Last updated on May 11th, 2018 at 01:55 pm

There is no way that you can be ‘ripped’ and look like a bikini model on lasagne and fresh white bread…

BUT you can still cook some of your family’s favourite meals by making them a little healthier – without taking away any of the flavour! Remember, that this doesn’t mean that mac ‘n’ cheese is HEALTHY… it just means that it can be healthier than it normally is.

A balanced approach to your diet and lifestyle can help make it more sustainable, and something that the whole family can get on board with. You can cook these healthier versions of your family’s favourite comfort meals once a week without it playing havoc with your diet. Stick to reasonable portion sizes, and don’t have seconds.

Enjoy!

Make a healthier mac ‘n’ cheese

Everyone loves a comforting bowl of mac ‘n’ cheese! But it’s pretty heavy and full of saturated fats and simple carbs.

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Lighten the load by using skimmed milk and low-fat cheese. Use some cottage cheese or butternut in the sauce to retain the creaminess of the sauce. Swap the regular pasta for wholegrain and you’ve successfully reduced fat and added fibre.

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Click page 2 below for more ideas on how to make your family’s favourite comfort foods more diet-friendly…