Good Food healthy eating guide
Is that recipe really healthy? Our Good Food healthy eating guide will explain what we mean by labels such as low-fat, how we gather nutritional information and what government guidelines currently recommend.
Our recipes are sent to a qualified nutritionist to be analysed on a per-serving basis. Each recipe analysis includes listed ingredients only and excludes optional items, such as extra seasoning, and serving suggestions. Check the bottom of each recipe for the full nutritional information - if you keep to the serving size we suggest, this information will be relevant for you.
Guideline Daily Amounts
You may have noticed that many of the packaged foods you buy show Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) on the food labels. These GDAs provide a useful guide to the amount of calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt contained in a balanced diet. GDAs are based on a normal-weight average adult woman or man; they are guides only because they don't take into account your age, size and how active you are.
We use GDAs to show how our recipes contribute towards your daily diet. For example, if you're on a low-fat diet, use the fat content shown for each recipe to help you keep to your target daily amount.
Remember, simple changes can make a recipe healthier - for example, by removing the skin from chicken after cooking.
If you eat a high-salt dish, balance your intake for the day by cutting the level of salt in other meals, and remember most of the salt you consume is in processed food. Ask your GP for further advice if you're concerned. You may also have heard about recommended Daily amounts (RDAs). These represent the amount of a vitamin or mineral that most people need to stay healthy.
You may also have heard about Recommended Daily Amounts (RDAs). These represent the amount of a vitamin or mineral that most people need to stay healthy.