The Nutrition Info box
If you need to lose weight, reduce your salt or fat intake, or keep an eye on your carbs, just refer to the Nutrition Info box alongside each recipe. You can use it to track all of your nutritional requirements, as well as count your carbs and carb exchanges. You’ll also find out whether a recipe is low, medium or high GI, or gluten free. Easy!
We show whether a food is designed to be a between-meals snack, breakfast, lunch (a lighter main) or dinner (the main meal of the day). When we say, ‘as an occasional dish’, it should only be eaten as a treat, such as once a fortnight.
We sometimes use brand names to make it easy for you to find nutritionally suitable foods at the shops.
Whenever we list an ingredient as optional, it isn’t included in the nutrition analysis and it’s up to you if you want to use it.
Sugar or sugar substitute
In some dishes, you can use either sugar or a sugar substitute. In these cases, we give you the nutrition analysis for both.
Choice of ingredients
When we give you the choice of two different ingredients, we analyse only the first one.
Make counting carbs easy: one carb exchange = 15g carbs. Aim for 1-2 exchanges in snacks, and 1-4 exchanges in a meal.
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