Health foods and fitness retailer has launched Live Clean, which claims to be the UK’s first ever ready meal range free of additives and preservatives.

The ready meals are all under 500 calories, and made with all natural ingredients, and free from additives, preservatives and added suger, making them a nutritious and easy meal for busy health fans.

The range has been developed to offer a wide balance of different nutrients through the inclusion of different vegetables, juices and sauces.

The range currently consists of beef lasagne with roasted Italian vegetables, an oriental chicken pad Thai with crunchy Asian vegetables, Persian lime chicken with quinoa, balsamic steak with potato gratin and Korean pork with egg fried rice.

They retail from £4.50 and can also be purchased in groups of seven via the Muscle Food website.

More dishes are soon to be introduced, including slim range red Thai fish curry and spaghetti Bolognese.

Darren Beale from said: “There is a bit of an unhealthy stigma attached to ready meals that we felt sure we could dispel with our Live Clean range.

“There is no reason why ready meals shouldn’t be packed with nutrition and free of the additives and preservatives many of us try to avoid.”