Dietitian reveals how simple swaps in meals can save you calories

Mail Online | 6/14/2018 | Sophie Haslett For Daily Mail Australia
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If you're embarking on a weight loss plan you should eat only lettuce and cucumber, right?

Not the case. In fact, you can eat exactly what you might want to enjoy, provided you get the portions under control.

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Dietitian, Paula Norris, regularly illustrates this on her Instagram page, where she showcases the simple dietary swaps you can make to get rid of hundreds of calories.

Her most recent example? A green 'power bowl'-style lunch filled with quinoa, spinach, halloumi cheese, roasted pumpkin, red onion, almonds and salad dressing.

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By making just a few changes, you can take the dish from a 705 calorie extravaganza to a light meal that comes in at just 345 calories.

Should you want to make the lightened version at home, Paula said you first need to swap 3/4 of a cup of quinoa for just 1/4 of a cup.

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Then, add 3/4 of a cup of spinach for the higher calorie version and 1.5 cups for the lower, take your one cup of roasted pumpkin with two teaspoons of olive oil to one cup cooked with spray oil and add 1/8 of a red onion for both.

Three large florets of broccoli is also subbed in to the low calorie version.

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Finally, replace 80 grams...
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