Food

Healthy Christmas swaps: the MVF Festive Swap Shop!

It’s a tough time of year; social events, family gatherings, work dos. It’s hard to navigate December without feeling like the mirror is showing you Father Christmas’ reflection rather than your own. So we’re going to try and help you lighten the load with a festive edition of the MAN v FAT Swap Shop! Healthy Christmas swaps Seasonal Snacking Chocolate biscuits are tempting at the best of times, let alone

Recipe: Pigs in blankets mac n cheese

When the coffee shop Christmas menus were first announced back at the start of November, there was one offering that stood out. Costa is doing a mac n cheese with pigs n blankets, and my first thought was YES.  The calories aren’t so bad, clocking in at 632 cals for a box of cheesy, bacon-y goodness, but the portion is kinda small (not a criticism really, have it for lunch

Recipe: Chocolate dipped Christmas fruit

Fruit tastes great on its own but why not add some Christmas excitement by adding chocolate and nuts? After all, if there’s one time of year you should be able to liven up your fruit, it’s Christmas. Good quality dark chocolate is good for sensitive tummies and full of antioxidants, which are important for our health. Simply choose fruit that is gut-friendly such as pineapple, strawberries, satsumas, oranges, kiwis or

How many calories in Caffe Nero and Pret Christmas food?

There’s no getting away from it now: Christmas food is in full swing and it’s time to get merry with the many different versions of turkey sandwiches currently on the high street. If you’re planning on a trip to Caffe Nero, Pret or Greggs but still want to keep an eye on your calorie intake for the day, this is your guide to the festive fancies on offer. Pair it

Five of the best low-calorie alcohol-free beers

If you love a pint, you’re not alone, but it’s no secret that alcohol is high in calories – and that’s before you even get to the fry up that makes your hangover more bearable. There has been a massive increase in low-alcohol beer on the market in recent years, but did you know that low-alcohol doesn’t necessarily mean low-calorie? We asked Tom from Steady Drinker, who specialises in looking