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Healthier Christmas Dinner
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Kim Yook
23 Dec 2013 4:57PM
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Here are some simple tips to help you and your family cut back on the fat this Christmas, without sacrificing the taste:


1) Turkey's a great source of protein and low in fat (without the skin). Light meat also has slightly fewer calories than dark meat, so choose breast instead of leg or thigh.


2) Potatoes are a good source of carbohydrates and are almost fat free (before they're roasted in oil or fat). Baked potatoes can be just as tasty as roasties, but much better for you. So why not choose to have baked potatoes with your dinner instead? However, if you can't live without your roasties at Christmas, use oil rather than fat (such as goose fat) and use the minimal amount needed.


3) Christmas pudding is fairly low in fat and provides fibre, B-vitamins, potassium, iron and calcium. Plus, for a healthier accompaniment serve with low fat custard, rather than cream or butter.




Text as reproduced from nhs.uk on 23rd December 2013


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