TECHNIQUES

Skill level

Easy

Cut back on calories without the faff of counting. The video shows you how you can enjoy full plates of your favourite meals and still slash your calorie intake with a few simple ingredient swaps.

Notes:

* Point 4: cutting the fat off bacon reduces the calories from approx 276 per 100g to 112, saving you 164 kcals .

* Point 5: 15% fat beef mince is 220 kcals per 100g; the same weight of cooked lentils is 116 kcals. saving you 104 kcals.

* Point 6: double cream is 248 kcals per 50ml. For the same volume, quark and fat-free crème fraiche are about 31, fat-free natural yogurt about 28 and fat-free fromage frais about 24.