Thursday, 25 July 2013

Linwoods Mini variety Healthy Super Food Packs

Linwoods mini superfood variety box
Mini Variety Box
Whenever I get the time, I love having a browse around health food shops. They have so many interesting and unusual products that you rarely see in the large supermarkets.

I’m often looking for healthier type snacks to eat, both for myself and my kids. Getting them to eat healthily is a struggle, so I have been known to resort to ‘sneaky’ methods of increasing their vitamin and mineral content.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Waitrose Breadsticks – Love Life You Count

If you regularly shop at Waitrose, you are probably aware of their Love Life you count… range which is aimed at those who want to keep an eye on their calorie intake.

When it comes to snacks, you can’t get much lower in calories than breadsticks. Waitrose LOVE life you count… breadsticks are baked in Italy and have only 17 calories each.

Friday, 19 July 2013

25 Top Excuses For Giving Up the Diet

Go to work on an egg, the famous slogan from the 1950’s, was once advertised as the best way to start the working day.

We may have changed our breakfast habits over the ensuing years, but our attitudes towards dieting seem remarkably familiar.

'I was bored', 'It was my birthday' and 'Life’s too short' are among some of the usual excuses trotted out by fed up slimmers.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Danone Activia Fat Free Rhubarb Yogurt Review

Danone Activia Fat Free Rhubarb yogurtActivia have introduced a new fat free Rhubarb variety to their range of single pot yogurts.

Rhubarb isn’t one of my favourite fruits, despite their low calorie count, but for some reason, I love it in yogurt. Shape Delights do a gorgeous Rhubarb Crumble yogurt which I’ve been buying since it was first on sale.

Another yogurt always in my fridge is the fat free Raspberry yogurt by Activia which is lovely and creamy with an exquisite taste. With this in mind I was looking forward to sampling the new Activia flavour.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Waitrose Low Fat Cottage Cheese with Pineapple

Waitrose Pineapple Cottage CheeseIf you like your cottage cheese very creamy, then you might like the Essential Waitrose varieties. They’re low in fat and saturates and very mild and creamy tasting.

Since Pineapple cottage cheese is almost an addiction of mine, (and I’ve tried almost every brand I can find), their pineapple cottage cheese is one of the best.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Graze Snack Review - Salt and Vinegar Nuts

Graze Salt & Vinegar nut selection snackWhen thinking of the salt & vinegar combination, you might imagine a bag of crisps or maybe fish & chips. But Graze have taken this popular seasoning mix and applied it to one of their latest snacks - nuts.

This snack is called ‘Oven roasted Salt and Vinegar Nut Selection’ and consists of a mixture of whole almonds and peanuts.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Weight Watchers Fat Free Greek Style Fromage Frais

Weight Watchers Fat Free Coconut fromage frais and vanillaI adore coconut and always get excited if I spot a new coconut yogurt on the supermarket shelves.

Unfortunately, the feeling doesn't last long as they're always way beyond the number of calories I’m comfortable with. For some reason, they never seem to be sold in a ‘diet’ or ‘fat free’ version - probably because coconut is so high in calories.

But finally, to my amazement, here at last is a low calorie, fat free, coconut Greek Style fromage frais from Weight Watchers.

Monday, 1 July 2013

M&S Fuller Longer Paella With Chicken & King Prawns

The M&S Fuller Longer range isn't specifically aimed at the calorie conscious - see the Count on Us label, they are nevertheless ideal for those watching their weight.

Paella with Chicken & King Prawns is made with Arborio rice, red pepper, peas and chorizo. It’s rich in protein with and is perfect to include as part of a calorie controlled diet.

The whole 390g pack has 430 calories and is meant to serve one.


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