Day 1: Cut back on fat

We all know too much fat is bad for us. But we don’t always know where it’s lurking. There are plenty of simple ways to go easy on the fat, like comparing food labels, swapping certain foods for others and changing the way we prepare and cook food.

Shop-bought crisps can be high in fat, so make some vegetable crisps instead. Cut a couple of carrots and parsnips into thin slices and microwave for about a minute.


Today’s recipe suggestion


Tasty chicken and lamb skewers

A fun way of serving chicken and lamb, your kids will love dipping the kebabs into low-fat mayonnaise.

Serves: 4
Takes: 30 mins Cals per serving: 340 kcals
Fat per serving: 9.9 g
Protein per serving: 15.6g
Fibre per serving: 0.8g
Salt per serving: 0g
Sugars per serving: 1.5g

Ingredients 100g Red Tractor chicken breast (with skin off) diced
100g Red Tractor lean lamb, diced
1 Red Tractor courgette, cut into small chunks
8 Red Tractor cherry tomatoes
4 portions of cooked rice

Method:
1.Push the meat onto 8 small wooden skewers with the tomatoes and courgettes.
2.Place the skewers on a grill pan and cook under a medium heat for 15 mins, turning occasionally.
3.Spoon cooked rice into dishes and top with two skewers. Serve with diced cucumber and low-fat mayonnaise.
Tips: Soak the skewers in water before use. For younger children, remove the skewers before serving.

Recipe provided by FSA
www.eatwell.gov.uk