Thursday, 28 August 2014

Kingsmill Bagel Thins - Review

Kingsmill Bagel Thins whiteIf you’re looking for easy ways of cutting calories, consider buying mini versions of your favourite foods. Alternatively, look out for ‘Thins’. This is another trick manufacturers are using to help us downsize our portions and calorie intake, while still enjoying the food we like.

Recently the New York Bakery introduced Mini Bagels (see review) and now Kingsmill have introduced their ‘Bagel Thins’. Each bagel has 122 calories compared with 231 calories for the regular sized bagel.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Go Ahead Chocolate Thins Forest Fruit Review

Go Ahead Chocolate Thins Forest Fruit
Go Ahead Chocolate Thins Forest Fruit
Go Ahead have introduced a new variety to their Chocolate Thins range, called 'Forest Fruit’. Flavours already available include Strawberry, Red Cherry and Orange.

Like the others (see review), boxes contain five packs of two crispy biscuits with a fruit filling and milk chocolate topping.

Each Chocolate Thin slice has 73 calories.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Hi Lo Bread – High protein, Low Carb Bread Review

If you've already discovered the lower carbohydrate, high protein bread called LivLife Seriously Seeded (see review), you may be interested in this new arrival called Hi-Lo.

Hi-Lo bread has 65% less carbohydrate than white bread, is high in protein, higher in fibre than wholemeal bread and has 86 calories per slice.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Experiences of Using a NutriBullet

Following on from my earlier post - 'Experiences of Buying a NutriBullet', here's an update on what it's like to use.

I'm using the NutriBullet 600 which has a 600W motor capable of blitzing fruit and vegetables into smithereens in a matter of seconds.  I’ve had my NutriBullet in action for a couple of months now, and I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of fruity, veggie combinations.

Some are a success, others, not so much.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Danone Shape Chocolate & Hazelnut Dessert Review

I last wrote a brief review about the arrival of Shape Delights low calorie desserts way back in March 2011. Since then, the vanilla flavour seems to have fallen by the wayside, and the name ‘Delights’ has been dropped. Now they're simply called - desserts.

If you're a Nutella fan, you might be interested in Shape's new variety to the dessert range called Chocolate & Hazelnut dessert. Pots have 109 calories each.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Experiences of Buying a NutriBullet - Review

I am the proud owner of NutriBullet 600. I did my research, read the reviews, compared it with various blenders, even the mighty (expensive) Vitamix. But the NutriBullet won, its advertising winning me over, along with the enthusiastic recommendations from fellow nutritionists already using it.

I’m hoping this won't be short lived phase, with another expensive gadget joining my collection of defunct appliances.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Solero Mojito and Solero Exotic Ice Lolly Review

Walls solero mojito ice lolliesWalls Solero have two varieties of ice lollies out for this year’s summer. There’s the new Solero Mojito which includes actual rum! Yes that’s right, this is an adults only ice lolly! The other is a Solero Exotic, an ice lolly with extra fruit sauce.

Being mainly water ice, the calories are low. The Solero Mojito has 55 calories and the Solero Exotic has 94 calories.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Graze Breakfast Box Granola Review

Graze breakfast snack boxSince discovering Graze nearly three years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long), they've vastly expanded their range of snacks.

Now Graze have branched out into the breakfast section and developed a range of twenty (at the time of writing) breakfast cereals including granola and porridge varieties.

I signed up for one and received my first breakfast snack box containing four different granolas.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Crispy Sesame Seaweed Sandwich Snack Review

Crispy seaweed is popular in Japanese restaurants, but it’s not something I've ever been tempted to eat. However, when wrapped around a piece of sushi, it's really quite inoffensive, in that I can't really taste it!

So when I spotted this Selwyn’s Seaweed Sandwich snack in Holland & Barrett, with only 20 calories per pack, it had to be worth a try.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Funny Feet Strawberry Ice Cream Lollies Review

Funny Feet are strawberry flavoured ice cream lollies which apparently were very popular in the 80’s. They were phased out of production in the 1990s and all but forgotten about.

But thanks to a Facebook campaign by The Grocer magazine, asking for the brands people most wanted to see brought back, Funny Feet won hands down (groan)!

So, for all those with fond memories of Funny Feet, they can now be found once more in the shops, in the same yellow box from the 1980s. And good news for calorie counters, Funny Feet have 70 calories each.


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