Knowing how many kilojoules are in your favourite finger foods means you can navigate any party platter – without derailing your healthy eating plans!
The nibbles passed around at a party can seem like a fabulous thing, particularly if you’re starving when you arrive! But if you’re watching your weight, they can sometimes be an easy trap to fall into.
Often, when we pick at party foods we don’t realise how much we are actually eating and temptation can get the better of us, even if we start the evening with good intentions.
It’s important to factor these nibbles into your daily kilojoule intake so you can adjust throughout the rest of the day. For most people, 8700 kilojoules is the total for the day, or 6300 kilojoules if you’re trying to lose weight. So, an appropriate size for a snack is around 400 kilojoules if you’re having three a day, or around 600 kilojoules if you’re having two a day.
We’ve compared the number of kilojoules in each snack to that in a thin slice of white bread* to give you an idea of how many kilojoules are in each and keep you on the right track.
*1 thin slice white bread = 300kJ
3 small spring rolls with 2 tsp sweet chilli sauce = 560kJ = 1.9 slices bread
1 party pie with 1 tsp tomato sauce = 530kJ = 1.8 slices bread