Party Season Helpful Tips - Day 1

Indulge - but don't overindulge!

Whether it is a family get together or an evening with friends, we often do a lot of celebrating over the festive season. However with alcohol and snacks a-plenty, many additional calories may be consumed – as you can see from the calories of the nibbles below, it can be easy to eat the equivalent calories of a full meal just from all the party food and drinks available!

So, a little forward planning and making some good food choices can help to make your party season that little bit healthier.

Nibble

Portion size

Energy (kcal)

Saturated fat (g)

Lower calorie alternative

Portion size

Energy (kcal)

Saturated

 fat (g)

 Mini sausage roll

15g

53

1.6

Sushi (salmon)

20g

30

 0.1

 Breaded chicken

20g 

51

0.4

Chicken skewer

15g

26

0.3

 2 cheese straws

16g

82

2.8

2 bread sticks

11g

43

0.7

 Handful of tortilla

crisps

20g

101

0.6

7 olives

21g

22

0.4

 Soured cream dip (around 3 tbsp)

45g

123

3.3

Tzatziki

45g

57

2.1

 Single rum (25ml)

and cola

175ml

119

0.0

Single rum and diet cola

175ml

57

0.0

 Orange cream chocolate

12g

52

1.2

Satsuma

50g

21

0.0

Handful of salted peanuts

30g

181

2.9

Handful of plain popcorn

15g

78

0.3

Mince pie

67g

253

4.0

Mini mince pie

22g

87

1.9