Sunday 12 July, 2020

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


(Photo: Homemade Zagat)

2. Pelau (2 cups): 636 calories 


3. Macaroni pie (235g): 456 calories


4. Stewed chicken (166g): 240 calories


5. Doubles (One doubles): 300 calories


6. Currants roll (one roll): 305 calories


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


(Photo courtesy Eat Ah Food)

8. Oil Down (one serving): 470 calories


9. Cassava pone (187g): 189 calories


10. Sponge cake (one slice): 243 calories

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

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