YOUR HEALTHIEST TAKEAWAY CHOICES
We show you how to order a better meal in
When you’re pressed for time and have hungry bellies to fill, cooking a meal from scratch can take a back seat to a drive-through at the local fast-food joint or a home-delivered pizza. Ordering restaurant meals delivered to your door is also a new food trend, thanks to the rise of such online services as Menulog and UberEATS.
Evidence suggests that eating fast foods regularly can lead to weight gain, due to their excess kilojoules, and the average takeaway meal provides almost half of an adult’s average daily energy intake (8700kJ).
But takeaway doesn’t have to sabotage your healthy-eating habits. According to a recent study conducted by Accredited Practising Dietitian, Geraldine Georgeou, it’s possible to get up to three serves of vegetables in your ‘ordered in’ meal.
“Ordering a healthy takeaway dish can help you meet your five [veg] a day, as long as you follow some simple rules, such as ordering a side salad, choosing a stir-fry option or extra steamed greens with a main,” she says. While we don’t encourage you to regularly rely on takeaway to feed your family, we understand that convenience dominates modern life. We put some of the most popular cuisines in the spotlight and show you how to give them healthy makeovers in three simple steps. A tastier, healthier takeaway starts here!
The average takeaway meal has half of your daily kilojoule needs