Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Vita Coco Coconut Milk Drink Review

Vita Coco, makers of the popular Vita Coco range of coconut waters, have created their own brand of coconut milk. Described as delicious, smooth & dairy free it can be found in the chilled milk section of larger supermarkets.

Vita Coco’s coconut milk drink has added calcium plus other vitamins and minerals and has just 30 calories per 100ml.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Shredded Wheat Multigrain Rye & Quinoa Review

I’ve passed the new Shredded Wheat Multigrain Rye & Quinoa packs a few times in various supermarkets, but haven't bought them because I'm trying to retrain my kids into choosing porridge in the morning.

But I'm not having much luck as most often they just want cold, crunchy cereal.

However, on this particular shopping trip, I succumbed to price when I noticed them being sold in Poundland. So into the basket they went and home for review.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Starbucks Almond Milk Calorie Comparison

I adore coffee. For me it’s a treat, everyday! While at home I use my lovely Nespresso machine, but whenever I’m out, it’s Starbucks every time. I just love it. I always make sure I’m armed with my Starbucks thermos flask as this means I get a discount for bringing my own cup.

While my drink of choice is a Soya latte, Starbucks have now increased their range of alternatives to dairy milk. Last year they introduced coconut milk and now from March, Almond milk is also on the menu. If you’re looking to save calories, choosing almond milk can help.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Hey Like Wow – Sugar Free Low Calorie Vitamin Drink

If you heard there was a new product called ‘Hey Like Wow’, would you have the slightest inkling as to what it could be? No? Me neither. In fact, it’s a new type of health drink currently available in branches of Tesco supermarkets.

In an almost saturated (excuse the pun) health water market, it seems there’s always room for one more brand. It has to be different and stand out, and this one certainly does that.

Hey Like Wow ‘a revolutionary new soft drink’ is a flavoured vitamin rich water. While there are other vitamin waters out there, this one is quite unique in that you dispense the vitamins into the drink yourself.

Monday, 27 March 2017

SOLGAR – Your Body is Designed to Move

According to new research commissioned by vitamin experts Solgar UK, Brits will spend more than 18 YEARS of their adult lifetime sitting down! Broken down into more meaningful figures, this is an average of 7.5 hours every day in a chair.

If you want to increase your weight loss, combing diet with exercise will help speed up the whole process. But even if you’re not dieting, it’s still just as important to try getting at least some sort of exercise everyday.

It doesn’t matter what age you are, we all need to move. As the latest campaign by supplement company SOLGAR say ‘Your Body is Designed to Move’.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Calorie Comparisons McVitie’s Digestive Thins

Mcvities Digestive ThinsEven though I rarely buy packets of biscuits these days, I couldn’t resist stopping by the new range of McVitie’s Digestives Thins to check out the calorie content.

McVitie’s Digestives Milk Chocolate Thins have slightly more calories per 100g than the regular sized Chocolate Digestives but per biscuit, there are 52 fewer calories!

This is quite a big saving if you’re counting every calorie. Even eating two Thins provides fewer calories than a single regular sized Chocolate Digestive.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Is Your Waist Size a Better Health Indicator than BMI?

Reported in the news last week, we were told scientists have discovered the size of our waist is a better indicator of cardiovascular health than BMI.

This is old news! This has been known for years and was reported in the mid-1990s. Then in 2003, researchers were measuring the value of the waist to height ratio as a predictor of metabolic risk. Many others have reported the same.

In a way this is good news because it’s really easy measuring your waist.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Uncle Ben’s Rice Mini Pouches Review

Uncle Bens Mini Rice Wholegrain RiceUncle Ben’s Express rice has been around for years and it's something I always have in the cupboard.

These handy packets of ready to microwave rice pouches are convenient as they have a long shelf life and are quick to prepare. What could be easier than peeling back the edge of a pack and popping it into the microwave for 2 minutes?

Friday, 24 February 2017

Onken Porridge2Go Review

While working at a Regus office last week, I noticed a buffet table being set up in the reception area. Once it was ready, everyone working there was invited to help themselves.

Wonderful! However, this wasn’t your regular kind of buffet table. This was a promotional event for the new Onken Porridge2Go pots and the entire table was filled with little individual pots of porridge.

Porridge lover that I am, how could I resist? I helped myself to 2 pots (one for a lucky family member) and another for me. I ignored the sachets of honey, as this porridge is already sweetened.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

6 Healthy Tips for Pancake Day on Shrove Tuesday

I love pancakes but they're something I rarely eat these days. Back in the day when I used to indulge in pancakes, my favourite way of eating them was to drown them in maple syrup and top with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. Oh so delicious, but so calorific.

However, there are healthier ways of eating the good old pancake, and in fact, when cooked the French (crepe) way, they're really thin so have fewer calories.

If you're looking for alternative ways of enjoying your pancakes without worrying about piling on the pounds on Pancake Day, have a read of the following ideas and recommendations.

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