Fish and chips
As someone who lives by the sea it would be rude not to indulge in the odd treat but who would have thought even Fish and Chips could be adapted to be healthier? Try these simple changes to help reduce the fat and salt contents.
1. Have a portion of baked beans or mushy peas instead of a portion of chips.
2. Half your portion of chips to half the fat.
3. Aim for a thicker chip as this has less fat absorbed
4. Steer clear of pies and sausages. If you ‘need’ that pie, take as much of the pastry crust away as possible.
5. Battered fish, delicious as it is and with all the health benefits of our swimming friends the deep fried batter is thick with fat. Try eating just half the batter and pick out the fish.
6. Where possible have your fish coated in breadcrumbs as it soaks less fat.
7. Say no to chip shop salt and manage your own sprinkle. This will be far less.
8. Beware of soggy fish and chips. These may not have been cooked in hot enough oil and will taste will absorb more fat.
9. Be aware of portion control – try for a “pensioner’s portion”.
Most importantly, enjoy what your eating and consider it a lovely treat that you’ve earned with combining exercise. Be sensible with portion control and honest with yourself. If your guests choose to eat a small horse in their burgers good for them. You are accountable and responsible for yourself and only you.