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Chicken and vegetable parcels

Food can be considered low-fat if it has 3g of fat or less per 100g. It can be hard to calculate exactly how much fat is in homemade meals, so we've taken all the hard work out for you and collected together all our low-fat meals, bakes and sweet treats.

5 easy ways to reduce the fat in your meals 

 

- Swap frying for grilling or baking. Frying your food in oil is literally adding fat to your meals. Where you can try grilling or baking your food for a healthier cooking method. If you do need to fry, try a light low-cal cooking spray instead of oil.

 

- Find easy replacements. High-fat foods such as cheese, cream and pastry don't have to be cut out completely. Look for low-fat versions of your favourites. Filo pastry is lightest form of pastry you can get, half-fat crème fraîche is available in most shops and we've rounded up the best and worst cheeses for your diet

 

- Load up on vegetables. Vegetables have an extremely low fat content. Double the amount of vegetables in your meals to ensure you stall full - without resorting to fatty sides or snacks. 

 

- Strip your meat. Most meat comes with a layer or strip of fat attached and while this may add a lovely flavour to the meat, it is not good for your diet. Chicken skin is particularly full of fat, remove it before cooking, or allow the meat to absorb some of the flavour while cooking and remove just before eating, to reduce the fat count of your meal. 

 

- Fall in love with fish. Fish is naturally low in fat so is a good substitute to fatty meats. Cod, tuna, halibut and monkfish are all very low in fat, while sea bass and rainbow trout the next best options. Salmon is a little higher in fat but still a good option for low-fat meals. 

 

 

 

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    Serves: 4

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    Serves: 1

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    Total time: 20 mins

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    Serves: 6-8

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    plus freezing
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    Serves: 6

    Total time: 10 mins

  • Can you believe that these hoisin duck wraps take just 20 minutes to make? That's much quicker than a takeaway…

    Serves: 2

    Total time: 20 mins

  • This tasty Slimming World tomato soup recipe is great for anyone who's watching their weight, and it's quick to…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 35 mins

  • This healthy, light soup of Japanese miso with chicken and mushroom makes a great low calorie snack.

    Serves: 2

    Total time: 25 mins

  • No need to avoid fish and chips if you're on a diet - now you can make this delicious, low-calorie, low-fat…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 40 mins

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    Makes: 16

    Total time: 40 mins

  • If you're on a diet, enjoy a guilt-free cupcake with these delicious sultana cupcakes with a fresh-tasting…

    Serves: 16

    Total time: 35 mins

  • These parcels are rich in fishy oils and minerals- who says pastry is bad for you!

    Serves: 4

  • This zingy, tasty, low-fat salad can be rustled up in no time.. and it's healthy and delicious too.

    Serves: 1

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