Enjoy the foods you love with these dinnertime fat swaps

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Here are some handy tips so you can carry on enjoying the food you love but eat more healthily

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Now that you're pregnant it's really important that you're eating the right food and more importantly getting the right types of fat in your diet.

Here are some simple dinnertime tips to cut back the bad fat:

EASY TIP 1 Spag bol: Extra lean mince is lower in saturated fat or try using a mince substitute such as Quorn to make this family favourite.

EASY TIP 2 Fish pie: Use reduced-fat spread and 1% fat milk to make the sauce.

EASY TIP 3 Chilli: See our tip for spag bol above. Or try it vegetarian-style for a change by adding beans, pulses and vegetables instead of mince.

EASY TIP 4 Chips: Choose thick, straight-cut chips instead of french fries or crinkle-cut. At home choose oven chips and if you're making your own, cook them in the oven with a drizzle of sunflower oil, rather than deep-frying.

EASY TIP 5 Mashed potato: Use reduced-fat spread instead of butter, and 1% fat milk or skimmed milk instead of whole or semi-skimmed milk.

EASY TIP 6 Meat: If you can see fat on meat, trim it off before cooking.

EASY TIP 7 Pasta: Try a tomato sauce on your pasta. It's lower in saturated fat than a creamy, or cheesy or meat sauce.

EASY TIP 8 Pizza: Choose a lower-fat topping, such as vegetables, ham, fish or prawns, instead of pepperoni, salami or extra cheese.

For a handy guide on cutting back the fat check out Change4Life for more tips and tricks.

For more information on pregnancy health and advice go to www.nhs.uk/Start4Life
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