Thursday, 31 March 2011

Perfect Body Worth More Than One Year Of Life

Some women are so unhappy with their bodies, that they would rather sacrifice one year of their life if they were bestowed with the ‘perfect’ body instead. Has our obsession with size and body shape really come to this?
Kelly Brook, Most Wanted Body

These disturbing results are among the findings from The Succeed Foundation Body Image Survey in March 2011. The research, conducted jointly by the Succeed Foundation and the University of West of England, surveyed 320 women studying at 20 British universities. The women’s ages ranged from 18-65, though the average age was only 24.5.

Some 93 percent of the women thought negatively about their appearance during the past week, while 31 percent felt this way several times a day. Shockingly, the following statistics were found regarding how many years of their lives they would rather lose in order to have the perfect body:
  • 16% would trade 1 year of their life
  • 10% would trade 2-5 years of their life
  • 2% would trade 6-10 years of their life
  • 1% would trade 21 years or more of their life.
Furthermore, 26 percent of women taking part in the survey would sacrifice one of following in order to have their ideal body shape:
  • £5000 from their annual salary (13%)
  • A promotion at work (8%)
  • Achieving a first class honours degree (6%)
  • Spending time with their partner (9%)
  • Spending time with their family (7%)
  • Spending time with their friends (9%)
  • Their health (7%.)
And the woman whose body they most admired was the lovely Kelly Brook, pictured above.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Birds Eye Steam Bags

Everyone should aim to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day, not just those on a diet. But if you’re someone who finds all that chopping and peeling a bit of a pain, or if you’ve simply run out of the fresh stuff, then Birds Eye have the ideal solution. In the freezer section of your supermarket, look out for Birds Eye 4 Steam Bags with chopped broccoli, carrots and sweetcorn. Each pack contains four bags which can be steamed in your microwave.

Frozen vegetables contain just as much nutritional content as fresh, sometimes more because they are usually frozen soon after picking. Contents of each bag: Carrots (41%), Broccoli (37%), Sweetcorn (22%).

Nutritional Information: Per bag (135g): 50 calories, 4g sugar, 1g fat, trace saturates, trace salt.

Is More Sleep The Key To Weight Loss?

Can sleep really help you lose weight? Apparently it can. The results from this latest study into the effects of sleep on weight loss, have come up with similar results to several previous studies on the same subject.

A six month study of 472 obese men and women in the US, were asked to reduce their daily calorie intake by 500 while at the same time gradually increasing the amount of exercise they took. They were also were asked to eat a healthy, low-fat diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables. All participants were questioned about their computer and television time, as well as their sleeping habits and stress levels.

Once the study was over, researchers found that 60 percent of participants had lost at least 10 lbs. As expected, it was those who kept a food diary, exercised most and attended behavioural counselling sessions who lost the most weight. But they also found that those who slept between 6-8 hours each night and had the lowest stress levels, were the most likely to have lost at least 10lb.

According to Dr Charles Elder, of the Kaiser Permanent Center for Health Research, “This study suggests that when people are trying to lose weight, they should try to get the right amount of sleep and reduce their stress.”

That may be easier said than done. People who are highly stressed, often tend not to sleep so well. It’s a vicious circle. If you’re struggling to lose weight, and are stressed or don't sleep well, it might be worth tackling the stress and sleep issues at the same time, or even postphone the diet until you're sleeping better.

If you're interested in reading more on this study, this link takes you to the PDF.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Record Numbers of Prescribed Diet Pills For Obesity

Are people giving up on diets? Apparently nearly 1.5 million prescriptions for diet pills are being given out every year which is 11 times more than ten years ago. In 1980, obesity affected around 7 percent of adults, whereas by 2009 it had grown to 23 per cent.

Latest figures from the NHS Information Centre show that 1.45 million prescriptions for obesity pills were handed out in 2009 compared with 127,000 in 1999. Currently, only Orlisat, trade name Xenical, is available for seriously overweight patients. It works by interrupting the absorption of fats, passing them out as waste products.

The problem with taking diet pills is they are often used instead of changing eating habits. So unless major changes are made to the way people eat, once they stop taking these pills, they weight goes back on. Read the whole report here.

Mini Raisin Boxes

Organix Goodies Raisins
Raisins are a healthy snack, however, they're also high in sugar, so eating too many can really start making the calories add up. However, if you buy mini boxes of raisins, they're all portion controlled, so unless you get through more than one box at a time, you're only getting about 40 calories a box.

Tesco, Sunmaid and M&S mini raisins
There are a few different brands of mini raisins, such as Sunmaid, Organix and Whitworths. Stores such as Sainsbury's, Tesco and Marks and Spencer also do their own versions.

Nutritional Information: Per 14g box: (Organix Goodies Raisins) 38 calories, 0.3g protein, 9.7g carbohydrates, 0.7g fat, trace saturates, 0.3g fibre, trace salt. One tablespoon raisins = 2 ProPoints (Weight Watchers)

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Aunt Bessies Homestyle Mash

If you like mashed potato but can't be bothered with all that peeling of potatoes,
then boiling them and mashing, then Aunt Bessie has come to the rescue. In the freezer section of your supermarket where the vegetables are, look out for Aunt Bessies frozen Homestyle Mash. Each bag contains 650g of mashed potato which is made up from 86% potato, 11% milk, 2% butter together with salt and pepper. It's truly delicious.

And to make it easy to control your portion size, the frozen mash is formed into individual patties, so you just take out however many you want, then either microwave them or heat in a saucepan.

Aunt Bessie states: "I've selected only the simplest and finest ingredients to create my delicious homestyle mash and now it's over to you! Microwave in just 3 1/2 minutes for a perfect rich and creamy texture without the mess. Irresistible!"

Nutritional Information: Per 100g: 91 calories, 1.9g protein, 14.2g carbohydrates, 2.5g fat, 1.7g saturates,1.8g fibre, 0.6g salt. Each individual pattie has just under 20 calories.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Walkers Baked Cheese & Onion Crisps

Although most packs of crisps don't hold very much, it doesn't take that many to take you over the 100 calorie mark.

However, these Baked Cheese & Onion Crisps from Walkers have 70% less fat than regular crisps which also brings the calorie count down.

Each pack has only 101 calories and they're lower in salt too.

Walkers Baked Cheese & Onion crisps contain no MSG, no preservatives, no artificial colours and are suitable for vegetarians.

You can find these in multipacks of six x 26g bags in larger supermarkets.

Nutritional Information: Per 25g pack: 101 calories, 1.6g protein, 18.5g carbohydrates, 2.1g fat, 0.3g saturates, 1.2g fibre, 0.36g salt.

Crawford's Morning Coffee Biscuits

Crawford's Morning Coffee biscuits are perfect to accompany your morning cup of coffee, or cup of tea for that matter. They're quite thin, and taste quite a bit like Rich Tea biscuits. Each biscuit has only 22 calories.

Nutritional Information: Per Biscuit: 22 calories, 0.4g protein, 3.5g carbohydrates, 0.7g fat, 0.3g saturates, 0.1g fibre, <0.1g salt.

Costa Coffee - Cappuccino

If you find yourself visiting a branch of Costa Coffee, ask for a primo or medio Cappuccino made with skimmed milk. They'll only cost you 40 and 58 calories respectively. This compares with the full fat milk versions which have 71 and 101 calories. Or if the weather's hot, why not try an iced latte made with skimmed milk? A primo has 43 calories and a medio 63 calories.

Wall's Soft Scoop Vanilla Light Ice Cream

If you're counting the calories, then ice cream is usually a no go area. Fortunately, Wall's have a light option to their regular big tub vanilla ice cream. Wall's Soft Scoop Vanilla Light has 33% less fat than the regular version and has only 60 calories for two ice cream scoops.

Nutritional Information: Per 100ml: 60 calories, 1.5g protein, 8g carbohydrates, 2.5g fat, 0.9g fibre, 0.1g salt.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Shape Delights Creamy Desserts

Shape Delights Chocolate (2012)
Shape Delights are absolutely delicious, creamy desserts which come in three tempting flavours: Smooth Caramel, Creamy White Chocolate and Velvety Chocolate.

Dole Fruit Bowls

Dole fruit pots have a long shelf life so make a useful scupboard standby for when you've run out of fresh fruit. But don't wait until then. They're really delicious, and make a great snack either on their own or topped with yogurt. They're also handy to take out with you as a ready snack in case you suffer from hunger pangs. Some flavours include: Pineapple in Juice, Mandarins in Juice and Peach, Pineapple and Pear in juice. Each pack comes with 4 pots of just over 110g each

Nutritional Information: Per Pot: Pineapple in Juice: 62 calories, 0.6g protein, 14.7g carbohydrates, 0.1g fat, 1.1g fibre, <0.1g sodium.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

0.1% Fat Light Yogurts from Sainsbury's

These yogurts are new from Sainsbury's and come in three flavours: Strawberry, Vanilla and Peach & Apricot. They're low calories and low fat with each 200g pot containing a little over 100 calories, which is pretty good considering the size of the pot. Many individual yogurts only hold around 125g or 150g so you do get a decent amount of yogurt for your 200g.

Nutritional Information: Per pot: Strawberry flavour: 103 calories, 8.2g protein, 17.2g carbohydrates, 13.2g sugar, 0.2g fat, 0.8g fibre, 0.33g salt.

Quorn Cottage Pie 500g

It's not only vegetarians who can enjoy eating Quorn. This Cottage Pie made with Quorn Mince is exceptionally tasty and as close to 'mince' as you can get. It's in a rich, savoury gravy with peas & carrots topped with seasoned mashed potato. It's high in fibre (which meat isn't) and high in protein and fantastically low in calories. In fact, you can eat half the entire pack for only 167 calories. They're available in large supermarkets and can be frozen.

Nutritional Information: Per 500g pack: 334 calories, 12.6g protein, 55g carbohydrates, 5g fat, 9g fibre, 2g salt.

 This is what it looks like once it's cooked.

Other Quorn products on this site can be found here.

Laughing Cow Extra Light

Laughing Cow are well known for their soft cheese spreads, especially their  cheese triangles. Laughing Cow Extra Light Cheese triangles have only 3% fat and each triangle has half the number of calories of the full fat version. They're tasty, and you can hardly tell any difference between these and the full fat variety.

Nutritional Information: Per triangle: 20 calories, 2.6g protein, 1.2g carbohydrates, 0.6g fat, 131.3mg calcium.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Orangina Light

If you enjoy the taste of Orangina, you can save on calories by drinking the Light version. Some of it's main ingredients include: 12% Fruit Juice from Concentrate, (10% Orange, 2% Lemon), Orange Pulp (2%) and Orange Zest Extract.

They recommend activating the bottle to mix up the orange pieces before drinking. But be careful doing this, it's a fizzy drink after all, so you don't want an explosion when you open it.

Nutritional Information: Per 100ml: 6 calories, 0.16 protein, 1.2g carbohydrates, 0g fat.

Weight Watchers Low Fat Cheese Triangles

If you like cheese spreads, Weight Watchers have low fat, individually wrapped cheese triangles with only 25 calories each. Each tub contains 8 individual 22.5g triangles. They’re suitable for vegetarians and can be found in stores selling Weight Watcher products. They’ve also been updated with the new ProPoints system values and each triangle is worth 1 ProPoint.

Nutritional Information
: Per triangle: 25 calories, 1.1g sugar, 0.6g fat, 0.4g saturates, 0.4g salt.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Fab Ice Lollies

Many ice lollies have an exorbitant number of calories, especially those with ice cream and chocolate.

Fab from Nestle are strawberry and vanilla flavour ice lollies with a chocolate flavour coating which is sprinkled with sugar strands. With no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and containing real fruit, they are also suitable for vegetarians.

They're available in most larger supermarkets in the strawberry flavour. They did have an orange flavour but I haven't seen them around for a while.

Nutritional Information
: Per lolly: 90 calories, 15g sugar, 3.2g fat, trace salt.

See also Fab Apple & Blackcurrant.

Kellogg's Cereal and Milk Bars

OK, these may not be the healthiest of choices and looking at the calorie count per 100g, it's high, as is the sugar count. But these bars from Kellogg's are only 20g each and as such, have only around 83 calories each.

They're chewy and have a flavored milky layer on the bottom and kids love them. But that's not to say adults can't have one as a treat. At under 100 calories each, they can easily be incorporated into a calorie controlled diet. Available in three flavours: Kellogg's Rice Krispies, Kellogg's Coco Pops, Kellogg's Frosties packed in boxes of 6 bars from most supermarkets.

Nutritional Information: Per Rice Krispie bar: 83 calories, 7g sugars, 2g fat, 1.5g saturates,0.1g salt.

Sweetness & Light, Silver Spoon

Here's another alternative to sugar to help you cut down on the calories. Sugar manufacturers Silver Spoon, have their own light version of sugar with this virtually calorie free sugar substitute called Sweetness & Light.

It's available in sprinkle form in a 75g jar or as tablets in packs of 400. Tastewise, it's quite similar to Canderel. Each spoon has less than 2 calories and each tablet less than 1 calorie.

Available in larger supermarkets.

Nutritional Information: Per teaspoon: 1.9 calories, 0g protein, 0g fat, 0.2g salt.

Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Sweeteners: Acesulfame-K and Aspartame. Contains a source of Phenylalanine.

Italian Original Mini Breadsticks - Tesco

There are many varieties of bread sticks available among the crispbreads and crackers, but you'd be hard pushed to find any with fewer calories than these crunchy mini breadsticks from Tesco. At a tiny 7 calories each, you can grab a handful without any guilt and they're perfect for dipping or just crunching on to keep hunger pangs at bay.

Nutritional Information: Per breadstick: 7 calories, 0.2g protein, 1.3g carbohydrates, trace sugars, 0.1g fat, trace salt.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Fanta Zero

Fanta is available around the world, but not every country sells every flavour. In the UK, Fanta Zero flavours can be found in Orange or Icy Lemon. Depending on which store you visit, it's available in 2 litre bottles and 330ml cans.

Nutritional Information: Per 100ml: (Orange flavour) 3.3 calories, trace protein, 0.6g carbohydrates, 0g fat, trace fibre, trace sodium.

Tesco Cool Salsa

Salsa is usually quite low in calories because it's a tomato based product. This Cool Tomato and Onion Salsa with chilli and coriander from Tesco is lovely and spicy but mild, so you can feel free to top your taco or dip your corn chips into it or whatever you use it for, without worrying about burning your mouth. This also makes it a great choice for kids. A quarter of a pot has only 30 calories. It's suitable for vegetarians and is available in a 200g pot at branches of Tesco.

Nutritional Information: Per 100g: 60 calories, 1.1g protein, 7.8g carbohydrates, 2.7g fat, 1.2g fibre, 0.4g salt.

Kellogg's All Bran High Fibre Breakfast Cereal

2013 All Bran Box
An old favourite. All Bran has been around for years and still remains one of the breakfast cereals with the highest fibre content.

While it makes a filling and reasonably low calorie breakfast, it's extremely versatile and works well in recipes where you want to add a little extra fibre.

For example, try adding All Bran to home-made wholemeal muffins.

It also adds a nice crunch when sprinkled on top of a fruit salad or yogurt.

Nutritional Information: Per 40g bowl (with125 ml semi skimmed milk): 193 calories, 25g protein, 13g carbohydrates, 12g sugar, 3.5g fat, 1.5g saturates, 11g fibre, 0.6g salt.

Nutritional Information: Per 100g dry: 334 calories, 14g protein, 48g carbohydrates, 18g sugars, 3.5g fat, 0.7g saturates, 27g fibre, 1.15g salt.

Old Style All Bran

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High Bran Bread (M&S)

This small loaf of bread from Marks and Spencer is exactly as its name implies, high in bran. Described on the packet as "a full-flavoured loaf with toasted wheat, bran & wheatgerm." This is definitely one of the tastiest wholemeal breads out there. Because it's a small loaf, the calories are low, only 55 per slice, almost half the amount of some larger sliced wholemeal loaves. And because it's high in fibre, it's lovely and chewy and very satisfying. Delicious when soft and new, but equally tasty when toasted.

Available from larger branches of Marks and Spencer.

Nutritional Information: Per slice: 55 calories, 3.6g protein, 9.1g carbohydrates, 0.8g fat, 2.0g fibre, 0.27g salt. Per 100g: 215 calories, 13.4g protein, 34.2g carbohydrates, 3.0g fat, 7.4g fibre, 1.0g salt.

Diet Fizzy Drinks Linked To Stroke Risk

People on diets often resort to drinking diet fizzy drinks, both as a way of saving on calories, but also because all those fizzy bubbles tend to be filling. But worrying new research carried out by the University of Miami, seemingly shows a strong link between cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and soda consumption. And drinking the diet variety doesn't let you off the hook either.

Their findings, based on a study of 2,564 people in the large, multi-ethnic Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS), were presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011.

The results showed that participants who drank soda had a 48 percent greater risk of suffering from vascular conditions, while those drinking diet soda on a daily basis were 61 percent higher risk when compared with those who drank no soda at all. 

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Shape Zero Yogurts from Danone

Shape have been producing low calorie yogurts for a long time now and have always been popular for those on a diet. The current flavours on offer are: Shape Raspberry & Strawberry, Shape Mango & Peach 4x120g, Shape Blueberry & Fruits Of The Forest. None of them have any added sugar and they're extremely delicious and creamy. They are packed as 4 x 120g pots and are available in larger supermarkets.

For a healthy and filling dessert, why not try a different flavour each day while mixing with extra sliced fresh fruit. For example, add raspberries and strawberries to the strawberry flavour or sliced mango to the Mango yogurt.

Nutritional Information: Per pot (Mango): 72 calories, 9.4g sugar, 0.1g fat, 0.2g salt.

Weight Watchers Dessert Recipe Yogurts

Thanks to Weight Watchers, dieters can enjoy sinfully delicious dessert type yogurts for a ridiculously small amount of calories. Each pot is fat-free and has 1 ProPoint value per pot. ProPoints are Weight Watchers new points system.

Each pack contains 4 x 120g pot including: Strawberry Tart, Raspberry Tart, Lemon Tart and Toffee Apple.

Nutritional information given below is for the Strawberry Tart flavour and the other flavours have similar values.

Nutritional Information: Per pot: 52 calories, 5g protein, 7.2g carbohydrates, 6.8g sugars,0.2g fat, 0.2g fibre, 0.2g salt equivalent.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Ryvita Minis - Three Flavours

You need never become bored when dieting with Ryvita. Among their burgeoning collection of crackers are Ryvita Minis which are available in three different flavours:

Cream Cheese & Chive, Sweet Chilli or Salt & Vinegar. They can be purchased as part of a multi-pack of 6 individual packets. Available in larger supermarkets.

Skinny Cow Mint Double Choc

Here's another iced dessert on a stick from Skinny Cow. The official description is ‘Irresistibly cool mint flavoured iced dessert swirled with rich chocolate sauce and milk chocolate pieces.'

They're virtually the same size as regular ice creams on sticks but have a fraction of the calories and all the taste. If you like after dinner mints and ice cream, then give these a go. Each box contain three ice lollies.

Nutritional Information: Per stick: 95 calories, 2.4g protein, 15.2g carbohydrates, 1.9g fat, 3.0g fibre, 0.05g sodium.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Weight Watchers Yogurts (4 packs)

Weight Watchers have plenty of delicious low calorie yogurts on offer for the conscientious dieter. Each pack contains 4 x 120g individual yogurt pots and yogurts are worth 1 Weight Watchers ProPoint.

Among their range are:

Citrus Fruits: Lemon, Lemon & Lime, Orange & Nectarine, Pink Grapefruit.
Summer Fruits: Black Cherry, Peach, Raspberry, Strawberry
Toffee & Vanilla: 2 x Toffee and 2 x Vanilla Flavour
Dessert Recipe: Strawberry Tart, Raspberry Tart, Lemon Tart, Toffee Apple

From time to time, Weight Watchers introduce ‘Limited Edition’ packs, so keep a watch out for them in larger supermarkets.

Nutritional Information: Per pot: (Citrus Fruits) 47 calories, 4.9g protein, 5.9g carbohydrates, 0.1g fat, 5.4g sugar, 1.1g fibre, 0.3g salt. (Each of the flavours contain similar nutritional information).

Danone Activia Low Fat Natural Yogurt

Activia’s Low Fat natural bio yogurt is very mild, very smooth and deliciously creamy. In fact, you’d hardly know it was a low fat product.

You can find it in most supermarkets in a 500g pot.

Nutritional Information
: Per 100g: (1/5th of a pot) 62 calories, 4.8g protein, 6.3g carbohydrates, 1.9g fat, 0.1g sodium.

Waitrose Fat Free Natural Yogurt

Among the Waitrose low calorie foods is this fat free natural yogurt. It’s quite thick with a lovely mild taste so you probably won’t need to sweeten it much. It comes in an economically sized 500g pot and can be found in branches of Waitrose or through Ocado.

Nutritional Information: Per 100g: 54 calories, 5.5g protein, 7.8g carbohydrates, trace fat, trace sodium.

Yakult Light

Yakult Light is, as may be assumed from its name, a lighter and more calorie friendly version of the traditional Yakult. It contains all the friendly bacteria as regular Yakult but has a slightly less sweet taste.

Yakult Light can be bought as part of a pack of seven bottles, each measuring 65ml. Available from larger supermarkets.

Nutritional Information: Per bottle: 30.7 calories, 0.7g protein, 7.8g carbohydrates, 4.8g sugars, 0.04g fat, 1.2g fibre, 0.01g sodium.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Fromage Frais Tesco Light Choices

Fromage frais makes a tasty change from yogurt. It generally has a milder flavour than yogurt and has a richer, thicker consistency. Opting for the fat-free variety cuts right down on the calories and of course the fat so it's a really healthy choice. Mix it with sweetener or a flavoured low calorie chocolate powder such as Options, to make a tasty dessert topping.

Most supermarkets sell a low fat or fat free version of fromage frais so be sure to check the label when you buy it. The nutrition information here is for Tesco's Light Choices Normandy Fromage Frais.

Nutritional Information: Per 100g: 46 calories, 7.8g protein, 3.3g carbohydrates, 0.2g fat, trace salt.

Visit: Tesco Online


If you’re using cream cheese in a recipe, it can really notch up the calorie count.

100g of regular cream cheese has around 245 calories. Switching to a light version could halve this amount. However, if you use Quark, you can halve it again. 100g of Quark has around 69 calories, making a huge calorie saving in your recipe.

Golden Acre Quark
It’s not the tastiest of products when eaten on its own, such as spreading onto a crispbread. However, it comes into its own when mixed with other ingredients. Its smooth and mild consistency makes it perfect for using in a dip, a cheesecake and many other sweet or savoury dishes.

Most larger supermarkets have their own brands of Quark all with a similar nutritional content. The details here are for Quark by Golden Acre which can be found in larger supermarkets.

Nutritional Information: Per 100g: Golden Acre - 69 calories, 12.0g protein, 4.1g carbohydrates, 0.2g fat, salt 0g. Meadow Churn has 73 cals oer 100g.

Meadow Churn Quark

Friday, 4 March 2011

Galaxy Chocolate Milk Drink with Probiotic

The supermarket shelves are groaning under the weight of these tiny bottles of probiotic milk and yogurt drinks. While they may be good for us, many of them are loaded with sugar and therefore high in calories. However, if you like chocolate milk you'll love these Galaxy probiotic milk drinks which are deliciously chocolaty and surprisingly low in calories per bottle. Kids love them too.

It's not always easy finding these in the stores though. I've managed to track them down in branches or Morrisons and Waitrose.

Nutritional Information: Per bottle: 68 calories, 0.8g protein, 10.0g sugar, 1.3g fat.

Benecol® Yogurt Drinks

Many of us are watching our cholesterol intake and Benecol® products have been shown to actively help lower cholesterol. Fortunately, these delicious yogurt drinks are also low in calories. They say that just one bottle a day is enough to lower your cholesterol and contains enough of the special ingredient 'Plant Stanol Ester' necessary to reduce LDL levels - this is the bad cholesterol in our bodies.

Although not all the Benecol® drinking yogurts are labelled as 'diet', most of them are low in calories per bottle. For example, the Strawberry, the Peach & Apricot, and the Light Yogurt drink all have around 40 calories per bottle or just under. And the dairy free varieties are even lower where the Strawberries & Berries and Tropical Fruit and Soya have 30 calories or less per bottle.

They are available at major supermarkets.

Nutritional Information: Per Bottle of Strawberry Benecol®: 38 calories, 3.1g sugar, 1.4g fat, 0.1g salt.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Richmond Irish Recipe Thin Sausages

Some sausages are outragiously high in fat and calories, and a dieter would be better off steering clear. But these Irish sausages from Richmond are low in calories and also happen to be rather tasty. But make sure you buy the 'thin' version and not the thick for fewer calories.

They're available in most larger supermarkets.

Nutritional Information: Per grilled sausage: 58 calories, 2.7g protein, 3.7g carbohydrates, 0.2g sugars, 3.7g fat, 1.9g saturates, 0.5g salt.

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