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Many of us succumb to festive temptation and consume a little too much of what we fancy during Christmas and New Year. Fortunately, for those struggling to shed a few excess pounds, help is at hand. And it comes in the form of an impressive range of typical Dutch products, all in low fat or reduced calorie versions!
Slankie (low fat Dutch cheese spread)
If you love cheese spread but prefer to avoid the calories, then opt for Slankie cheese spread from the Netherlands. The name Slankie means slim in Dutch and Slankie is, indeed, a wonderfully light cheese spread that contains 70% less fat than ordinary cheese spread. In addition to Slankie cheese spread 20+ natural, Slankie comes in an exciting range of flavours, including Slankie cheese spread with lean ham. Slankie is perfect on bread and tastes utterly delicious on your favourite crackers and crisp breads.
Klene sugar free Dutch liquorice
Losing weight is never fun, particularly when your preferred sweets and confectionary products are off the menu. Of course, this needn’t be the case if you choose for Klene sugar free liquorice – a yummy Dutch liquorice that’s remarkably low in calories and makes a sensible sweet treat between meals. Best of all, Klene sugar free liquorice is almost indistinguishable from standard Klene liquorice and is available in a variety of different types, such as Klene liquorice gums, Klene salty ovals and Klene liquorice coins.
Calvé peanut butter light
It’s hard to resist a tempting sandwich crammed with authentic Dutch Calvé peanut butter, even when you’ve recently upped your dress size. The good news is that you no longer have to – Calvé peanut butter light tastes every bit as rich and creamy as ordinary Calvé peanut butter, yet pleasingly contains 30% less fat.
Unox extra lean smoked sausage
During the long, cold winter months it’s nice to warm up with a hearty Dutch meal with traditional smoked sausage. Happily you can still enjoy this famous Dutch delicacy when you’re on a diet – as well as Unox smoked sausage from Gelderland and Unox smoked sausage beef, you can now plump for a Unox extra lean smoked sausage, which is just as succulent as their regular sausage, but contains a surprising 30% less fat.
Hak apple sauce light
A generous serving of apple sauce is likely the first item to disappear from your dinner plate if you’re battling the bulge. However, serve Hak apple sauce light instead and those typical Dutch dishes can remain complete. That’s because Hak apple sauce light is lovingly prepared from special ‘light’ varieties of apples and contains no added sugar. Yum!
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