Eating healthily doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice flavour. Kikkoman fans know that just a splash of delicious soy sauce can boost the taste of your meals.
Registered dietitian Juliette Kellow has these great cookery tips to help you make healthier choices:
- Health experts recommend we have less than 6g salt every day.
- Invest in a wok or non-stick frying pan – you won’t need to add much oil in dishes.
- Always measure oil when cooking rather than pouring straight from the bottle. A tablespoon of oil contains around 100 calories and 11g fat so it's easy to add too much when “free pouring”.
- Kikkoman Soy Sauces are packed with flavour – whether the original naturally brewed or the Less Salt variety – so a small amount in dishes is great for adding flavour without the fat. For best results measure the amount of soy sauce you add to dishes with a teaspoon or tablespoon, which will also control the amount of salt in the dish.
- Where there is soy sauce in the ingredients you can leave out salt.
- Get into the habit of checking labels to help cut down on the amount of fat you eat:
Products with 3g fat or less per 100g are considered to be low in fat.
Products with 1.5g saturates or less per 100g are considered to be low in saturates.
- Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce, Kikkoman Less Salt Soy Sauce, Kikkoman Tamari Gluten-free Soy Sauce, Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade and Kikkoman Ponzu are all free from fat and saturates.
- 1 tbsp Kikkoman Soy Sauce contains just 11 kcals.
- Stir frying is a great way to boost your vegetable intake. Half a large onion and pepper, and one carrot provides three of your 5-a-day!
- As well as not adding salt to meals, health experts also recommend eating fewer salty foods especially those also high in fat eg. crisps, savoury snacks, pizzas and takeaways.
- Home cooked Asian meals are much cheaper and more delicious than ordering a takeaway. Plus you’ve control over the ingredients. A carefully made homemade version of a favourite dish should contain fewer calories and less fat and salt than one from a local takeaway.