Saturday 18 November, 2017

10 Trini dishes and their calorie counts

Trinis love a good chicken roti or pelau, macaroni pie and stewed chicken. But do you know how many calories you’re really consuming?

Here’s a breakdown of 10 of your favourite foods and their (approximate) calorie counts (per serving):

1. Chicken roti: 500 calories

 

2. Pelau: 636 calories

 

3. Macaroni pie: 456 calories

 

4. Stewed chicken: 300 calories

 

5. Doubles: 300 calories

 

6. Currants roll: 305 calories

 

7. Bake and shark (or shark and bake): 600 calories

 

(Photo courtesy Eat Ah Food)

8. Oil Down: 500 calories

 

9. Cassava pone: 189 calories

 

10. Sponge cake (one slice): 243 calories

So bear in mind if you’re gearing up for carnival, every calorie counts!