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Smart swaps: Saturated fat

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Smart swaps: Saturated fat

Saturated fats are mainly found in animal products, but can also be found in coconut and palm oils, meaning they can turn up in unexpected places. Here are some smart swaps to reduce sat fat intake, while enjoying your favourite flavours.

Any product examples given here were correct at time of publication. However, remember to check the ingredients and nutrition information every so often, as these can change over time.

* Current recommendations are that we eat no more than 24g saturated fat each day (based on an average 8700kJ daily energy intake).


Instead of Meadow Fresh Cream

Choose Philadelphia Light Cream for Cooking

Saves 4.6g saturated fat for each 2 tablespoons you use

Bench the Heinz Seriously Good Garlic Aioli

And Squeeze Heinz Seriously Good Lite Aioli instead

You’ll save 0.7g per 25ml dollop

Step away from the Tom & Luke Fruit & Nut Snackaballs or Zesty Lemon & Coconut Snackaballs

And reach for the Tom & Luke Peanut Lovers Snackaballs Peanut Butter & Cacao

For 3 balls you save 2.9g saturated fat – that’s over 50 per cent

Instead of tucking in to Patak’s Korma

Try Patak’s Tikka Masala

And save 6.4g saturated fat per serve

Switch So Good Coconut Milk Unsweetened

For So Good Almond Coconut Milk Unsweetened

And save a whopping 4.1g per 250ml glass

Instead of Dolmio Alfredo Pasta Sauce

Serve up Dolmio Extra Tomato, Onion & Roast Garlic Pasta Sauce

And lose 2g saturated fat per serve

First published: Jul 2018

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