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At the heart of quality nutrition

We don't just try to sell nutritious and allergen free foods, but also to help people understand how good quality nutrition and healthy living can have a direct impact on how we feel mentally and physically. 'Healthy' and 'Happy' are very closely linked!

Our Products


Moroccan Vegetables with Quinoa

Aduki Beans, Courgette, Pinto Beans, Apricots, Peppers Carrots, Chick Peas and Sweet Potato in a Moroccan Tagine style sauce mildly spiced and flavoured with tomato, mint and coriander served with a Quinoa, Brown rice and Puy lentil mix


Suitable for Vegetarians, Coeliacs and Vegans

Low in Fat - Low in Natural Sugars - only 276 Calories - 8 ProPoints®


Free from - Dairy • Added Sugar • Gluten • Soya • Egg • no Artificial flavours or colours

Sausage with Sweet Potato Mash

Gluten Free Sausages in a rich onion gravy with carrot and sweet potato mash.


Suitable for Coeliacs

Low in Fat - Low in Natural Sugars - Only 260 Calories - 7 ProPoints®


Free From Dairy • Added Sugar • Gluten • Soya • Egg • No artificial flavours or colours

Beef Lasagne with a Rich Bolognese Sauce

Minced British beef in a Bolognese sauce in between layers of gluten free lasagne sheets, topped with a dairy free bechamel sauce.


Suitable for Coeliacs

Low in fat - Low in sugar - High in protein - Only 352 calories - 9 ProPoints®


Free From - Dairy • Gluten • Wheat • No Artificial Flavours or Colours

Thai Chilli Chicken with Rice Noodles

Marinated chicken, soya beans, shredded carrots, bamboo shoots, beansprouts and red peppers in a hot and spicy sauce with rice noodles.


Suitable for Coeliacs

Low in fat - Low in sugar - High in protein - Only 296 calories - 8 ProPoints®


Free From - Dairy • Wheat • Gluten • No artificial flavours or colours

Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

Lean Minced Beef with carrots and peas in a rich gravy topped with a sweet potato and carrot mash.


Suitable for Coeliacs

Low in Fat - Low in Natural Sugars - Only 288 Calories - 8 ProPoints®


Free From Dairy • Added Sugar • Gluten • Soya • Egg • No artificial flavours or colours

Chicken Tikka Masala with Brown Basmati Rice

Marinated Chicken Breast and Peppers in a medium spiced Tomato and Coconut Tikka Massala sauce.


Suitable for Coeliacs

Low in Saturated Fat - Low in Natural Sugars - only 420 Calories - 11 ProPoints®


Free From - Dairy • Added Sugar • Gluten • Soya • Egg • No artificial flavours or colours

Spanish Chicken with Brown Rice

Succulent Chicken Thigh marinated in coriander, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper cooked in a Spanish style tomato, pepper and smoked paprika sauce served with vegetable and brown basmati rice.


Suitable for Coeliacs

Low in Fat- Low in Natural Sugars - only 372 Calories - 10 ProPoints®


Free From - Dairy • Added Sugar • Gluten • Soya • Egg • No artificial flavours or colours

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About Kirsty's

The Kirsty’s range of healthy and nutritious chilled ready meals was launched in 2012 by Kirsty Henshaw. They have proved hugely popular with busy consumers keen to eat more healthily, as well as people with food allergies and intolerances. They have also received official recognition as one of the healthiest ready meals in ‘The 5:2 Diet Book’. The Kirsty’s range of meals has grown and there are now seven delicious ready meals to choose from – one for every day of the week. For nutritional and allergy information please visit Our Products.

Still only in her 20s, Kirsty Henshaw is one of the UK’s most successful young entrepreneurs. Her near-perfect business pitch captivated the British public in July 2010 when she appeared on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den.  A single mum, Kirsty had developed a range of frozen desserts that were suitable for people with food intolerances and allergies just like her son Jacob.  Kirsty came away from the popular TV show with a significant joint investment from Duncan Bannatyne and Peter Jones. This enabled her to significantly increase the production and distribution of her frozen desserts which were sold under the Worthenshaws brand name.

After extensive market research it became clear that whilst the Worthenshaws brand was popular, people identified more closely with Kirsty, the busy young entrepreneurial mum, than they did Worthenshaws. So when Kirsty diversified into chilled ready meals, the decision was taken to brand them as Kirsty’s. Whilst Kirsty’s business has evolved and moved on from desserts to concentrate on savoury meals, the aim and vision of her company remains unchanged:

Our aim is to produce high quality, delicious, nutritious and allergen free alternatives to a range of food products.

Our vision is not just to sell nutritious and allergen free foods, but also to help people understand how good quality nutrition and healthy living can have a direct impact on how we feel mentally and physically. ‘Healthy’ and ‘Happy’ are very closely linked!

Food Allergy Information

This section will be updated regularly. Our aim is to simply advise - please always seek medical advice if you are unsure.


How can an allergy be diagnosed?

There are several ways in which a formal food allergy diagnosis can be made – all should be made through an allergy specialist doctor, preferably, for children, a paediatric allergy specialist. There are several NHS centres across the UK that now have paediatric allergy doctors and nurses and there has also been a rise in the amount of general paediatricians who have a specialist interest in food allergy.

Once you’re seen by an allergy specialist they’re likely to test your child with a skin prick test. Using a small amount of liquid onto the forearm, a small prick is used to introduce the allergen into the top layer of skin. If your child is allergic to the allergen, a small hive will appear within 15-20 minutes. If not, no hive will appear. By using this test you will be able to leave the appointment with an understanding of your child’s allergies, as the results will be discussed with you before you leave. Skin prick testing is very safe, but must always be carried out by the trained doctors or nurses within the allergy department.

There’s also a blood test that your doctor may request, this is commonly called a RAST test – this result will take longer (anywhere between a week to three weeks). Both of these tests are used as a guide, and must be discussed with medical staff.

What’s the difference between an allergy and intolerance?

Food allergies and food intolerances are both a type of food sensitivity. When someone has a food allergy, their immune system reacts to a particular food as if it isn’t safe. If a food allergy is severe, the exposure to that food can cause a life-threatening reaction. This means that people with food allergies, and in particular a peanut allergy, need to be extremely careful about what they eat.

Food intolerance doesn’t involve the immune system and is generally not life-threatening. But if someone eats a food they are intolerant to, this could make them feel ill or affect their long-term health.

Food allergies in children

Food allergies in children are becoming more common in the UK, with between 2.2% – 5.5% of children suffering their first allergic reaction in the first year of life (Du Toit, 2009). The most common food allergies in children are cow’s milk, hen eggs, wheat, soya, peanut, tree nuts, sesame and kiwi.

The majority of children outgrow their cow’s milk or egg allergy between the age of 5 or 6, however peanut and tree nut allergies are seen as troublesome, as these are seldom outgrown.

What is an allergic reaction?

An allergic reaction can occur after a child has eaten something; it can be within 10-15 minutes, or up to 2 hours after the food has been consumed. The reaction can be mild with a few hives (white itchy lumps), urticarial rash (red, inflamed rash) or swelling of the lips, eyes or face. The reaction may become more severe and involve lethargy, drowsiness or difficulty in breathing. If any of these symptoms occur you should always seek further medical advice either through your GP or local A & E department.

Will my child outgrow their allergy?

The majority of children will outgrow a cow’s milk or egg allergy by the time they are 5 or 6. However, this is not always the case. Most allergy centres will see you annually to re-test your son or daughter to see if there has been any change in their allergic status. Although there have been cases of children outgrowing peanut and tree nut allergies, these are rare. It’s also very important to only ever re-introduce a food under the strict guidance of your paediatric allergy doctor or nurse, and with the help of a specially trained dietitian.

I think my child may have a food allergy – what should I do?

If you suspect your child has a food allergy, it’s important to seek further medical advice. Firstly seek your GP’s advice, you may then be referred to an allergy centre within the NHS. If your child has had an allergic reaction and is unwell please seek immediate medical attention through either your GP or local A&E department.

Always seek further medical advice if unsure.

Where can I find more information and advice about food allergies?

The following organisations’ websites contain a wealth of relevant information and resources that can be downloaded.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign

The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI)

AllergyUK

FAQs

What allergens are your meals free from?

Gluten, Wheat, Dairy and Nuts. Most of our meals are free from Soya and Eggs to, but please check each individual pack’s details (available on our website) or contact us.

Where are your meals made?

In sunny Malton by happy Yorkshire folk!

Can I freeze your meals?

Yes, for up to six months.

Why is the shelf-life longer than three days?

We steam cook our meals in their packs to lock in nutrients and flavours. This elongates their shelf-life naturally.

Are your meals suitable for children?

Yes sure, however they may be a little big for young children.

Are your ingredients organic?

Some of our veg and pulses are, but we can’t claim this on pack as not everything we use is.

Do you use preservatives or additives?

Oh no!

Are you accredited by Coeliac UK?

We are very proud to be, yes! Look out for their official Crossed Grain Symbol on our packaging.

Are your meals safe for nut allergy sufferers?

We never use ingredients that contain nuts and neither do our factory. If you require further information please contact us.

Is your meat free range?

No, not currently but it is all responsibly sourced.

Is your beef British?

Yes, always.

How long do I cook them for?

Each meal has its own set of cooking guidelines. Usually they take between 4 and 5 minutes in the microwave or 20-25 minutes in the oven.

Can you cook them in the oven?

Yes. Our Beef Lasagne and Cottage Pie meals taste particularly lovely when they’ve been cooked in the oven.

Are there any jobs going?

Not this week! However, we do post them on Twitter and LinkedIn occasionally.

Do you have any vouchers for meals?

Not right now sorry, but we regularly promote in store.

I would like to contact Kirsty, how do I do this?

Very easily via Facebook and Twitter or email us via the website and my team will make sure I get to see it.

Are your meals suitable for Vegetarians/Vegans?

Our Moroccan Vegetables with Quinoa is an award winning Vegan meal. None of our others are just yet I’m afraid. Soon though, we hope!

Why can’t I find your meals in my local store?

Have you looked down the chilled meals aisle? Please ask in store as they may be able to stock it for you.

I would like to review your meals for my blog, can I have samples?

Please contact us with details of your blog and we will certainly look at it and get back to you.

Can I eat these on a diet?

Most definitely! We are a super healthy food brand. Each meal contains healthy food swaps and are mostly green traffic lights!