We’re agreed! In the depths of winter, it’s a lot nicer to curl up on the couch than brave the chill! But when ordering takeaway, you can still keep your health top of mind. CHECK THE DESCRIPTION Even if your meal contains healthy ingredients, how those ingredients are prepared and cooked can make a big difference. Steer clear of foods described as creamy, deep-fried or crumbed, and look for grilled, baked or sautéed instead. DON’T FORGET THE VEGIES More often than not, takeaway meals can be lacking in fresh vegetables. A good trick is to order an extra side of vegies and aim for them to make up about half of your meal. Thai stir-fries can turn out to be a healthy vegie-packed choice. MAKE SENSIBLE SWAPS You don’t have to miss out on some of your favourite cuisines. Instead, make healthy swaps! Some better options include: A few slices of a thin-crust vegetarian pizza, rather than a thick-crust meat-lovers pizza A tandoori curry or dahl, rather than butter chicken or a curry with coconut milk Chicken and cashew stir-fry with steamed rice, rather than a satay stir-fry with fried rice Steamed dumplings rather than fried spring rolls.