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So­lu­tion: On Chi­nese

night, or­der steamed dishes (prawns or chicken with broc­coli, or tofu and brin­jal) mi­nus the sauce. Then get spicy green beans or sautéed spinach with gar­lic and mix the or­ders to­gether, cut­ting your in­take of sug­ary and sodi­um­filled sauce roughly in half while dou­bling the veg­eta­bles. For a Mex­i­can feast, ask for flour tor­tillas stuffed with grilled prawns, chicken, fish or steak and loads of veg­eta­bles. Avoid fried items, like que­sadil­las, tostadas, gordi­tas and taquitos. Skip rice too, but go for the fri­joles and as many types of salsa as your heart de­sires. Top with 1 (heaped) tbsp each of gua­camole and cheese for a fill­ing, mostly plant-based meal.

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