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).

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.

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