Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Graze Box Review - Savoury Popcorn Review

Graze black pepper pop cornAt the end of last year, Graze introduced a range of popping corn – sweet, salted and black pepper. They send you a bag of un-popped corn kernels which just have to be cooked in the microwave.

I received the Slightly Sweet popping corn last year (reviewed here). But it wasn’t until the last couple of months that I got to sample the other two varieties which I’ll review together.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Space Raiders Pickled Onion Baked Snacks

Space Raiders are corn based, baked snacks which come in one flavour – pickled onion. They’re available in multi-bags of 10 in Poundland and have only 64 calories per pack.

I have to say, these aren’t the sort of snack I’d gravitate towards in the supermarket. In fact, the only way I found out about them was when an empty packet appeared in my daughter's lunch box one day.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

LIVLIFE Seriously Seeded Low Carb Bread Review

LivLife Low Carbohydrate BreadI read about this LIVLIFE bread in a daily paper last week and was initially quite skeptical. The newspaper blurb described it as a low-carb loaf which could help dieters lose weight.

I imagined it as a typical ‘slimming’ bread. You know the sort, full of air and light as a feather, but I read on.

Livlife bread is made with wholemeal flour and soya flour which helps lower the carbs while increasing the protein.

It’s also crammed with seeds which adds more protein as well as fibre and essential fatty acids. And despite all those seeds, the calorie count for each slice is only 68 calories, compared to the average slice of seeded bread which has around 110 calories.

Friday, 9 August 2013

M&S Count on Us Smokey Cajun Chicken Jambalaya

Many times I’ve tried cooking Jambalaya, but somehow it always seems to end up like either a risotto or a paella. So when I saw this Smokey Cajun Chicken Jambalaya in Marks & Spencer, I thought it might be worth seeing what the real thing should taste like.

Ever conscious of the calorie content, I was pleased see that the M&S Count on us… version of Jambalaya has only 360 calories for a 400g meal. It’s also low in fat.


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