Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Oppo Lower Calorie Ice Cream Salted Caramel Review

Over the years I’ve reviewed a fair few lower calorie ‘ice creams’ but this new ice cream from Oppo is by far the best. Oppo ice creams are sold in 500ml tubs and come in three flavours: Madagascan Vanilla with Baobab; Mint Choc Swirl with Spirulina and Salted Caramel Flavour with Lucuma.

They’re made with natural sweeteners including apple extract and stevia as well as virgin coconut oil. Each variety has a form of superfruit or superfood so there are added health benefits too. For my first purchase, I opted for the the Salted Caramel which has 77 calories per 2 scoops.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Nakd Soya Crunch Protein Bars Review

I first discovered Nakd snack bars back in early 2012. Since then, they’ve been my ‘sweet snack of choice’ ever since. Fortunately, the Nakd brand produced by British company, Natural Balance Foods, is still growing strong, with an increasing range of new snacks.

Among these are Nakd’s range of Protein Fruit and Nut Bars. Back in 2013 I reviewed the Nakd Strawberry Crunch. But now there are another three varieties to choose from.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Graze Snack Box Review: Tomato & Basil Pizza

It never ceases to amaze me how Graze come up with so many inspirational snacking ideas. Some are a bit hit and miss, but on the whole, they’re winners.

They've certainly been tasty enough to keep me as a loyal customer for the past 3 years (and I’m not even being paid to write up these reviews)!

So, onto this week’s snack - Tomato and Basil Pizza.

It’s not pizza in the traditional sense. Graze’s Tomato and Basil pizza snack is a punnet consisting of mini tomato breadsticks, basil flavoured crunchinis (like croutons) and cheese flavoured cashew nuts. The 24g punnet has 120 calories.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Streamline Lower Sugar Strawberry Jam Review

My daughter recently asked if I could please buy some strawberry jam. It seems she’s become used to eating it while on holiday with friends recently. However, with my aversion to sugar and high calories, I've more or less given up on buying jam for the household, thinking I’m doing everyone a health favour.

They don’t appreciate this, so I decided to see what was available in the reduced sugar jam range. The jar that stood out for me was this brand by Streamline: Less Sugar Strawberry Jam. According to the label it has “More Fruit Less Sugar” and one tablespoon contains 26 calories.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Graze Snack Box Review - Fruity Mango Chutney

Here’s another snack under 100 calories from Graze. This one's called 'fruity mango chutney'. The punnet is divided into two parts. The larger part contains mini black pepper dippers and the smaller part has a mango chutney dip. The whole snack totals just 80 calories!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Kerry Low Low Healthy Ready Meals Review

While shopping in the Morrison’s frozen ready meals area, I noticed a range called Low Low. For a calorie aware person like me, a name like that is hard to miss. It had to mean it was low in something. Calories, salt, fat? These warranted a closer inspection.

Looking at the varieties available and checking the ingredients and nutrition labels, it’s clear to see these meals are meeting healthy guidelines for fat, salt and sugar. All meals have under 350 calories and not a red traffic light in sight. In fact, looking at the traffic light guide, the majority of them could be called Low low low low!

The varieties available looked delicious, so I picked up one of each to try out.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Kiddylicious Carrot Crisps Review

Kiddylicious Carrot CrispsEver on the lookout for healthier snacks to crisps for my children's lunchboxes, I spotted these Carrot Crisps made by Kiddylicious.co.uk. Each 14g bag is worth 55 calories and contains one sliced carrot, equal to 1 of the recommended 5 a day.

There are no additives or salt and they’re suitable for children aged 12 months+.

But are they any good?

Monday, 12 January 2015

Graze Snack Box Review - Chocolate Brownie

This week’s Graze snack box review is for the Graze Brownie.

To be honest, I was surprised to see something such as a brownie in my snack box. I mean, they’re loaded with calories and sugar, so how could this be a healthy treat!

The first pleasant surprise was the fact that the whole brownie snack has only 110 calories AND it’s divided into three pieces, giving each slice just 36 calories.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Paterson’s Cheese & Chive Oat Bites Review

Patersons oat bites cheese & chiveOatcakes can be a little boring on their own so they’re usually best eaten with some sort of topping. However, Patterson’s Oat Bites are already flavoured with either Cheese & Chive or Cheese & Mild Chilli.

These mini oat bites have just 13 calories each.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Graze Snack Box Review Cracking Black Peppercorn

Graze Snack Box Cracking Black PeppercornGraze have brought out so many new snacks, that it’s rare I ever get a snack box without something new to try. This week it was Cracking Black Peppercorn Rice Crackers. These are classed as a Graze Light snack and have 105 calories per punnet.


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