‘Dine in’ this Valentine’s Day for 760 calories – and avoid the love handles!

February 9, 2016.

Give supermarket ‘Dine In’ deals a miss if you’re watching your weight

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, food retailers are ramping up their popular ‘Dine In’ offers. M&S, Waitrose and Tesco’s are just some of the UK’s favourite retailers offering a 3-course meal with wine for two people for £20.

But whilst the price might be kind to your wallet, the calorie count may be less so to your waistline.

Emma Brown, nutritionist for calorie counter App, Nutracheck, has crunched the numbers and found that some typical ‘Dine In’ deals clock up to 1,500 calories. Add the fizz and the total is around 1,750 calories – almost all of a woman’s recommended daily calorie intake – in just one meal.

“These ‘Dine In’ deals are very popular because they offer a complete meal option for a great value price. Of course they are designed to be a treat – not something you’d be eating every night. But for anyone who has been working hard to lose weight during January and doesn’t want to be thrown off track, it’s perfectly possible to easily replicate a healthier version of the meal ideas at home for half the calories.

“No-one wants to be stuck in the kitchen on Valentine’s Night, but with a bit of planning, you don’t have to be. Hopefully our meal combo shows you can enjoy a 3 course menu that tastes great, and you feel like you’ve indulged – but with far less calories. It’s all about making sensible choices.”

Valentine’s Day Menu

Serves 2: 760 calories & 34.1g fat per person

Prep time:  10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Starter: Pan fried asparagus wrapped in Parma ham

Main:Seared pan-fried tuna on a bed of roasted vegetables, topped with balsamic glazed tomatoes

Dessert: Bitter sweet mixed berries drizzled in dark chocolate

For recipes go to:http://blog.nutracheck.co.uk/blog/2016/02/08/3772/

About Nutracheck: www.nutracheck.co.uk

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For more information on Valentines/special occasion food or drink swaps and menu alternatives, email press@nutracheck.co.uk or call 07968 049528