What to avoid plus ten food swaps
Avocados are full of fat - it may be the healthy, unsaturated variety but, sadly, the body doesn't differentiate between good and bad fats when it comes to your hips or waist. Just 1 heaped tablespoon of guacamole contains around 120 calories. Add a handful of tortilla chips and it's easy to consume the equivalent of a full-blown meal in just a few minutes.
It's high in fibre (which is good) but also in fat (not so good) - 2 tablespoons (60g) contains 120 calories.
Crisps, tortilla chips and prawn crackers
Just say no - how many of us can stop at just one handful? The problem with high-fat foods is that they don' t send the same 'I'm full' signals to the brain as fibre-rich foods. Don't try to kid yourself that trendy vegetables crisps are a healthier option - they're not!
Better for you than crisps, but still high-fat, so proceed with caution. a small handful (25g) of salted peanuts contains 150 calories.
Healthy swaps - Instead of...
Houmous, choose tzatziki
Cheese straws, choose bread sticks
Pringles, choose Twiglets
Garlic bread, choose bruschetta
Mini sausage rolls, choose cocktail sausages
Prawn crackers, choose tiger prawns
Cream cheese dip, choose yogurt dip
Mini pork pie, choose mini pizza
Spring rolls, choose sushi
Peanuts, choose olives
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