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12 HEALTHY TWEAKS for the BIG DAY

Make our simple changes to your Christmas Day menu – you’ll be the only one who knows you’ve shaved off all those calories plus loads of fat

1 TURKEY

76% of us still sit down to turkey at Christmas – and it remains a great choice for the centrepiece as it’s a low-fat option. Make sure you choose the white meat over the dark, though, as it has three times less fat. Resist the crispy skin, too – it adds 25kcal per medium serving. To get portion sizes right, and ensure you defrost and cook your turkey safely, use the nifty calculator at britishturkey.co.uk.

2 SPROUTS

Forget boiling, then smothering with butter. Instead, take off the outer leaves, then halve and spritz with a little cooking oil spray. Sprinkle with sliced garlic and clementine zest and cook in a hot oven for 30 min.

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In December’s Healthy Food Guide, save calories at the Christmas do with our tips for eating out without the belly bloat. We discover the surprising magic of how to sing yourself slim, and our experts recommend diet tweaks to help ease anxiety. Plus we’ve got healthier festive food including 12 tweaks for the big day, warming slow-cook suppers and our fancy, fuss-free filo meals.