29 Jan, 2010
What’s on Your Plate?
Feeling lazy and hankering some comfort food, I nipped into Tesco and bought the Tesco Finest Lamb Moussaka. I naively thought it would marry well with the Potato Gratin from the normal Tesco range but I choose poorly. Both were tasty but sadly not together – I swear I could almost hear my arteries clog up.
Unbearably uncomfortable, I decided to have a look at the ingredients. Shockingly; a half portion of the Moussaka is 42.6g of fat which is a massive 61% of your recommended daily fat intake and the Potato Gratin, which has 20.9g of fat – equates to a whopping 30% of your guideline daily amount.
The ingredients are good with no added artificial preservatives, flavours, colours or hydrogenated fat but the double cream and really cheesy béchamel sauce make it unnecessarily heavy. In fact, I don’t think the dish needs cream at all and I should have made the effort to make my own Moussaka.
Just goes to show how important it is to read the label and avoid discovering you have eaten 91% of your daily fat intake in just one meal.
Do you always read the label?