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).
Choose Philadelphia Light Cream for Cooking
Saves 4.6g saturated fat for each 2 tablespoons you use
And Squeeze Heinz Seriously Good Lite Aioli instead
You’ll save 0.7g per 25ml dollop
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
Try Patak’s Tikka Masala
And save 6.4g saturated fat per serve
For So Good Almond Coconut Milk Unsweetened
And save a whopping 4.1g per 250ml glass
Serve up Dolmio Extra Tomato, Onion & Roast Garlic Pasta Sauce
And lose 2g saturated fat per serve