Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Gluten Free Nutri-Brex Weetabix Alternative Review

With the continuing demand for gluten free food, you can now find a gluten free alternative to most wheat-based products. This is great news for those who are gluten or wheat intolerant as there is a lot more choice. But it’s also giving us a chance to try other types of grains.

Nutri-brex plainOne grain which you may not have heard of is sorghum. It’s nothing to do with chewing gum but is apparently the fifth most important cereal crop in the world. And it’s this grain which is the main ingredient of Nutri-Brex – a gluten free alternative to Weetabix or other wheat based breakfast biscuits.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Itsu Zero Noodle Low Calorie Salads

Itsu, the Japanese eat in and takeaway restaurant, is a great choice for healthy and low calorie food choices.

But now Itsu have introduced Zero noodles to their range of salads, giving even more low calorie choices for those watching their weight. There are three salads, all under 200 calories for the entire dish.









Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Whole Earth Sweetener with Stevia Review

Whole Earth Sweetener cubes and granulesI first came across the new Whole Earth Sweetener Co. sweeteners while in a branch of Starbucks. I sweeten my coffee with Truvia but noticed they’d replaced their regular Truvia packets with Whole Earth 0 cal sweetener packets.

Examining the packet more closely, I realised it's another Stevia sweetener, like Truvia, which is bulked up with erythritol. Each packet has zero calories and is equivalent to the sweetness of one teaspoon of sugar.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Most Popular Snacks in Our Fridges

According to a survey carried out by Appliances Direct, home owners in the UK open the door and look in the fridge up to 14 times every day! They also check the contents of their cupboards around 9 times a day.

I know this is something I'm guilty of doing, especially when I'm working from home. I go into the kitchen frequently to make cups of tea and coffee, which inevitably means opening the fridge door.



The snacks I choose tend to be something like fruit, yogurt or nuts. But only one of these makes the top 5 popular snacks in the UK.


Sunday, 23 July 2017

M&S Pet Food For Cats Review

M&S cat food selection boxI’m making a slight deviation away from my usual food reviews. This time I decided to review a pet food but it’s not me doing the tasting!!!

My two finicky cats persuaded me that this cat food from Marks and Spencer should definitely be on my shopping list next week.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Low Sugar Granola from FUEL10K

Back in December I wrote a blog post called ‘Top 40 High Sugar Breakfast Cereals’. Naturally these are the breakfast cereals I would advise NOT to consume on a regular basis!

Granolas, although incredibly delicious, are nearly always high in sugar and calories. Quite a few granolas feature in my top 40 high sugar breakfast cereals list, including those made by FUEL10K.

But there’s great news! FUEL10K have recently launched two new LOW SUGAR granolas which are being sold by Tesco.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Erythritol Zero Calorie Sugar Alternative Review

I’ve been researching different types of sweeteners, in particular, those which are more natural and less processed. Of course, any type of sweetener which is purchased in a bag or bottle has been through some kind of processing. However, there are some which are being touted as a more natural and healthier alternative to regular sugar.

One of these is erythritol. This is a zero calorie sugar replacement which doesn’t produce the same type of blood sugar increase as regular table sugar.

Monday, 12 June 2017

M&S Skinny Pork Sausages Review

Sausages, to be properly juicy and tasty should really have a high meat content and they are usually high in saturated fat as well. I steer clear of those.

Fortunately there are some much lower calorie sausages and these Outdoor Bred Skinny Sausages from Marks and Spencer have only 78 calories each and are gluten free.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Weetabix Additions New Coconut, Apple & Raisin

Weetabix already have a wide variety of breakfast cereals, including their Original (and best) Weetabix, Banana Weetabix, Golden Syrup Weetabix, High Protein Weetabix, Organic Weetabix and the popular Weetabix Minis.

But it seems those behind the scenes at Weetabix have decided we need more choice. So, if you haven’t seen them yet, Weetabix have introduced two new varieties of Weetabix under the 'Additions' range. These are: Coconut & Raisin and Apple & Raisin.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Marks & Spencer Madagascan Vanilla Iced Dessert

Marks and Spencer count on us vanilla ice creamWhile wondering around the M&S food hall a few weeks ago, I found myself in front of the freezer section. I don’t usually make it this far as I spend so long drooling over the delights in the fridge section.

But here I was and I immediately noticed these tubs of Count on Us Madagascan Vanilla Iced Dessert. Just 85 calories per 1/8th of the tub, which is 63g or about 2 ice cream scoops. After a quick scan of the ingredients, I decided this was worth trying out.

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