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HEALTHY TAKEAWAY'S THAT ARE LOADED WITH CALORIES!!

Claire Sanders

Posted on June 02 2017

HEALTHY TAKEAWAY'S THAT ARE LOADED WITH CALORIES!!
Be honest – the chances are, you’ll have consumed at least 1-2 takeaways this week.

The temptation of a Friday night pizza, Thursday lunchtime burger or, dare we say it, muffin with your coffee. Even that cheeky chicken sandwich counts!!

It’s not necessarily your fault. As our lives get busier and fresh food becomes more expensive, takeaway is an increasingly attractive AND cheaper option!!

So, while we know fried foods should be enjoyed sparingly, what about the options we tell ourselves are healthy?

Here are seemingly ‘healthy’ takeaways that are, in fact, loaded with calories:

SUSHI
Japanese food can be light, fresh and low in calories – depending on what you order. Sashimi, for example, is a great source of natural fats and omega-3 acids.

However, sushi that is loaded with fried chicken or fish, mayo and cream cheese is high in calories and low in nutritional value.

Avoid: 7 pieces of fried prawn sushi with mayo = 508 calories
Try: 8 pieces of tuna sushi with cucumber = 184 calories
Thai stir-fry

THAI
Sounds and even looks healthy - surely this is a great option??
Avoid: Chicken with cashew nut stir-fry = 325 calories per 100g serve
Try: Mixed vegetable stir-fry with oyster sauce = 170 calories per two-cup serve

CHICKEN SALAD WRAP
Ok, ok – this does depends on your definition of a chicken salad wrap! If you prefer grilled chicken, fresh salad and a light dusting of mustard or pesto, then you’ve made a low-calorie choice.

The problem starts when you add cheese, creamy dressings, fried or roast chicken and bacon.

Avoid: Crumbed chicken with salad, lots of mayo, grated cheese on a white tortilla wrap = up to 1,100 calories
Try: Grilled chicken with salad (add mustard or avocado for a flavour hit) on a wholemeal tortilla = 200 calories

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