FAQs

How do I cook the meals?

All of our meals come with full cooking instructions. Remove the sleeve and film. We recommend cooking in an oven directly from frozen for 35 minutes. Some ovens can vary so we would advise checking. You can microwave our meals in around 6-9 minutes. 

What do I do with the film?

We have tried all ways with the film, removing, pricking or keeping on and the end result is the same.  So please do what you are comfortable with.  

How many will each portion serve?
Our 250g portion designed for 2 children or one adult with your preferred sides. Every child's appetite changes with age, activity levels and of course growth spurts!  We have recommended perfect complex carbohydrate accompaniments with each dish and these can be dialled up or down according to needs.

What is the minimum spend?

We don't have a minimum spend - but we do charge for delivery on orders under £36

When do you deliver?

We send out our meals on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  To find out more click here

Will the food arrive frozen?

Our meals will always arrive frozen. Delivered by our trusted courier partner, the food will always be in a heavily insulated box and will stay frozen into the early evening if it has to be left in a safe place. Once unpacked, the meals need to be put straight into your freezer. 

If a meal has defrosted pop it straight into the fridge, don’t refreeze it. The meals will keep for up to five days in the fridge. Follow the cooking instructions on the back of the pack and ensure your meal is piping hot all the way through before serving.

What about allergies; which dishes can they have?

All of our products are free from gluten.  Our Fabulous Fish Pie and No Ordinary Lasagne contain dairy. All main allergens are listed on the ingredients list to help guide you. Other specific allergies can be accommodated - do contact hello@eightfood.co.uk

Where do your ingredients come from?

We only use ethically sourced free range meat and sustainably sourced fish in all of our meals.  We only use organic dairy . We have built up strong relationships with UK suppliers, so we can ensure the best ingredients for your children.  For more information about our suppliers, please do contact us.

Can I recycle the packaging?

Of course. All of our trays, sleeves & PET layer (plastic film) are widely recyclable.  

What are Jo’s credentials?

Jo is a fully qualified insured BANT Registered Nutritionist/Nutritional Therapist. In her private practice seeing clients on a one-to-one basis she is insured as a Registered Nutritional Therapist, and in her capacity as the Registered Nutritionist involved in designing the recipes for Eight Food.

Are the claims you make on your meals evidence based?

The nutrients we focus on in our range all have an evidence base for their roles in supporting health. We refer to EU health claims as approved on the EU register, http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/labelling_nutrition/claims/register/public/?event=search.

Any claims we make have been carefully selected based on the approved health claims as above within the guidelines set by both EFSA & ASA in order to avoid repetition and overtly scientific language for our customers. https://www.asa.org.uk/advice-online/food-health-claims.html