Sunday, 24 March 2013

Reduced Fat French Butter Croissants - Waitrose

Who doesn’t love croissants? That delicious soft, melting texture of warm buttery pastry is like a taste of heaven. But all those calories! The average plain croissant has over 200 calories and more than 10g of fat. Anyone watching their weight would be best advised to steer well clear of such a treat.

Fortunately, not all croissants are quite so sinful. Waitrose LOVE lifeyou count... have a reduced fat version of French butter croissants which taste every bit as delicious as the full fat variety.

Waitrose LOVE Life French Butter Croissants are:

 ‘Made with AOP Charentes butter and French flour. Prepared in France, they are baked in the UK for added freshness. Free from colourings and preservatives, AOP Charentes butter has a characteristic hazelnut flavour and a uniquely rich and creamy texture. French flour is especially fine in texture and taste, making it perfect for our croissants and pastries.’

Although each croissant has just 168 calories, they're still not a 'healthy' food choice. But if you can’t resist the odd croissant now and again, then choosing one that’s lower in fat (and calories), but still tastes rich and buttery, then these French Butter Croissants from Waitrose are a fantastic compromise.

They're available in packs of four croissants and are suitable for freezing. Serve them warm by heating in the oven or microwave for 2-3 minutes or eat them straight from the pack. Either way, they're totally delicious.

Nutrition information per croissant: 168 calories, 4.3g protein, 20.4g carbohydrate, 2.3g sugars, 7.4g fat, 4.8g saturates, 1.3g fibre, 0.35g salt. Suitable for vegetarians.

1 comment :

  1. yum and after i will run on the beach so the flour doesnt have time to stay in my body ;p



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