Low Calorie & Healthy Options
The circumference of your waist doesn’t accurately measure health and certainly happiness, but if, like me, you keep a watchful eye on your weight, consuming the right amount of calories each day is important.
Calories should never be considered in isolation; for example, I would always choose a spoonful of calorific peanut butter, as it’s also high in protein and healthy fats, over a lower-calorie chocolate biscuit with high sugar and low nutritional value.
Low calories don’t necessarily mean being healthy, so checking the sugar, protein, salt & fibre levels is worth checking. The traffic light guidance on the pack is an easy way to make informed choices, but just be careful of the portion size that is being quoted.
I like to be straightforward and honest about my meals; all 400g meals are under 400 calories, and the traffic lights are calculated on the full portion. You’ll also notice that my meals never have any red GDAs, meaning you can confidently pick Kirsty’s meal, knowing it’s a low-calorie and healthy choice.