Thursday, 18 December 2014

Graze Snack Box Review – Carrot Cake with tea

I was happy to find another one of Graze’s Afternoon ‘Guilt Free’ High Tea cakes in my Graze snack box. This week it was a Carrot Cake with afternoon tea infusion.

Carrot cake is one of the first cakes I ever made. I couldn’t believe that a cake could be made from vegetables, let alone that it could taste so delicious. But vegetables or not, like most cakes they are high in calories.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Ryvita Thins Bites Sweet Chilli Review

Ryvita Thins are a staple in my cupboard. My favourites are the Ryvita Thins multiseed flatbreads. There are other varieties too, including the relatively new Ryvita Thins Bites.

These are small squares of flatbreads which are packed in a 155g bag, a bit like a large bag of crisps. The headline on the packs says '80 calories per serving’. But don’t be misled, as this amounts to roughly 10 Ryvita thins and not the whole bag.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Happy Kale Carob & Coconut Snack Review

I’ve been hearing so much about the wonders of Kale. Having never heard of this vegetable until a couple of years ago, suddenly it’s everywhere. According to WHFoods.com, this cruciferous vegetable is one of the healthiest vegetables around.

The thing is, dark green veg are usually quite bitter to eat, so aren’t to everybody’s taste. I’m including it in my diet by using it regularly in my NutriBullet Nutriblast shakes. This at least helps disguise its natural taste. But another popular use for kale lately is to turn them into Kale Crisps.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

No-No Houmous Flatbreads review

No No Houmous flatbreadsFirst off, this has nothing to do with that annoying advert, you know the one (No No, pain free hair removal)! In fact, this is a review for a brand of flatbreads I recently found, and they come in some very interesting flavours.

These flatbreads are houmous flavoured. Since my favourite dip for flatbreads happens to be houmous, I was intrigued to see how houmous-like these flatbreads would be. Most importantly, they have only 21 calories each!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Mini Naan Bread Be Good to yourself Review

Naan breads are rarely waistline friendly, with many racking up over 400 calories for just one. There can’t be many of us who can afford to splash out on that many calories without gaining weight.

If you don’t want to give up your naan bread, you could always tear it in half and share it!

Alternatively, you could have a whole one for yourself by choosing a smaller, lower fat version such as Sainsbury’s Be Good to Yourself Plain Mini Naans. These have just 120 calories each.


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Graze Box Snack Review – Coconut Crumble Cake

I have recently decided to change my Nibblebox to a Graze Lightbox, so now all my snacks will be under 150 calories. It may have narrowed down my choices a bit, but there are still many tempting and delicious offerings available.

This week’s new surprise was the Coconut Crumble Cake with a mango, passionfruit and lime coulis on the side. And the calories? A mere 115.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Itsu Crispy Seaweed Thins Review

After discovering the seaweed snack ‘Selwyn’s Seaweed Sandwich’ reviewed here, I wondered whether there were any more out there. My search didn’t take long and the first one I found is made by Itsu. I love Itsu Japanese restaurants and there’s always plenty to choose from when looking for lower calorie options.

Itsu’s seaweed snack is called ‘Crispy Seaweed Thins (the sensational new snack)’. They’re sold in multi packs of three x 5g, and each snack has a mere 24 calories!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Nairn's Gluten Free Oatcakes Review

When it comes to supermarket shopping, life should be a little easier for those looking for gluten free foods. This is because there are now increasing numbers of gluten free products appearing in the major stores to cater for increasing demand.

Nairn’s is one company who have added their own range of Gluten free oatcakes.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Lake District Dairy Cooking Sauce Review: Tikka

lake district dairy quark tikka cooking sauceThis is the second review of The Lake District Dairy Co.’s new Quark based cooking sauces.

This next review is for the Tikka cooking sauce. It’s described as ‘one of the nation’s favourties – a beautiful bend of herbs and spices for perfect curry dishes with minimal fuss’.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Weight Watchers Apple & Cinnamon Cookies Review

Weight Watchers apple and cinnamon cookiesBrowsing around Poundland recently, I noticed an Apple & Cinnamon variety of cookies from Weight Watchers. Since apple & cinnamon is one of my favourite combinations, I decided to buy them.

Boxes contain eight individually wrapped packs of two cookies, so there are 16 in total. Each pack of two has 84 calories (2 Propoints), or 42 calories for one cookie (1 Propoint).

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