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Swap: A mini naan bread (165 Kcals, 7g fat)
Naan breads are a great source of energy giving carbohydrates but they can be quite high in fat and calories. Weight for weight chapattis contain just as much carbohydrate and protein as a naan but have far less calories and fat.
Swap: Mayonnaise (238 kcal and 26g fat per tablespoon)
The main ingredients of mayonnaise are oil and egg yolks which makes it a high fat, high calorie addition to your sandwich. Hummus is largely made from chickpeas and contains less olive oil so the calories and fat content are lower.
Swap: Double Cream (197 kcals and 21g fat per serving)
Double cream contains approximately 50% fat which is what makes it possible to whip into a thicker consistency. Single cream only has about 18% fat so if you are just looking for something to pour on a dessert or add to soups it is a far healthier choice.
Swap: A small skimmed vanilla latte (151 Kcal, 0.2g fat)
Whether it's vanilla, maple, coconut or whatever other flavours might be on offer in your favourite coffee bar, the extra sweet shot really pushes up the calories in a latte. Go for a regular skimmed latte instead and you'll save over 100 calories per drink. If you need a bit of extra sweetness add a sprinkle of chocolate powder on top.
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Swap: Caesar Salad (510 Kcals and 40.5g fat per portion)
Don't let the lettuce and the name 'salad' fool you! The deep fried croutons, Parmesan shavings and fatty Caesar salad dressing that are traditionally associated with this meal can really pack a calorific punch! However, char grilled chicken breast served on a bed of salad and drizzled in a little balsamic vinegar makes a really tasty, healthy alternative.
Swap: Beef Lasagna (285 Kcal and 15g fat per portion)
Beef is a good source of iron but even lean beef mince contains fat which can push up calories. Swapping the beef mince for vegetables such as peppers, carrots, tomatoes and courgettes almost halves the fat content of this classic dish and significantly increases the fibre.
Swap: French Dressing (71 Kcal 7.5g fat per tablespoon)
The olive oil in French dressing may be high in healthy monounsaturated fats but it can be high in calories too. Balsamic vinegar still tastes delicious but contains far fewer calories and is fat free.INTERESTING
OK I got to go back to sleep until 7.15 this morning - Dar got up and walked the dogs with with me, while he went to bed I did the laundry - then he got up and put my new cabinets together - then went back to bed and I spent about 2hrs 30 putting all my stuff back out in the new format. I love it because it all feels much lighter and I am loving it. Here are some pics. If anyone wants to see the dolls inside the 5 big boxes let me know and I'll take new pics tomorrow .........
That's all I have right now. Be back with randomness tomorrow