Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Weight Watchers Tomato & Basil Chicken

Here's a delicious ready meal for one by Weight Watchers. Tomato & Basil Chicken consists of marinated chicken mini fillets in a chunky tomato sauce, served with crispy potato wedges.

This is part of the Signature Range of meals by Weight Watchers from Heinz .

Whether you're counting calories or ProPoints, this meal is ideal for slimmers as each 330g meal has just 254 calories and a ProPoints value of 7.

Monday, 25 February 2013

17 Soups from M&S - Nutrition and Ingredients

If you're looking for a healthy, tasty and filling soup, M&S have a fantastic range to choose from.

All soups in the chiller cabinets are packed into 600g pots and are enough to serve one or two people. They're hearty enough to make a meal in themselves, especially when partnered with some of their delicious, freshly baked breads.

NOTE: Please see latest post - Marks & Spencer Chilled Soup Range 2017-2018.

And if you're watching your weight, you could eat a whole pot of Country Vegetable soup for just 150 calories.

NOTE: Please see 2014 update for the latest M&S ready to eat soups.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

17 Super Soups from Marks & Spencer

Eating a bowl of steaming, hearty soup on a cold winter’s day is the perfect way of warming up your insides. And if you haven’t got the time to make your own, there’s no shortage of ready made soups in the supermarkets, with flavours to suit almost every taste.

This year in the chiller cabinets, Marks & Spencer have their widest ever selection of 17 delicious and tempting soups.

PLEASE SEE MOST RECENT POST FOR Marks and Spencer Chilled Soup Range 2017-2018.

NOTE: Please see 2014 Update for the latest M&S ready to eat soups.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Kruger Hot Chocolate Light (ASDA) – 41 calories

I generally get through one or two cups of low calorie hot chocolate each day. And although I’ve got my two firm favourites, I can’t resist the temptation of trying out brands I haven't yet tasted.

And so it was while shopping at ASDA that I thought it about time I tried this Kruger Hot Chocolate Light. With just 41 calories per drink, it’s certainly a good one to fit into a lower calorie diet.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Tesco Stevia Sweet Low Calorie Sweeteners

Last year saw the arrival of a new type of low calorie, natural sweetener made from Stevia. The first to make their appearance were Truvia and Pure Via. These are available in sprinkle and cube form.

At the time I reviewed these there were no stevia sweeteners in tablet form. Fortunately, since then, some of the other popular sweetener names such as Canderel and Hermesetas began producing their versions of stevia tablet sweeteners. Tesco has also followed suit by selling their own brand of sweetener called Stevia Sweet.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Tropicana Trop 50 Lower Calorie Juice Drinks NEW

Fresh fruit juices are delicious and thirst quenching, but it's so easy to glug down loads of the stuff without realising how many calories you're downing too. That's one of the negatives of fresh juice – the relatively high sugar content. Because of this, I usually stick to one or two small ‘shot’ glasses to keep the calories down.

This week I noticed one of my favourite brands ‘Tropicana’ were selling a new variety called Trop 50. Tropicana Trop 50 contains a range of juices with 50% less sugar and calories than regular orange juice and they’re sweetened with stevia. I had to find out more.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Waitrose LOVE Life You Count… Fisherman’s Pie

I love fish pie and usually like to make my own low fat version. However, it’s nice having a ready meal in the freezer for those times when you want a hot and filling meal but don’t have the time to prepare one.

Fish Pie can be high in fat, but this version from the Waitrose LOVE Life You Count range has a low fat content and only 269 calories per meal.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Low Fat Lemon Rasam Soup Waitrose Love Life

Each week throughout the winter, we’ve been having a ‘soup night’. Soups are so warming and filling, just right for taking the chill of your bones when coming in from the cold.

Although I often make my own soups, I'm finding this winter's range of chilled supermarket soups far too tempting to ignore.

This week I decided the kids could have family favourite 'Heinz Vegetable Soup' (which we all love). But for a change, hubby and I could treat ourselves to something a bit more exotic from Waitrose.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Top 10 Highest Fibre Vegetables (Cooked and Raw)

If you’re trying to increase your daily fibre intake, eating more vegetables is a great place to start. Not only are vegetables packed with vitamins and minerals, many have a significant amount of fibre too.

Fibrous vegetables are particularly filling and low in fat, which is always a bonus when following a weight loss diet. Plus, when we eat fibre, our body has to work harder at digesting it, burning off even more calories.

A diet high in fibre can be beneficial in helping to lower cholesterol, control blood sugar levels and prevent constipation.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Cadbury Egg ‘n’ Spoon Review - NEW

Cadbury’s have come up with a great new concept based on their popular Crème Eggs - Cadbury’s Egg ‘n’ Spoon.

Rather than buy the eggs individually, they come packed in a real egg carton holding four eggs. Also included are two tiny spoons so you can scoop out the delicious fluffy centre. Each egg has 195 calories.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Warburtons Fruit Loaf with Orange

Warburtons Orange Fruit Loaf is similar to their delicious Raisin Loaf with Cinnamon, but this version is made with sultanas and bits of orange flavoured pieces. Also, according to the pack, two slices will provide one of your five a day. 

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Waitrose Mini Breadsticks with Olive Oil

Breadsticks are usually a failsafe choice for slimmers looking for a lower calorie snack. Most are low in calories, and because of their shape, you can’t easily pile them high with calorific toppings.

Most stores produce their own brands of breadsticks, many of which you’ll find on this blog. And here’s another from Waitrose – Mini Breadsticks baked with extra virgin olive oil. Each mini breadstick has only 5 calories.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

The Fruit Factory Lunchbox Mini Snacks

Raisins and sultanas make an ideal healthy snack as long as you keep the portion sizes right.

You could do this by purchasing a large bag of dried fruit and measuring out single portions (about 1 tablespoon).

Alternatively, you could take the easy way out and buy individual mini portions such as these cute boxes from The Fruit Factory.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Weight Watchers from Heinz Salmon Mornay

Salmon Mornay is another Weight Watchers from Heinz ready meal. It's part of their Signature Range and is described as:

'Salmon pieces with broccoli in a white savoury sauce topped with breadcrumbs.'

This is a frozen ready meal for one with 232 calories and 6 ProPoints.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Nestle Curiously Cinnamon Grab 2 Go Bags - NEW

One of my favourite foods in the world are hot cinnamon and sugar donuts, the kind that you find at a fairground. Needless to say, they’re not something I get to eat that often. However, I’ve just tried something that tastes very similar and has a lot less calories.

Nestle, who introduced their Grab 2 Go bags last year, have brought out a new version – Curiously Cinnamon Grab 2 Go. Each bag has 109 calories.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Tesco Milk & Cereal Breakfast Biscuits

For those who are enjoying the wide selection of breakfast biscuits being sold, here’s Tesco’s contribution to the mix.

There are two varieties: Cereal & Milk and Fruit & Fibre. They’re sold in boxes of 6 x 50g or six packs of 4 individually wrapped biscuits.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Weetabix Breakfast Biscuits On the Go - Review

Oh no, not another one.’ This was my first thought as I spotted the new Weetabix Breakfast Biscuits in Tesco.

Despite several brands of breakfast biscuits already jostling for space on the supermarket shelves, it seems there's room for more.


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