Turn your roast healthy without anyone noticing

It’s surprisingly easy to slash fat, calories and salt while keeping the feel of a traditional roast dinner. These simple changes could cut the calories in your meal from 1,160 to 604, and turn all the traffic light colours from red to green.

Traditional roast

BHF recommends

Traditional roast  Chicken roast the healthy way

Main course: Potatoes roasted in lard; roasted lamb leg; carrots, broccoli and peas boiled in salted water and served with butter; Yorkshire pudding; gravy from granules

Per portion: 774 kcal, 52.7g fat, 25.5g saturated fat, 3.9g sugar, 1.86g salt

Main course: Potatoes roasted in veg oil; roast chicken breast; carrots, broccoli and peas boiled in unsalted water; Yorkshire pudding made with skimmed milk; reduced-salt gravy granules

Per portion: 456kcal, 13.9g fat, 2.4g saturated fat, 5.2g sugar, 1.06g salt

Dessert: Apple and raspberry oatmeal crumble made with butter, served with custard made with whole milk

Apple and raspberry oatmeal crumble

Per portion: 386kcal, 14.1g fat, 8.3g saturated fat, 37.3g sugar, 0.4g salt

Dessert: Baked apples served with custard made with semi-skimmed milk

Baked apples served with custard

Per portion: 148kcal, 2.5g fat, 1.4g saturated fat, 20.5g sugar, 0.21g salt

 

Apple and raspberry oatmeal crumble nutritional information
 

 

Baked apples served with custard nutritional information
 

Our swaps save you: 556 calories, 50.4g fat (30g saturated fat), 15.5g sugar and 0.99g salt per person

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