Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Lake District Dairy Tomato & Basil Cooking Sauce

The Lake District Dairy Co. have recently introduced a new range of three quark-based cooking sauces. Varieties include: Garlic & Herb, Tikka and Tomato & Basil. If you've ever wondered what to do with Quark, look no further than The Lakeland District Dairy Co (website) who specialise in this nutritious and low calorie product.

Quark is a naturally low fat, high protein type of cream cheese which can be used in a multitude of ways. And with these new Quark cooking sauces, you can now make delicious and healthy meals (from scratch) in less than 30 minutes.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Kirsty's Healthy Ready Meals Review

The terms 'ready meal' and 'healthy' don't often share sentence space together. But after much slating by consumer watchdogs and the like, supermarkets are now offering healthier ranges of own-brand ready meals.

It's not only supermarkets. Entrepreneurial individuals such as Kirsty's are using this gap in the market to show us that it is possible to make a healthy ready meal.

Kirsty is a lady who, back in 2010, won investment backing from two of the Dragons from the Dragon’s Den. She now has a new range of five healthy ready meals.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Coca Cola Life with Stevia Review

Coca Cola Life can with steviaI’d heard some time ago about the release of Coca-Cola with stevia, however it was only last week I actually saw them on sale. It’s easy to recognise as it comes in a green can.

The new Coke is called ‘Coca-Cola Life’ and is described as ‘a sparkling soft drink with vegetable extracts and sugar and sweetener’. It has 33% fewer calories than the full sugared variety.

I’m not a fizzy drink consumer, but my son and his friends love the stuff. So I decided to buy a few to see what they thought. And of course, I had a small taste myself.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Coconut Water Calories, Nutrition and Ingredients

If you're on the hunt for coconut water, you won't have to look far. Its growing popularity has led to at least 35 different brands being sold in cartons and bottles around the country.

Most coconut water is just that, the juice from the inside of a coconut. But some are made from concentrate while others have added ingredients.

To help you compare different coconut water brands, here is a selection which can be found in health stores, supermarkets and smaller retail outlets in the UK.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Lake District Dairy Quark Review and Recipe

Lake District Dairy Quark varietiesI recently received three tubs of Quark soft cheese, courtesy of the Lake District Dairy Co. Quark is a type of soft cheese that really deserves more attention than it currently gets.

Quark soft cheese is extremely versatile and can be used in place of cream cheese or fromage frais in sweet or savoury recipes. Quark provides a good source of protein, and because it’s low in calories and fat, it’s a fantastic choice for slimmers.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Danone Shape Pineapple & Coconut Yogurt Review

Danone Shape Pineapple & Coconut YogurtDanone Shape have brought out a Special Edition Pineapple & Coconut flavour yogurt with no added sugar and zero percent fat.

Like the other Shape yogurts, they come as a pack of 4 snap apart pots. Each pot is 120g and has 74 calories.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Kingsmill Bagel Thins - Review

Kingsmill Bagel Thins whiteIf you’re looking for easy ways of cutting calories, consider buying mini versions of your favourite foods. Alternatively, look out for ‘Thins’. This is another trick manufacturers are using to help us downsize our portions and calorie intake, while still enjoying the food we like.

Recently the New York Bakery introduced Mini Bagels (see review) and now Kingsmill have introduced their ‘Bagel Thins’. Each bagel has 122 calories compared with 231 calories for the regular sized bagel.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Go Ahead Chocolate Thins Forest Fruit Review

Go Ahead Chocolate Thins Forest Fruit
Go Ahead Chocolate Thins Forest Fruit
Go Ahead have introduced a new variety to their Chocolate Thins range, called 'Forest Fruit’. Flavours already available include Strawberry, Red Cherry and Orange.

Like the others (see review), boxes contain five packs of two crispy biscuits with a fruit filling and milk chocolate topping.

Each Chocolate Thin slice has 73 calories.


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Hi Lo Bread – High protein, Low Carb Bread Review

If you've already discovered the lower carbohydrate, high protein bread called LivLife Seriously Seeded (see review), you may be interested in this new arrival called Hi-Lo.

Hi-Lo bread has 65% less carbohydrate than white bread, is high in protein, higher in fibre than wholemeal bread and has 86 calories per slice.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Experiences of Using a NutriBullet

Following on from my earlier post - 'Experiences of Buying a NutriBullet', here's an update on what it's like to use.

I'm using the NutriBullet 600 which has a 600W motor capable of blitzing fruit and vegetables into smithereens in a matter of seconds.  I’ve had my NutriBullet in action for a couple of months now, and I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of fruity, veggie combinations.

Some are a success, others, not so much.

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