Thursday, 26 September 2013

The Fruit Factory Strawberry Yoghurt Fruit Bar Review

Fruit factory strawberry yogurt barThe Fruit Factory make a range of snacks with a high fruit content. They’re aimed at the kids lunch box and snacking sector, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be eaten by grown ups too, especially those who are watching their weight.

I hadn’t seen any bar type snacks from the Fruit Factory, so when I came across these Strawberry & Yogurt Fruit Bars I thought they I’d see what they were like. They’re made with 80% fruit, with no artificial colours or flavours. Each bar counts as one portion of fruit – contributing to one of the recommended minimum of 5-a-day. And the calories? Just 65 per 20g bar.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Smoothies – Are they really a health risk?

Smoothies have been in the news again recently, and not in a good way. Not so long ago they were hailed as a healthy drink choice. But now they’re being lambasted as a ‘health risk’, with US scientists declaring they're as bad for our teeth as a full 'fat' can of Coke!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Nakd Strawberry Crunch Wholefood Bars Review

Nakd Strawberry crunch barsNakd have added another variety to their range of wholefood snack bars called Nakd Strawberry Crunch. These Fruit, Crunchies & Nut Wholefood bars are ‘Gleefully Made in Britain’. They're described as 'filling & yummy; no added sugar; wheat, dairy & gluten free’ and they contain 18% protein.

Since I’ve been looking for healthier foods which are also lower in calories, Nakd bars have become a regular staple in my food cupboard. I tend to stick with the Banana Bread, Coco Loco, Berry Cheeky and Apple Pie bars as they all have around 100 calories each.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Muller Light Low Calorie Desserts Review

Muller Light dessertsMuller Light have a new dessert range aimed at those looking for a sweet treat without the hefty calorie tag. The flavours are: Mischievous Milk Chocolate, Frivolous Fudge Dessert and Wickedly White Chocolate Dessert.

I spotted these about 10 weeks ago, all on sale at £1 each. As the calories were low I decided to see what they were like. Not able to choose between the flavours, I bought one of each. All three varieties are sold as a four pack – 4 x 100g pots with calories varying from 88 to 99 per pot.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Garbanzo Roasted Chickpeas Low Calorie Snack Review

Garbanzo Dry Roasted ChickpeasIf you’re the type of person who frequently finds themselves standing in front of an open fridge or cupboard door, searching for something to nibble on, even if you’re not particularly hungry, then it’s possible you’re a mindless eater. And mindless eaters can have a tendency to gain weight.

Alternatively, if you’re someone who likes snacking between meals but ends up eating too many calories overall, then it’s worthwhile looking for lower calorie, satisfying snacks that won’t be finished in a couple of bites.

I recently discovered these little wonder snacks which are super healthy. They’re high in fibre, so they’re filling and help you stay fuller longer, plus they’re a good source of protein, low in fat, sugar and salt with just 88 calories per pack.

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