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Smoked Sausages

The spices used and the smoking process make these sausages extremely flavoursome which means you only need a small amount to satisfy. A good thing too, because too many will take you over your recommended daily fat and kJ intake.

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Green Papaya Salad

A fresh and flavoursome recipe that ticks all the boxes. Not only does it contribute to daily fruit requirements, but it is low in fat and is a great source of protein.

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Tuna Salad

Although this recipe is high in fat, it provides and good source of protein and the fats are generally polyunsaturated fats, which is the better for people watching their heart health.

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Spaghetti with Garlic Oil

This authentic Italian dish is quick and easy to prepare and is a good source of dietary fibre, however it is also high in carbohydrate and fat so read on for Geraldine's tips to make it healthier for you.

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Stuffed Vegetables

This hearty gluten free dish incorporates a good variety of vegetable serves contributing to a person’s vegetable requirements.

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Potato Omelette

A traditional, easy to make Spanish dish which is low in kJ per serving, low in carbohydrate and can be served with a side salad.

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Black Sticky Rice Pudding

This sweet dessert is low in fat, but high in carbohydrate. Find out how the use of sugar substitutes can make it a diabetic-friendly choice.

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Paella

This flavoursome Spanish dish is a good source of protein, is low in KJ and low in fat. Using basmati rice would also make the dish low GI making it more suitable for people with diabetes.

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Beef Bourguignon

This hearty dish is high in kJ and fat, however using less olive oil, reducing the butter used in the dish and using a reduced fat dairy could make this dish a healthier choice.

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Baklava

This decadent dessert is high in fat, but low in carbohydrate. Consider using a reduced fat margarine to lower the overall fat content.

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Falafel

This authentic Lebanese recipe is high in dietary fibre, and low in kJ and fat. Serve with tabouli, hoummous and a lemon wedge for an extra healthy meal.

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Salt and Pepper Squid

A flavoursome dish which uses a number of herbs and spices, this recipe is ideal as the calamari provides a good source of protein, is low in saturated fat and in carbohydrate. Shallow fry or bake the calamari to minimize the total fat of the dish. A healthy choice that can be served with a side salad and a lemon wedge.

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Orange and Almond Cake

This tasty gluten-free treat is a great option for dessert, despite being high in fat. It is recommended that smaller serves are plated. This recipe is highest in monounsaturated fats and also has a source of dietary fibre.

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Black Forest Cake

This decadent dessert is very high in fat and in kJ. To lower the fat and kJ content use reduced fat cream and milk, limit the amount of butter used in the recipe and remove a layer of the sponge cake.

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Sago Pudding

This gluten free dessert is low in fat and energy. However, it is high in carbohydrate due to the sago and sugar content, thus not the best option for a person with diabetes. It is recommended to lower the serving size and serve with fresh seasonal fruit.

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