As you all know here at CheckYourFood we don’t really do
diets, we just try to make sure we're getting our RDA’s (recommended daily
amounts) for all of our nutrients, but every so often, especially before
holiday season I feel the need to rein it in a bit!
With that in mind, I thought I’d check out some recipes to get me on track and wanting to have it all, I’ve gone for low calorie, low carb and low fat!
So how do I define that? Well, first of all it’s by a percentage of your RDA (that’s your recommended daily allowance of nutrients) and because this blog is for everyone the RDA is for an average person based on 2000 calories a day.
LOW CALORIE - up to 15% of RDA LOW CARB - up to 25% of RDA LOW FAT - up to 15% of RDA
So here are my choices for some recipes – Click on any of the recipes to check out the amount of cals, carbs and fats plus the full nutrition.
Apple and a cappuccino- 9% cal 22% carb 6% fat Apples are a great way to start the day and are good for phytochemicals which protect against cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, allergies and more.
Honey, nut and raisin flapjacks 10% cal 18% carb 15% fat Cut out the sugar with these delicious flapjacks made with honey, they are really gooey and moorish!
with Cauliflower rice - 2% cal 3% carb 0.43% fat If you’re going low carb then cauliflower rice is a great substitute for rice. Try adding a little curry powder or paste before cooking to add extra flavour.
Wow, it was great to find meals that were low calorie, low carb and low fat and didn’t involve heaps of salad!
That’s one of the fabulous things about CheckYourFood, you can look up any recipe and filter by any of those options, as well as loads more; high protein, vegetarian, vegan, filter out meals by allergens the choice is amazing.
Do I have to be a CheckYourFood member?
NO! You don’t even have to be a member to check out these amazing features, simply go to the site click on the food tab, choose a meal type; lunch, dinner etc. and when you get to the page simply choose from any of the options on the left. It’s dead simple.
Analyse your own recipes
But, the great thing about being a member is that you can analyse your own recipes in a few simple steps. Then you can adjust them to fit whatever diet you may be on and see ALL of the nutrition in it including calories, fat and carbs.
If you’re not on any sort of diet then you can find out how good your meal is and adjust it to make it even better if you want to!
I'm our communications and marketing person, dealing with social media and copywriting. I also work with Matt and Ric overseeing the design and strategic management of the site.
I'm also the author of the Eva the Hungry Amoeba children's book series (only one so far). You can find it on Amazon.
My favourite foods, shepherds pie and smoked haddock!
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