Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Organic Gluten free Sprouted Oats - Planet Organic

Planet Organic Sprouted OatsPorridge oats have always been known as a healthy food, and in these health conscious times, they've been promoted to the status of ‘superfood’. The great thing is they're cheap too. Plus they can be used in a multitude of recipes, not just for making breakfast porridge.

But, just when you thought oats couldn't get any healthier, apparently they can. Yes, the humble, healthy oat, can now offer even more health giving properties.

How so? Easy. You sprout them!

Friday, 26 June 2015

Kellogg’s All Bran Chocolate Wheats Review

Kelloggs all bran chocolate wheatsI really didn't want to buy these Chocolate Wheats. I can't understand why manufacturers believe that stuffing chocolate into their breakfast cereals is a good idea. They're all just copying each other now, so it must be helping their sales. And what do I do? Succumb to their tactics of course.

In this case, they were on a special offer. Plus my kids are fed up with seeing porridge oats and Weetabix in the cupboard. So in a moment of weakness I thought, go on then. Just one packet to review.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Vegesentials Beetroot Blueberry Smoothie review

Mixed vegetable and fruit smoothies is a burgeoning market. Whether or not it’s due to the huge popularity of the NutriBullet, I don’t know, but it seems each time I wander around various supermarkets, another new brand has joined the crowd .

Although I’m loving making my own blends of healthy veg and fruit smoothies with my NutriBullet, I thought I’d see how mine compared with one of the flavours from the Vegesentials range. I liked the look of the ingredients - all natural with nothing added. Plus they are reasonably low in calories.


I purchased the Beetroot, Blueberry & Cucumber which comes in a 250ml or 750ml bottle. The 250ml bottle contains exactly 100 calories.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Wheyhey High Protein Ice Cream Review

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the team at Wheyhey ice cream and asked whether I’d like to sample some of their ice cream.

To be totally honest, I’d never actually heard of Wheyhey. So, although my initial response was yes please, I had to find out a bit more first. After reading through their product information, I was more than happy to accept the offer.

One week later, on one of the hottest days of the year, it arrived. The well insulated box contained 4 mini tubs - one of each flavour: strawberry, chocolate, vanilla and a banoffee.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Alpro Coconut Soya Yogurt Review

After waiting months to find a pot of Provamel Soya Coconut yogurt, along comes another from Alpro. For some reason, Alpro have launched exactly the same new flavours as Provamel, with their new soya yogurts – Coconut and Almond.

Since I didn’t like the Provamel Almond, I decided to forgo the Alpro Almond too, and just purchased the Coconut variety. So how does it compare with Provamel?

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Half of BBC Good Food respondents have dieted

A survey of 2,633 BBC Good Food magazine readers found that one in two respondents had followed a diet during the past year. And of these, less than one in seven of had actually completed it.

The survey seems to suggest that there is a huge gap between expectations and the reality of sticking with a diet plan.


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

a2 Milk for people who can't tolerate milk protein

Last week, along with 19 other bloggers, I was invited along to an event in London for a2 milk - Welcome Back to Milk promotion. a2 milk is suitable for those who have problems digesting milk protein. Symptoms include bloating and nausea.

Although I’d noticed a2 milk in the supermarkets, I hadn’t taken much notice as I don’t suffer from a milk intolerance, neither do my family.

However, from a nutritional perspective, I was interested in finding out more. For example, what's different about it and why is it suitable for those who have problems with digesting regular cow's milk. Oh, and perhaps I was swayed a tiny bit by their promotional guest, England Rugby Star, Danny Cipriani.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Top 10 Biscuits for a Successful Meeting

According to a new study, the key to successfully closing a business deal, is to ensure you provide a good selection of biscuits.

A survey of 2,000 business workers found one in four say they’re more inclined to close a deal in a meeting because of the biscuits provided, with shortbread, chocolate bourbons and flapjacks all likely to win a favourable reaction.

In fact, having the right selection of snacks was deemed more crucial to meeting success than making good small talk beforehand, the study found.


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Twinings Velvety Vanilla Flavour Chai Latte Review

Twinings Vanilla Chai LatteI've been wanting to try a chai latte for ages now. I've seen them advertised when I buy my Cappuccinos in Starbucks and various other coffee shops. It's that combination of spices, including cinnamon and cardamom with creamy frothy milk that always sounds so delicious.

Unfortunately, most Chai Lattes are loaded with calories, mainly from the sugar content. A tall Chai Latte from Starbucks has 200 calories and 32g of sugar, while a skimmed primo Chai latte from Costa has 207 calories. If you buy the full fat massimo size, you’re up for 667 calories – for a cup of tea!

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Weight Watchers British Favourites Yogurts Review

Weight Watchers British Favourites YogurtsI was finally nearing the end of an interminably long queue in Poundland, when I glanced into the fridges by the checkout. I don’t normally buy anything from these fridges, but on this day I noticed they were selling some Weight Watchers yogurts I hadn't seen before.

They’re called British Favourites and each pot has just under 60 calories and 1 ProPoint.


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