular ready meals, from curries and Mediterranean classics to warming desserts. But far from simply adding mouth-watering flavours, these small yet powerful seasonings are believed to be good for us, too.

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