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10 party food swaps to save calories

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Orange and cranberry mince pies

Life's too short to deprive yourself at parties, especially at Christmas, but with these clever foods and drink swaps you can minimise the damage to your waistline.

Instead of:
2 mini vol au vents (105 calories, 7.5g fat)
Have:
2 mini filo tartlets (60 calories, 4.5g fat)

Instead of:
2 mini sausages on sticks (133 calories, 10g fat)
Have:
2 mini chicken satay sticks with a smear of peanut sauce
(50 calories, 3.4 g fat)

Instead of:
50ml glass of Southern Comfort
(157 calories, 0g fat, 2 alcohol units)
Have:
50ml glass of Tia Maria
(131 calories, 1.3 alcohol units)

Instead of:
4 Quality Street (160 calories, 8g fat)
Have:
4 pieces of Turkish Delight (88 calories, 0g fat)

Instead of:
50ml glass of Irish cream liqueur (180 calories, 8g fat)
Have:
50ml glass of Advocaat (136 calories, 3g fat)

Instead of:
150ml glass of champagne (111 calories, 0g fat, 1.4 alcohol units)
Have:
150ml glass of Buck fizz (95 calories, 0g fat, 0.7 alcohol units)

Instead of:
A mince pie (230 calories, 11g fat)
Have:
A slice of Chocolate log
(186 calories, 9.5g fat)

Instead of:
A serving of sherry trifle (318 calories, 20g fat)
Have:
A serving of fresh fruit salad with two tablespoons of single cream (102 calories, 5.9g fat)

Instead of:
A handful of peanuts (150 calories, 13g fat)
Have:
A handful of Monkey nuts (97 calories, 8g fat)

Instead of:
A 30g chunk of Stilton (123 calories, 10.5g fat)
Have:
A 30g chunk of Camembert (87 calories, 6.8g fat)

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