It’s no secret that I absolutely love Huel.
The Black Edition version of this meal replacement product has become a firm favourite of mine over the last few years, both for the convenience and the nutrition benefits.
Whether you are using Huel for weight loss, as a weightlifting aid, or simply as an effortless meal option, you are sure to discover the advantages of doing so.
Hot & Savoury is a relatively new player in the Huel game, but it’s already proving to be popular.
What is it?
Huel Hot & Savoury is a nutritionally complete instant vegan meal. To make this product, you simply add the specified amount of hot water and it’s ready to eat in less than five minutes.
Huel Hot & Savoury Review
I have to admit, I wasn’t sure about Huel Hot & Savoury when I first heard about it. Although I enjoy drinking Huel shakes, I kind of felt like this was one step too far. I decided to give it a go anyway, and I’m really glad that I did.
If you haven’t heard of this product before, then let’s take a quick look at what it is.
The company itself describes Huel Hot & Savoury as, “a hot, tasty, plant-based instant meal that gives your body all the good stuff it needs to thrive – its carefully curated blend of real whole food ingredients is packed with 26 essential vitamins, protein, carbs, fats, and fibre.”
You can choose from:
- Mac & Cheeze
- Sweet & Sour
- Mexican Chilli
- Thai Green Curry
- Tomato & Herb
Basic Nutritional Info
Huel Hot & Savoury is certified as vegan and gluten-free. Each meal contains an impressive 23g – 25g of protein (depending on the flavour), as well as 26 essential vitamins and minerals, with only 400 calories.
Scroll right down to the bottom of the page for complete nutritional info on each flavour.
My Experience of this Product
To get started, I decided to try the Mac & Cheeze, the Thai Green Curry, and the Madras.
When you order Huel online, you will receive a pot to make your meals in as well as the appropriately-sized scoops for measuring the powder out. This makes it even easier to make a meal anywhere to enjoy on the go.
Thai Green Curry Huel
I kicked off with the Thai Green Curry as this is a dish that I really love.
I wasn’t sure what to expect but found the consistency and the flavour to be perfect. I made the first meal at work in the office and it was incredibly simple. Literally just add hot water to the mixture in the suggested amounts, cover and leave for five minutes, and it’s ready to eat.
The flavour was great and it was filling without being too heavy, which was great for not feeling like I needed a food-induced nap in the middle of my work day.
The Madras Hot & Savoury Huel is probably my favourite so far. It’s just the right amount of spicy and is really tasty.
I have been eating this flavour more often in the evenings, and I have found it’s not as filling as I would prefer for a dinner option. To get around this, I sometimes use more powder to make a bigger meal, or simply serve it alongside something else.
Mac & Cheeze Huel
I’m not a huge fan of Mac & Cheese but I was curious to see how close to the real thing Huel could get.
Having seen the photos of this product online, I was very sceptical that it would actually look the way the photos suggested — but to be fair it does actually look pretty good. The cheese sauce is really creamy and it is a decent healthy alternative to the real thing.
Is Huel Hot & Savoury Good?
I’m really impressed with this product and I’ll definitely be using it on a regular basis. I think as a lunch option, it’s the perfect amount of food. However, when using it in the evening, I’ll likely prefer to serve it with a whole grain, such as a portion of brown rice or quinoa.
Does Huel Hot & Savoury Work?
As a meal replacement, this product absolutely works. It is a convenient way to whip up a portion-controlled meal that is also full of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs.
It can be hard to feel as though you are getting a wholesome meal when food is prepared in this way, but it is genuinely not all that different in appearance or texture to regular food.
How Much Does it Cost?
Huel requires you to buy at least three bags of this product at a time and each bag contains seven meals. For a one-time purchase, you will pay a total of £54.99. By subscribing to receive a regular delivery of Huel, you can save 10%.
With the one-time purchase price, each meal costs £2.61. With the 10% discount applied, each meal will cost £2.35.
You can enjoy further savings on this product by ordering more Huel. This is because the price decreases when the quantity goes up. For example, if you buy 16 bags at once, you will pay £196.80 and each meal will then cost you £1.75.
What is in Huel Hot & Savoury?
This type of Huel is made with whole foods, such as vegetables and grains.
The exact ingredients naturally vary depending on the flavour that you have chosen. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to get the full ingredients list for each flavour option.
Is Huel a Good Way to Lose Weight?
If you are trying to lose weight with Huel then you may find this easier than other diets. This is because it is very easy to keep track of your calories, as well as your macros.
If you have tried the traditional Huel shakes as a weight-loss tool, but you find that they are not satiating enough for you, then you may have better luck with the Hot & Savoury variety. To me, it feels a lot more like eating that Huel shakes do.
Is This a Healthy Way to Eat?
I believe this is a perfectly healthy way to eat. By adding even just one of these meals into your day, you are getting a great dose of protein, fibre, and all of the essential micronutrients.
Should Gym-Goers Use This Product?
If you are already using Huel as a weightlifting supplement, then you might find that Huel Hot & Savoury is a good option to explore. It is an effortless way to save time with meal prep while also ensuring all of your macro and micronutrient needs are being met.
Full Nutritional Info
The following nutritional information is taken directly from the Huel website.
Mac & Cheeze – per 102g portion
Of which saturates: 4.2g
Of which monounsaturates: 3.4g
Of which polyunsaturates: 3.6g
Of which sugars: 5.2g
Ingredients – The main ingredients in the Mac & Cheeze product are dried macaroni, cheese style seasoning, rice flour, onion powder, yeast extract, spices, garlic powder, pea protein, and coconut milk powder. For full ingredients, visit the Huel website.
Korma – per 95g portion
Of which saturates: 7g
Of which monounsaturates: 1.9g
Of which polyunsaturates: 3.9g
Of which sugars: 5.8g
Ingredients – The main ingredients in the Korma product are dried grains, pea protein, flaxseed, coconut milk powder, sultanas, desiccated coconut, korma style curry flavouring, and rice flour. For full ingredients, visit the Huel website.
Madras – per 95g
Of which saturates: 2.5g
Of which monounsaturates: 2.4g
Of which polyunsaturates: 7.7g
Of which sugars: 7g
Sweet & Sour – per 95g portion
Of which saturates: 2.6g
Of which monounsaturates: 2.4g
Of which polyunsaturates: 7.8g
Of which sugars: 10g
Mexican Chilli – per 97g portion
Of which saturates: 2.5g
Of which monounsaturates: 2.3g
Of which polyunsaturates: 7.5g
Of which sugars: 9.1g
Thai Green Curry – per 94g portion
Of which saturates: 3.5g
Of which monounsaturates: 2.6g
Of which polyunsaturates: 5.6g
Of which sugars: 4.8g
Tomato & Herb – per 95g portion
Of which saturates: 2.3g
Of which monounsaturates: 2.2g
Of which polyunsaturates: 7.1g
Of which sugars: 10g
Have you tried this product? Let me know what you think of it!