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Weekend Takeaway ?

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Let’s not beat around the bush, at the weekends we look forward to letting our hair down and relaxing our nutrition a bit. This is different for some people, but for many, I know they enjoy a nice takeaway. It is pretty nice not having to cook and being able to sit together with family for a tasty meal.

However, takeaways aren’t necessarily the healthiest of choices. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make smarter choices when ordering. This will help avoid going wildly off track with your nutrition and help you keep in line with your goals a bit more.

So here are some simple tips to follow:

FISH & CHIPS
-Opt for thicker chips – absorb less fat when cooking
– Go for baked beans instead of chips
– Have fish in breadcrumbs rather than batter – absorbs less fat
– Avoid your pies and jumbo sausages

PIZZA
– Avoid your deep pan and stuff crusts
– Go for thin and crispy
– choose lower fat toppings like ham, or more veg.
– avoid adding extra cheese.

CHINESE
– anything marked as ‘crispy’ is likely deep-fried
– avoid your spring roll and prawn cracker and sweet and sour pork balls – all deep fried
– opt for steamed dishes or stir-fries
– things like steamed dumplings, steamed fish, chicken chop suey and szechuan prawns are much better.

INDIAN
-avoid anything that’s creamy or deep-fried such as korma, passanda or masala with pilau rice, naan, bhajis, pakoras and poppadoms
– opt for tomato-based sauces, such as tandoori, madras, shaslick, plain rice or chapatti.
– aim for dish with plenty of vegetables.

KEBAB/BURGERS
– avoid your doner kebabs – high in fat.
– opt for a shish kebab, which is a skewer with whole cuts of meat or fish and usually grilled.
– If you’re having a burger, avoid breaded or battered chicken.
– don’t add extra cheese, bacon strips and high-fat sauces, such as mayonnaise.
– go for a regular hamburger without mayonnaise or cheese and have with extra salad.

 

Now enjoy your treat meal without guilt 🙂

 

Mark