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.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Weight Watchers Hot Chocolate Drink Flavours

Weight Watchers Hot ChocolateWeight Watchers have expanded their range of low calorie hot chocolate drinks. If you're on the Weight Watchers ProPoints plan or just happen to like their brand of hot chocolates, you may be pleased to have more choice other than the pain chocolate variety.

So what are the other flavours? Well, we now have Jaffa Cake flavour, Chocolate Cherry Brownie flavour and Cappuccino Cream Cake flavour. They sound good enough to eat! All flavours contains 38 calories per serving.

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.


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