Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Weetabix Protein Crunch Review Chocolate Flavour

Weetabix Protein Crunch Chocolate flavourI really enjoy browsing around the breakfast cereals aisle in supermarkets. There's often something new and I'm always on the look-out for healthier options.

Last week I spotted a new cereal from Weetabix, called Protein Crunch. It's described as a delicious crunchy breakfast that helps keep you going all morning. It also says it's packed with protein and is a satisfying combination of wholegrain wheat and oats.

The high sugar content nearly put me off purchasing, and it was only available in chocolate flavour (in this store). However, I was interested to see whether the high protein content made any difference to hunger levels. Therefore, I decided to purchase a pack (for review purposes only)!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Nu Me Air Dried Vegetable Crisps Review

While searching through the nuts and seeds section in Morrisons, I spotted these little packets of air dried fruit and vegetable crisps. I noticed they were part of the NuMe brand which is Morrison’s healthier option range.

Quickly scanning the front of the packs shows they’re all low in calories. Nothing higher than 68 calories per pack. There were three varieties: Apple Crisps, Beetroot Crisps and Carrot Crisps.

Friday, 21 August 2015

YooMoo Frozen Yogurt Lollies Review

Yoo Moo Ice Lollies were an impulse buy in Tesco recently. I loved the look of the pack. Bright, colourful and apparently healthy, plus they sounded so tasty. There are three different flavours of yogurt ice lollies: Mixed Berry, Tropical and Strawberry. Each ice lolly has 74 calories.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Kirsty’s New Ready Meals Review

Back in 2010, single mum Kirsty, impressed two Dragon's Den members, Duncan Bannatyne and Peter Jones with her range of frozen desserts. With a son who suffered from intolerances and allergies, Kirsty developed desserts suitable for those who can't tolerate wheat, gluten or dairy.

With the dragons' backing, she went on to develop a range of award winning ready meals which are nutritionally balanced, include at least one of the ‘five a day’ and have healthy levels of sugar, fat, saturated fat and salt. Kirsty’s aim is to produce high quality, delicious, nutritious and allergen free alternatives to a range of food products. All meals are under 400 calories.

Recently I was sent two new Kirsty's meals to try out. They were Beef Lasagne and Thai Chilli Chicken with Rice Noodles.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Nakd Fruit & Nut Nibbles Review

Nakd Salted Fruit & Nut Caramel NibblesNakd bars have become one of my favourite snacks. But recently I've switched to buying Nakd's latest offering – Fruit & Nut Nibbles.

They come in a range of irresistibly delicious flavours: Strawberries & Cream, Toffee Treat, Salted Caramel, Coconut Bliss, Fruit Salad, Tooty Fruity and Mint Humbug.

Nakd Bars and Nibbles are gluten free, dairy free and wheat free.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Almond Breeze Reduced Sugar Almond Milk

Back in 2012, Blue Diamond's Almond Breeze Almond milk made its entrance into the UK market. In common with other brands, they produced a sweetened and unsweetened version.

In the meantime, the growing popularity of alternative milks has meant even more choices available. So now Almond Breeze have produced a reduced sugar version.

Blue Diamond's Almond Breeze reduced sugar contains 50% less sugar than the sweetened version. Good news is it’s still low in calories and sugar.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Special K Nutri K review

Just a quick post about Special K. I grabbed this box off the supermarket shelf recently for two reasons. One: it stated it was NEW and two: it was on offer at £2.00 for a 550g box.

This new Special K claims it has ‘even more nutrition in every delicious flake’ and is calling itself ‘Nutri K’. Only after I got the box home did I examine it to see exactly what is different. Answer – not much.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Celebrities Superfood Secrets!

While health professionals are aware of the nutritional benefits of superfoods, it's often not until a 'celebrity' is seen to be extolling the wonders of kale or chia seeds, then the rest of us want to see what it's all about? Well, some of us do.

Being someone who hasn't the slightest interest in celebrity culture, I am impressed by the following choice of superfoods certain celebrities are taking up. Victoria Beckham and Bee Pollen for example.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Chia Co Oats & Chia Porridge Review

As anyone who shops for breakfast cereals will have noticed, the variety of porridge oats available is enormous. It's crazy. I don't even bother looking at the vast array of instant pots and packets any more, it's too overwhelming. Instead I just head for the large packs of plain oats. They're a whole lot cheaper and I can add my own choice of extras if I choose.

However, this new arrival from The Chia Co. did happen to stand out. Oats + Chia is available in two varieties: Banana & Mango and Mixed Berry.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Smooze Dairy Free Fruit & Coconut Ice Lollies

Smooze are a fairly new arrival in the frozen ice lolly section. No sooner had I read about them in a newspaper, when I came across their stand at the Allergy and Free From show at Olympia in London.

Capitalising on the coconut milk trend and catering to those who are gluten free or vegan, Smooze ice lollies are probably suitable for most people. There are four varieties, all coconut based: Coconut & Mango67 calories; Coconut & Pink Guava65 calories; Coconut & Pineapple68 calories and Simply Coconut112 calories.


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