Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Top 10 Drinks Gadgets - Great Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a great time for buying gadgets, especially when you're stuck for ideas. I love gadgets and my house is full of them. If you like gadgets, here is a list of the top 10 gadgets for drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). 

I particularly like the look of number 4 which is ideal for those who don't like drinking plain water.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The Food Doctor Crisp Thins Review

The FOOD Doctor Spicy Chipotle Soya & Corn Crisp ThinsI don't usually give in to impulse buys at the supermarket checkout, mainly because there's nothing but chocolate on sale. But my local Tesco has started placing ‘healthier’ type snacks, such as nuts and seeds to tempt us instead.

What caught my eye this time were these snacks from the Food Doctor called Crisp Thins. All varieties have between 97- 99 calories per bag.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Graze Snack Box Review – Thai Tom Yum

Graze Thai tom yum soupThis is one of Graze's newer recipes and I'm so glad could fit into my Light Box selection. I adore Thai food so had high hopes for this snack. This is a bit different to my usual Graze nibbles as it's in the form of a soup. However, while it's all packed up into one of the usual Graze packs, it's not quite ready to eat yet.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Good Little Sausages Review Gluten Free

About once a month I cook my version of a healthier full English breakfast. This includes bacon, sausage, egg, tomato, mushrooms, baked beans (low salt and sugar of course) and sometimes a piece of toast.

Out of these ingredients, it's the sausages that have the biggest effect on the overall meal success.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Gourmet Sodabread Toasts Review

I've recently found the most incredible range of crispbreads and am now totally addicted. It was while browsing around a local health food store where I was scanning the shelves for new snacks, that I spotted these crispbreads from Irish bakery The Foods of Athenry.

I've never heard of this company before, but that's one of the great things about independent health food stores – they give smaller companies a chance.

Gourmet Sodabreads are available in four different types Multiseed, Cranberry & Hazelnut, Honeyed Almond & Rosemary and Multiseed with Cumin, The sodabreads have between 14 and 16 calories each.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Great Food Vegetarian Bites Review

One of my favourite healthy meals is felafels. I serve them with loads of salad ingredients and plenty of houmous or tahini sauce, all stuffed inside a pitta or flat bread. The great thing is my whole family enjoy them too.

I've been excited to recently discover a range of wonderfully healthy, felefals which are baked rather than fried. They're also low in calories, vegan friendly, gluten free and dairy free.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Sweet Freedom Choc Shot Coconut Review

I reviewed Sweet Freedom's Original Choc Shot way back in 2013. Since then, they've created new varieties, including Choc Shot Coconut and Choc Shot Orange Spice. As regular readers may know, I love coconut, so couldn't wait to try the coconut flavour.

It wasn't an easy task actually finding it. The Coconut seems to be sold only in branches of Holland and Barrett, but the Orange Spice is sold in Tesco stores. Many months later, I finally tracked it down and grabbed the bottle before it disappeared. Was it worth it?

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

CRUSSH Juices, Smoothies Recipe Book Review

Crussh Recipe BookI have to admit I've been neglecting my juicer since purchasing a NutriBullet. However, after receiving a complimentary copy of the CRUSSH Juice Bar's beautiful new recipe book, my juicer has been dusted off and is back in action on an 'almost' daily basis.

Those who live in and around London are probably familiar with the name CRUSSH. This popular fresh juice outlet was set up 15 years ago and are now the UK's fastest growing chain of juice bars.

Accolades to their name include 'British Smoothie Championship Winners' and '2015 UK Juicing Champions'. CRUSSH are passionate about providing healthy and nutritious juices, all freshly juiced on the spot.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Sainsbury’s Multiseed Flatbreads Review

Sainsbury's seeded flatbreadWhile searching for wholemeal pitta breads in Sainsbury's a few weeks ago, I ended up purchasing a pack of these multiseed flatbreads instead.

New from Sainsbury's and available in plain wholemeal as well, these flatbreads are pre-grilled and have 108 calories each.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Doves Farm Organic Gluten Free Flapjacks Review

Flapjacks are one of those snacks which might have the appearance of healthiness because of the oats, but they're actually full of sugar and high in calories. Usually they're made with ingredients such as butter, golden syrup and brown sugar and, while they may be delicious, their high calorie count means they're a no go area for those wishing to lose weight.

An alternative option could be Doves Farm, who have recently introduced a new range of lower calorie, gluten free, organic flapjacks. They include the basic ingredient of oats, but have added a range of different healthy ingredients, such as dried fruit, linseeds and chia seeds.


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