You don’t have to walk too far these days to find a fast food vendor or 10. Fish and chips, pizza, burgers and tacos are all fast food favourites here in Aussie – but tend to be laden with saturated fats, high-salt content, preservatives and sugar.
A number of experts attribute the current obesity epidemic to sugar rather than fat-rich diets. In 2015 the World Health Organization released a report on sugar, recommending adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake – and less than 5% for additional health benefits.
The media has recently shone a light on savoury fast foods unsuspectingly doused in sugar, highlighting salad dressings, sauces and bread as some of the high offenders. While a pineapple-pattie combo can get the best of all of us sometimes, the health benefits of making your own food far outweigh the convenience of the drive-through. So, let’s get back to basics. The first step to meeting this intake is to know what you’re eating. Satisfy your sugar and salt cravings with these easy, make-at-home takes on classic fast food felons.
Four recipes. No grease. No guilt.