"Salads are often considered to be the ideal 'healthy' choice when people eat out but they can often be packed with fat, especially if they're smothered in oily salad dressings or served with heaps of coleslaw, potato salad or other mayonnaise-laden accompaniments," says Juliette.
"With this meal, it's not so much the coleslaw and potato salad that contribute to the high fat content, but the smoked mackerel. However, this isn't really bad news because one of the main fats in oily fish is thought to keep the heart healthy, and may help to stop blood clots from forming. Healthy eating guidelines recommend that people should have at least one portion of oily fish a week, such as mackerel, sardines or pilchards.
"The high fat content of this meal is balanced by a low intake of starchy carbohydrates, so having a jacket potato, boiled new potatoes or some crusty granary bread would be a good idea - all without butter, of course.
"The meal is quite high in sugar, most of it coming from the cola, drinking chocolate and crepe. Choosing a diet cola would reduce sugar intake considerably. Having either the dessert or the hot chocolate, but not both, would help to reduce sugar and fat intake"n
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