Ready Meals vs Cooking from Scratch: Making time for the things that really matter

Cooking from scratch is enjoyable for many, good for the soul, as well as the tummy. However, as we get older we realise how important it is to make time for the things that really matter, whether that’s socialising with friends or enjoying precious time with our families. With this in mind, you might be looking for a more convenient way to eat delicious, nutritious food without the need to shop, chop or wash up each time.

We’ve been summing up the benefits of ready meals versus cooking from scratch, so you can find a balance that’s right for you.

The Shop

Whether you’re seeking inspiration or are ready to shop with your detailed list of ingredients, collecting everything you need – from shallots and salmon, to vanilla extract and custard – will require time patience to navigate those grocery aisles and whip up a tasty meal.

Ready meals on the other hand eliminate this part of the process; there’s no need to spend precious time on a food shop when you can order a selection of tasty frozen ready meals from Wiltshire Farm Foods, direct to your door. Ordering is quick, easy and safe. Whether you like to order online or over the phone – we have a wide range of delicious frozen ready meals and desserts available for you to enjoy.


From the organisation and preparation, to the cooking times and cleaning up pots and pans after, cooking a meal from scratch takes a lot of time, effort and concentration. The benefit of choosing a ready meal often boils down to saving you time. By leaving the preparation and delivery of your meal with our expert team, you’re given back that time to spend doing the things that really make you smile.

Nutritionally Balanced

When cooking from scratch, it can take extra effort (as well as pots and pans) to be sure you’re cooking a nutritionally balanced meal. Preparing meals for those with individual dietary requirements can make this even trickier, with a need to take extra care when shopping for what goes into the meals you are preparing. 

By choosing Wiltshire Farm Foods ready meals, you can rest assured our team of dedicated chefs are committed to creating delicious dishes, whatever your appetite and dietary needs may be. Leaving you confident of the ingredients and nutritional content of your meal. Plus, with a wide selection of Gluten free and Free From meals, you can be sure your meals meet all your dietary requirements.

With Wiltshire Farm Foods, it couldn’t be easier to have tasty ready meals, delivered straight to your door – making time for you to enjoy the things that really matter to you.

So, what are you waiting for? Call 0800 077 3100 for a free brochure, to place your order, or go online and visit us at

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Wiltshire Farm Foods has over 300 delicious frozen ready meals & desserts, prepared by award-winning chefs and delivered nationwide by our friendly local team. With no commitment or subscription, you can order as little or as often as you like. Visit to shop online or request a brochure.

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