Comfort food without the guilt!

Do you find yourself reaching for that ever convenient bar of chocolate to fill the hole in your stomach because you’re far too tired after a stressful day? Stressful days and healthy snacking don’t go together, right? Wrong! Why not try swapping your comfort foods for a more nutritious option?

By swapping your average biscuit for a rice cake, for example can save you 91kcals, 16.7g of fat, 9g of saturated fat and 11.7g of sugar! Here are five convenient, nutritious comfort food recipes that are hassle free and just as yummy as that chocolate bar!

Garlic & coriander naan bread with a natural yogurt & paprika dip

Rip a 60g naan bread into bite size chunks. Spoon 30g natural yogurt into a bowl along with 1 teaspoon of paprika, and mix well. Dunk the chunks of bread into the dip as you go and enjoy!

Makes 1 serving
Nutritional information per serving; Kcal 192, Fat 5.1g, Saturated fat 0.6g, Sugar 6g

Weetabix Delight

Place one Weetabix biscuit along with some berries, such as strawberries, blackcurrants, raspberries or blueberries into a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt and one tablespoon of honey.

Makes 1 serving.
Nutritional information per serving; Kcal 159, Fat 0.7g, Saturated Fat 0g, Sugar 18 g

Homemade pizza

Cut a wholegrain roll in half length ways. Spread one tablespoon of tomato puree on the base and sprinkle with approximately 25g cheese. Add 2 chopped mushrooms, 10g diced onion, 2 teaspoons of sweetcorn and one chopped pineapple slice.

Note that you can alter this meal choice to suit your own favourite toppings – but just remember to go easy on that cheese!

Makes 2 servings.
Nutritional information per serving; Kcal 399, Fat 11.3g, Saturated Fat 5.4g, Sugar 11.4g

Baked potato with beans

Pierce a number of holes in a medium sized potato. Place on a microwavable plate and put in the microwave for approximately 7-8 minutes, remembering to turn it over every few minutes. Cook a 100g tin of beans in the microwave while allowing the cut open baked potato to cool slightly. Top the beans over the baked potato and enjoy!

Makes 1 serving.
Nutritional information per serving; Kcal 220, Fat 0.8g, Saturated Fat 0.1g, Sugar 7.1g

Fruit salad with crème fraiche

Wash all the fruit. Chop the fruit into bite sized pieces. Throw everything into a bowl along with about 30g of crème fraiche and enjoy!

Makes 1 serving.
Nutritional information per serving; Kcal 211, Fat 17.2g, Saturated Fat 11.6g, Sugar 12.3g

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