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WINNER: Mr Lee’s Noodles Coconut Chicken Laksa, £2.99/64g, Ocado

Taste: With their well-rounded flavour, these are a big improvement on old-fashioned pot noodles.

Nutrition: Gluten-free and low sugar with a decent protein hit – more or less ready in the time it takes to boil a kettle. It’s also made with medium-GI rice noodles, which ensure a gradual rise in blood sugar levels over time and slow release of energy. Go easy on your salt intake for the rest of the day, however, as it does contain almost a third of your daily intake.

Try it: Keep a pot in your work drawer for busy days. A good option for shift workers.

Per pot: 237kcal, 3.9g fat, 2.1g saturates, 2.2g sugars, 1.9g salt