Saturday, 16 March 2013

High protein

Tinned tuna
24g protein per 100 calories
Chicken breast
17g protein per 100 calories
Quorn mince
14g protein per 100 calories
Tinned kidney beans
7.5g protein per 100 calories

Tinned chickpeas
5.8g protein per 100 calories

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Happy Valentines!

Frozen strawberries

Scientists say women who eat strawberries and blueberries regularly may have a reduced risk of having a heart attack compared to those who eat them once a month or less, even if these women eat plenty of other types of fruit and vegetables.

And we all know dark chocolate is good for you...

81% Dark chocolate

Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Sliced ham
2g salt per 100 calories. 2g per 100g.
Packet soup (makes 1 cup)
1g salt per 100 calories. 4.96g per 100g.
Vegetarian onion and rosemary sausages
0.9g salt per 100 calories. 1.2g per 100g.
Pork sausage
0.6g salt per 100 calories. 2g per 100g.
'Melts' crackers.
0.5g salt per 100 calories. 2.5g per 100g.
Potato waffle
0.5g salt per 100 calories. 0.9g per 100g.
White cheddar
0.4g salt per 100 calories. 2g per 100g.
Cheese and onion crisps
0.25g salt per 100 calories. 1.3g per 100g.

Quorn mince
0.19g salt per 100 calories. 0.2g per 100g.
Porridge oats
0.06g salt per 100 calories. 0.25 per 100g

Saturday, 19 January 2013


Frozen strawberries
Kidney beans

Thursday, 17 January 2013


Greek style natural. 6% sugar, 10% fat. Calcium 134mg/100cal.

 Low fat vanilla. 13.6% sugar, 1.6% fat. Calcium 169mg/100cal.

Greek style blueberry. 12.3% sugar, 8.2% fat. Calcium 106/100cal.

Fat free banoffee flavour. 4.6% sugar, 0.2% fat. Calcium unknown.

Although the calcium is unknown in the fat free yogurt, calcium levels per 100g are pretty consistent. Choosing 100 calories of low fat, low sugar yogurt actually means you can get more calcium into your diet for the same calories.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Good calorie v bad calorie

If you use avocado with a little lemon juice instead of mayonnaise in your sandwich you are increasing your intake of good fats as well as getting lots of vitamin C and fibre.

Swap your koka noodles for baked beans. You get to eat almost twice as much for your 100 calories and your body benefits from the nutrients in the beans. Maybe stick to low salt and sugar beans though. 

Weird one

Wouldn't have thunk it.

This is based on the info on the pack. Any thoughts?

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Olive oil

10g of extra virgin olive oil = 100 calories

An egg

This is an egg, a chicken's egg

A large egg weighs approximately 70g, has 100 calories, 7g of fat and 9g of protein and costs around 40 cent.
It also has lots of essential amino acids and Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamins A, D, E, B5, B12, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Folate and lots more.

To clarify

We have decided to rotate the view of the pictures. We hope this doesn't confuse and we might go back and do the earlier ones later, maybe.

For those who are easily confused, the number under the item is grams AKA for that amount of grams of that food you are getting 100 calories.

It begins

How much is a portion? How big is a 100g of popcorn? How many calories in a teaspoon of mayonnaise? We constantly analyse what we eat but can we really judge how many calories are in our foods?

With a little maths and a lot of mess we will take a photo of 100 calories worth of each food type. This experiment probably won't help us lose weight (as we are eating all the food we measure) but we are finding it very useful to help judge the amount of calories on our plate. 

This won't be a food blog, just a visual library of calories. Sciencey! We have put the food into categories - dairy, meat/proteins, fruit and veg, liquids, condiments etc. for your easy browsing >>>>>>

This is a calorie analysis blog and not meant as a health or diet one. Just because something is high in calories it doesn't mean it is automatically bad for you!

We will put a few up each week so let us know if there are any foods you would like us to put up.