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Fakeaway February anyone?

During February, why not try ditching the actual takeaway and making a healthier homemade version?

We all like an occasional treat and a takeaway, however do we indulge with too many!?

Takeaway food is often laden with calories, fat, salt and sugar with homemade versions generally having a lot less calories and often tasting fresher than their shop bought counterparts!

Diabetes UK are running a fundraising challenge during the month of February and if you are interested in participating then more information can be found here.

The LiveWell group have also included some examples below for you to try, provided by NHS Ayrshire and Arran and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF),  with the equivalent Calories for homemade and shop bought meals.

Homemade Pizza (WCRF) Calorie count (275 Calories) vs Takeaway Pizza (Between 389-867 calories Vegetarian 9-10” to :Pepperoni 9-10”)

Healthy Curry Recipes (WCRF) Calorie count (297-423 calories depending on the recipe you choose) vs Takeaway Curry (Chicken Tikka Masala, (1,249 calories) Chicken Korma (1,248 calories) and Chicken Jalfrezi (721 calories). An average portion of pilau rice contains almost 500 calories and the average portion of peshawari naan bread contains a whopping 748 calories. Not to mention the starters!!

Homemade Fish and Chips (WCRF) Calorie count (576 Calories including mushy peas) vs Takeaway Fish and Chips (Depending on portion size around 850 calories)

Homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken (WCRF) Calorie count (239 calories with 120-130 calories for boiled rice or noodles) vs Takeaway Sweet and Sour (530 calories plus egg fried rice 678 calories)

Give them a try and let us know how you get on!

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