Chilli Con Carne (125g minced beef, 175g chilli sauce and 62.5g long grain rice)

Next time you are making a Chilli Con Carne take a look at the labels on the minced beef and chilli sauce.

The first label here shows that a 125g portion of lean (5% fat) mince beef makes up 8% of the Reference Intake (RI) for calories and none of the RI for sugars.

As you can see, the second label shows the number of calories and sugars for a 100g serving of Chilli Con Carne sauce. Therefore, if you use half a jar  it will provide you with one of your 5-A-Day and contain 121 calories (6% of the Reference Intake (RI) for calories) and 6.1g of sugars (7% of the RI for sugars).

The third label highlights that a tennis-ball sized serving of cooked long grain rice (Based on the weight of 62.5g dry rice) contains 216 calories (11% of the Reference Intake (RI) for calories) but very low level of sugars – 0.3g (0.3% of the RI for sugars).

This meal serves one, and in total contains 492 calories (25% of the Reference Intake (RI) for calories) and 6.4g of sugars (7% of the RI for sugars).