Monday 20 August, 2018

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): 300 calories

 

5. Doubles (One doubles): 700 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): 500 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!