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.


Sunday, 28 December 2014

Lake District Dairy Cooking Sauce - Garlic & Herb

This is my third review of Quark based cooking sauces. This time it’s for the Garlic & Herb variety which was used to create a take on Spaghetti Carbonara, called Quarkonara!

Because they’re made from Quark, The Lake District Dairy Co.’s cooking sauces are naturally low in fat and calories and high in protein.

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!

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