Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Onken Light & Fruity Yogurts Review

Onken Light & Fruity Passionfruit YogurtOnken have brought out two new 0% fat and no added sugar lower calorie yogurts. These are part of a new ‘Light & Fruity’ range which provide a lower calorie yogurt choice for those wanting to reduce calories, fat and sugar.

The two varieties in the Light & Fruity range are Blueberry and Passionfruit. The Blueberry has 49 calories per 100ml and the Passionfruit has 51 calories.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Pip & Nut Almond Drink with Honey & Vanilla Review

Pip & Nut almond milk drinksIn my quest to make the perfect matcha latte, I’ve been trying out various dairy free nut milks. It used to be Alpro dominating the market, but now there are so many more to choose from. Unfortunately they're not cheap and they do vary quite a bit in terms of nut content which affects the calories and taste.

Here’s yet another new name on the block. Pip & Nut is becoming a familiar sight in health food stores with their range of dairy free nut milk drinks, nut butters and squeezy nut butter packets.

Pip & Nut have three different dairy free almond nut milks: Unsweetened (20 calories per 100ml), with Honey & Vanilla (27 calories per 100ml), with Coconut (22 calories per 100ml). I purchased the Honey & Vanilla.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Kellogg’s NO Added Sugar Granola Review

Kellogg's No added sugar granola coconut cashew almondGranola is taking over the breakfast cereal aisles. If you're into granola, it seems there's no end to the new brands and varieties appearing on the supermarket shelves. And the granolas that already exist are now being produced in low sugar or no added sugar varieties.

One brand that caught my eye a few weeks ago was this new No Added Sugar Granola by Kellogg’s.

There are three varieties to choose from: Coconut, Cashew & Almond; Apricot & Pumpkin Seeds and Super Grains Granola Cranberry, Sultana & Spelt. Since I don’t like dried fruit in cereal, I decided to see what the Coconut, Cashew Almond granola was like.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Halo Top Low Calorie Ice Creams Review

Halo Top Peanut Butter low calorie ice creamAfter seeing an advert for Halo Top ice creams in a health magazine, I just had to give them a try. Halo Top Ice creams, from the US, are the ultimate treat for dieters, slimmers and weight watchers everywhere. Each 473ml tub contains the number of calories displayed on the front of the label, ranging from 280 calories to 360 calories for a whole tub!

Not only are they lower calorie, they get a green light for every traffic light! They contain no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavours or colours and are suitable for vegetarians. Most are gluten free.

Tracking them down wasn’t easy as they’re currently only available in Tesco and at Ocado online. But give it time!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Alpro Plain No Sugar Soya Yogurt Review

Alpro unsweetened no sugar plain soy yogurtHere’s another product from Alpro - a new zero sugar, soy-based plain yogurt. I discovered this quite by chance as my usual favourite Onken set natural yogurt was out of stock. I really wanted a plain yogurt and but also one which was relatively low in calories.

I knew Alpro’s plain yogurt had just 50 cals per 100ml so decided to get a pot of that. However, there was this new variety with absolutely no sugar and only 43 calories per 100ml.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Teapigs Organic Matcha Latte Turmeric Review

Teapigs Organic Matcha Latte turmeric While quickly scanning the tea and coffee shelves in a branch of Waitrose recently, I was drawn to an eye catching display of organic matcha lattes from Teapigs. What particularly caught my attention were the interesting varieties.

There are four different flavours besides the regular green tea latte. These are: Matcha Latte Turmeric, Matcha Latte Mint, Matcha Latte Cocoa and Matcha Latte Chai. Each box contains 10 sachets each worth just 7 calories.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Nairn's On The Go Mini Cheese Oatcakes Review

Nairn's on the go mini cheese oatcakesNairns are best known for their delicious range of oatcakes. But they also make oat biscuits and oat crackers.

I recently discovered a new addition to their expanding collection – Nairn’s On The Go Mini Cheese Oatcakes.

Any food that has a ‘mini’ version gets my attention as it usually means mini calories too! Nairns On The Go Mini Cheese Oatcakes can be found in a box with 5 bags of mini oatcakes. Each bag is worth 110 calories.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Weetabix Range, Nutrition, Calories and Ingredients

Weetabix have such a wide range of breakfast cereals, I have decided to update my earlier Weetabix post (How healthy are your Weetabix) to reflect what's available in the supermarkets today.

Original Weetabix breakfast biscuits are still at the top in the 'healthy' ratings with a green traffic light symbol for low sugar, fat, saturated fat and salt. But there's a newer addition called Weetabix Protein which also scores a full house for green traffic lights - (you can see the nutritional information further in this post) and it has nearly double the amount of protein of regular Weetabix.

For this post I've included nutritional details for the whole range of Weetabix including Ready Brek and Oatibix. To date, there are 24 varieties!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Public Health England Calorie Awareness Campaign

Public Health England (PHE) have recently released a new strategy and campaign designed to slow down the obesity epidemic in this country. Their main focus is on calories.

They have launched the One You Campaign, targeting adults to become aware of the calories they consume each day. They’ve come up with the mantra 400, 600, 600. This relates to allowing ourselves a maximum of 400 calories for breakfast, 600 calories for lunch and 600 calories for dinner.

While I’m all for counting calories, as far as I’m concerned, these numbers are as meaningless as the old mantra ‘2,000 calories a day for women and 2,500 calories a day for men’.


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ryvita Beetroot Crackers Review

Ryvita Beetroot quinoa crackersWhile browsing for oatcakes last week, my attention was diverted by the enormous range of crackers and crispbreads from Ryvita. It’s been a while since I purchased anything by Ryvita and the range has grown massively.

One pack that particularly caught my eye was this box of Ryvita Beetroot crackers which appear to be one of the newest arrivals to the Rivita brand. A quick calorie check revealed that one cracker has 25 calories.

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