Monday, 28 December 2015

Liberte Greek Style Fat Free yogurt review

Liberte greek style yogurtGreek yogurt is famous for its thick and creamy texture which is why so many people love it. While you can buy authentic Greek yogurt in the UK, such as Fage Total (available in full fat or 0% fat), many other brands produce their own version.

However, unless the yogurt is made in Greece, it can't be called Greek Yogurt. This is why there are so many ‘Greek Style’ yogurts on the supermarkets shelves.

Many produce a good likeness such as Liberte who have their own brand of Greek Style fat free yogurt. It's naturally protein rich and free of preservatives. It's also low in calories with just 58 calories per 100ml.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Hartley’s 10 Calorie Sugar Free Jelly Pots

I last wrote about Hartley’s low calorie jelly pots back in 2011 (See POST). Back then there were just three flavours: Blueberry & Blackcurrant, Mango & Passionfruit and Cranberry & Raspberry. Now there are another six to choose from: Orange, Apple & Watermelon, Strawberry & Kiwi, Raspberry, Strawberry, Strawberry & Raspberry.

What they all have in common is their low calorie content. All have 10 calories or less.

Friday, 4 December 2015

OMBAR Organic Raw Chocolate Bars review

OMBAR Goji Berry ChocolateI never thought I'd see the day where a Bounty Bar, Dairy Milk or bag of Maltesers wouldn't tempt me. But over the last couple of years I've talked myself out of succumbing to those coloured wrappers vying for my attention at the corner shop. My eyes now glaze over and they hardly register. All that fat, sugar, calories! And virtually devoid of nutrition. What's the point!

Besides, there are so many better, healthier options when it comes to buying chocolate. For example, OMBARs.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Top 10 Drinks Gadgets - Great Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a great time for buying gadgets, especially when you're stuck for ideas. I love gadgets and my house is full of them. If you like gadgets, here is a list of the top 10 gadgets for drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). 

I particularly like the look of number 4 which is ideal for those who don't like drinking plain water.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The Food Doctor Crisp Thins Review

The FOOD Doctor Spicy Chipotle Soya & Corn Crisp ThinsI don't usually give in to impulse buys at the supermarket checkout, mainly because there's nothing but chocolate on sale. But my local Tesco has started placing ‘healthier’ type snacks, such as nuts and seeds to tempt us instead.

What caught my eye this time were these snacks from the Food Doctor called Crisp Thins. All varieties have between 97- 99 calories per bag.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Graze Snack Box Review – Thai Tom Yum

Graze Thai tom yum soupThis is one of Graze's newer recipes and I'm so glad could fit into my Light Box selection. I adore Thai food so had high hopes for this snack. This is a bit different to my usual Graze nibbles as it's in the form of a soup. However, while it's all packed up into one of the usual Graze packs, it's not quite ready to eat yet.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Good Little Sausages Review Gluten Free

About once a month I cook my version of a healthier full English breakfast. This includes bacon, sausage, egg, tomato, mushrooms, baked beans (low salt and sugar of course) and sometimes a piece of toast.

Out of these ingredients, it's the sausages that have the biggest effect on the overall meal success.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Gourmet Sodabread Toasts Review

I've recently found the most incredible range of crispbreads and am now totally addicted. It was while browsing around a local health food store where I was scanning the shelves for new snacks, that I spotted these crispbreads from Irish bakery The Foods of Athenry.

I've never heard of this company before, but that's one of the great things about independent health food stores – they give smaller companies a chance.

Gourmet Sodabreads are available in four different types Multiseed, Cranberry & Hazelnut, Honeyed Almond & Rosemary and Multiseed with Cumin, The sodabreads have between 9 and 16 calories each.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Great Food Vegetarian Bites Review

One of my favourite healthy meals is felafels. I serve them with loads of salad ingredients and plenty of houmous or tahini sauce, all stuffed inside a pitta or flat bread. The great thing is my whole family enjoy them too.

I've been excited to recently discover a range of wonderfully healthy, felefals which are baked rather than fried. They're also low in calories, vegan friendly, gluten free and dairy free.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Sweet Freedom Choc Shot Coconut Review

I reviewed Sweet Freedom's Original Choc Shot way back in 2013. Since then, they've created new varieties, including Choc Shot Coconut and Choc Shot Orange Spice. As regular readers may know, I love coconut, so couldn't wait to try the coconut flavour.

It wasn't an easy task actually finding it. The Coconut seems to be sold only in branches of Holland and Barrett, but the Orange Spice is sold in Tesco stores. Many months later, I finally tracked it down and grabbed the bottle before it disappeared. Was it worth it?

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

CRUSSH Juices, Smoothies Recipe Book Review

Crussh Recipe BookI have to admit I've been neglecting my juicer since purchasing a NutriBullet. However, after receiving a complimentary copy of the CRUSSH Juice Bar's beautiful new recipe book, my juicer has been dusted off and is back in action on an 'almost' daily basis.

Those who live in and around London are probably familiar with the name CRUSSH. This popular fresh juice outlet was set up 15 years ago and are now the UK's fastest growing chain of juice bars.

Accolades to their name include 'British Smoothie Championship Winners' and '2015 UK Juicing Champions'. CRUSSH are passionate about providing healthy and nutritious juices, all freshly juiced on the spot.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Sainsbury’s Multiseed Flatbreads Review

Sainsbury's seeded flatbreadWhile searching for wholemeal pitta breads in Sainsbury's a few weeks ago, I ended up purchasing a pack of these multiseed flatbreads instead.

New from Sainsbury's and available in plain wholemeal as well, these flatbreads are pre-grilled and have 108 calories each.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Doves Farm Organic Gluten Free Flapjacks Review

Flapjacks are one of those snacks which might have the appearance of healthiness because of the oats, but they're actually full of sugar and high in calories. Usually they're made with ingredients such as butter, golden syrup and brown sugar and, while they may be delicious, their high calorie count means they're a no go area for those wishing to lose weight.

An alternative option could be Doves Farm, who have recently introduced a new range of lower calorie, gluten free, organic flapjacks. They include the basic ingredient of oats, but have added a range of different healthy ingredients, such as dried fruit, linseeds and chia seeds.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Weight Watchers Hot Chocolate Drink Flavours

Weight Watchers Hot ChocolateWeight Watchers have expanded their range of low calorie hot chocolate drinks. If you're on the Weight Watchers ProPoints plan or just happen to like their brand of hot chocolates, you may be pleased to have more choice other than the pain chocolate variety.

So what are the other flavours? Well, we now have Jaffa Cake flavour, Chocolate Cherry Brownie flavour and Cappuccino Cream Cake flavour. They sound good enough to eat! All flavours contains 38 calories per serving.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Weetabix Protein Crunch Review Chocolate Flavour

Weetabix Protein Crunch Chocolate flavourI really enjoy browsing around the breakfast cereals aisle in supermarkets. There's often something new and I'm always on the look-out for healthier options.

Last week I spotted a new cereal from Weetabix, called Protein Crunch. It's described as a delicious crunchy breakfast that helps keep you going all morning. It also says it's packed with protein and is a satisfying combination of wholegrain wheat and oats.

The high sugar content nearly put me off purchasing, and it was only available in chocolate flavour (in this store). However, I was interested to see whether the high protein content made any difference to hunger levels. Therefore, I decided to purchase a pack (for review purposes only)!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Nu Me Air Dried Vegetable Crisps Review

While searching through the nuts and seeds section in Morrisons, I spotted these little packets of air dried fruit and vegetable crisps. I noticed they were part of the NuMe brand which is Morrison’s healthier option range.

Quickly scanning the front of the packs shows they’re all low in calories. Nothing higher than 68 calories per pack. There were three varieties: Apple Crisps, Beetroot Crisps and Carrot Crisps.

Friday, 21 August 2015

YooMoo Frozen Yogurt Lollies Review

Yoo Moo Ice Lollies were an impulse buy in Tesco recently. I loved the look of the pack. Bright, colourful and apparently healthy, plus they sounded so tasty. There are three different flavours of yogurt ice lollies: Mixed Berry, Tropical and Strawberry. Each ice lolly has 74 calories.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Kirsty’s New Ready Meals Review

Back in 2010, single mum Kirsty, impressed two Dragon's Den members, Duncan Bannatyne and Peter Jones with her range of frozen desserts. With a son who suffered from intolerances and allergies, Kirsty developed desserts suitable for those who can't tolerate wheat, gluten or dairy.

With the dragons' backing, she went on to develop a range of award winning ready meals which are nutritionally balanced, include at least one of the ‘five a day’ and have healthy levels of sugar, fat, saturated fat and salt. Kirsty’s aim is to produce high quality, delicious, nutritious and allergen free alternatives to a range of food products. All meals are under 400 calories.

Recently I was sent two new Kirsty's meals to try out. They were Beef Lasagne and Thai Chilli Chicken with Rice Noodles.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Nakd Fruit & Nut Nibbles Review

Nakd Salted Fruit & Nut Caramel NibblesNakd bars have become one of my favourite snacks. But recently I've switched to buying Nakd's latest offering – Fruit & Nut Nibbles.

They come in a range of irresistibly delicious flavours: Strawberries & Cream, Toffee Treat, Salted Caramel, Coconut Bliss, Fruit Salad, Tooty Fruity and Mint Humbug.

Nakd Bars and Nibbles are gluten free, dairy free and wheat free.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Almond Breeze Low Sugar Almond Milk

Back in 2012, Blue Diamond's Almond Breeze Almond milk made its entrance into the UK market. In common with other brands, they produced a sweetened and unsweetened version.

In the meantime, the growing popularity of alternative milks has meant even more choices available. So now Almond Breeze have produced a reduced sugar version.

Blue Diamond's Almond Breeze reduced sugar contains 50% less sugar than the sweetened version. Good news is it’s still low in calories and sugar.

(Updated ingredients and packaging 2017)

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Special K Nutri K review

Just a quick post about Special K. I grabbed this box off the supermarket shelf recently for two reasons. One: it stated it was NEW and two: it was on offer at £2.00 for a 550g box.

This new Special K claims it has ‘even more nutrition in every delicious flake’ and is calling itself ‘Nutri K’. Only after I got the box home did I examine it to see exactly what is different. Answer – not much.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Celebrities Superfood Secrets!

While health professionals are aware of the nutritional benefits of superfoods, it's often not until a 'celebrity' is seen to be extolling the wonders of kale or chia seeds, then the rest of us want to see what it's all about? Well, some of us do.

Being someone who hasn't the slightest interest in celebrity culture, I am impressed by the following choice of superfoods certain celebrities are taking up. Victoria Beckham and Bee Pollen for example.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Chia Co Oats & Chia Porridge Review

As anyone who shops for breakfast cereals will have noticed, the variety of porridge oats available is enormous. It's crazy. I don't even bother looking at the vast array of instant pots and packets any more, it's too overwhelming. Instead I just head for the large packs of plain oats. They're a whole lot cheaper and I can add my own choice of extras if I choose.

However, this new arrival from The Chia Co. did happen to stand out. Oats + Chia is available in two varieties: Banana & Mango and Mixed Berry.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Smooze Dairy Free Fruit & Coconut Ice Lollies

Smooze are a fairly new arrival in the frozen ice lolly section. No sooner had I read about them in a newspaper, when I came across their stand at the Allergy and Free From show at Olympia in London.

Capitalising on the coconut milk trend and catering to those who are gluten free or vegan, Smooze ice lollies are probably suitable for most people. There are four varieties, all coconut based: Coconut & Mango67 calories; Coconut & Pink Guava65 calories; Coconut & Pineapple68 calories and Simply Coconut112 calories.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

How Much Sugar is in Ice Lollies?

As it's summer, slurping on an ice lolly is something many of us enjoy. They're refreshing and often don't have that many calories. However, despite the low calorie count, the majority still have added sugars and are in the red light traffic zone, indicating HIGH sugar content.

To help you see at a glance how much sugar is in popular ice lollies, I've compiled a chart showing how many calories each bar has, as well as how many teaspoons of sugar per lolly. A sugar count shown in red indicates high sugar and those in orange are medium. If you hover the cursor over the brand name, you can see exactly what ingredients are in each ice lolly. You may be in for a shock!

Friday, 17 July 2015

Outline of the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet is one that is gathering momentum almost as fast as the interest in going gluten free! There are many reasons why people choose to live the Paleo way. It can be a way to lose weight. But for many it makes life much simpler.

It’s not an easy diet to follow. Food choices are parred right down to the basics and much of the wide variety of food choices available today are no longer allowed. However, it can seem healthier and indeed, many people have found living on a Paleo diet has helped them regain their health.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Tate & Lyle Sugar with Stevia – It's Back

This is just a quick post to update you on Tate & Lyle’s disappearing Light at Heart Stevia blends.

It was three years ago that I reviewed Light at Heart in this post. This was about the time that Stevia as an ingredient started becoming prominent in the UK as a natural alternative to sugar.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

How People Keep Slim Around the World

'News Item'

Have you ever wondered how French women maintain their slim figures? Why, despite large bowls of pasta and late dinners, Italians are one of the healthiest nations?

A group of nutritionists were asked to select the best foods and diet tips from around the world that can help us stay healthy, so if you are bored with the same sandwiches and looking for a change carry on reading!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

INVO Blushing Pink Coconut Water Review

Stocking up on a few supplies in Holland and Barratt recently, I noticed a new brand of coconut water in the fridge section. Great, I thought, here's another one to add to my coconut water post. But on noticing the price (£2.69 for a 300ml bottle) I nearly didn’t bother.

What intrigued me about this INVO coconut water was its colour. Although it contained pure coconut water, it was coloured pink!

After a brief chat with the assistant, she assured me the pinkness was a natural phenomenon and that it was quite normal. So I purchased a bottle and took it home.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Koko Dairy Free Coconut Milk Review

Koko dairy free coconut milk is a cholesterol free, lactose free and soya free alternative to cows milk.

After having tried several brands of coconut milk, Koko Dairy Free is my favourite. It has a subtle coconut flavour and closely mimics the texture of regular milk. Some other coconut milk drinks have an almost oily texture which my taste buds don't take to. The other great thing about this milk alternative, is it is low in calories – just 27 calories per 100ml.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Organic Gluten free Sprouted Oats - Planet Organic

Planet Organic Sprouted OatsPorridge oats have always been known as a healthy food, and in these health conscious times, they've been promoted to the status of ‘superfood’. The great thing is they're cheap too. Plus they can be used in a multitude of recipes, not just for making breakfast porridge.

But, just when you thought oats couldn't get any healthier, apparently they can. Yes, the humble, healthy oat, can now offer even more health giving properties.

How so? Easy. You sprout them!

Friday, 26 June 2015

Kellogg’s All Bran Chocolate Wheats Review

Kelloggs all bran chocolate wheatsI really didn't want to buy these Chocolate Wheats. I can't understand why manufacturers believe that stuffing chocolate into their breakfast cereals is a good idea. They're all just copying each other now, so it must be helping their sales. And what do I do? Succumb to their tactics of course.

In this case, they were on a special offer. Plus my kids are fed up with seeing porridge oats and Weetabix in the cupboard. So in a moment of weakness I thought, go on then. Just one packet to review.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Vegesentials Beetroot Blueberry Smoothie review

Mixed vegetable and fruit smoothies is a burgeoning market. Whether or not it’s due to the huge popularity of the NutriBullet, I don’t know, but it seems each time I wander around various supermarkets, another new brand has joined the crowd .

Although I’m loving making my own blends of healthy veg and fruit smoothies with my NutriBullet, I thought I’d see how mine compared with one of the flavours from the Vegesentials range. I liked the look of the ingredients - all natural with nothing added. Plus they are reasonably low in calories.

I purchased the Beetroot, Blueberry & Cucumber which comes in a 250ml or 750ml bottle. The 250ml bottle contains exactly 100 calories.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Wheyhey High Protein Ice Cream Review

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the team at Wheyhey ice cream and asked whether I’d like to sample some of their ice cream.

To be totally honest, I’d never actually heard of Wheyhey. So, although my initial response was yes please, I had to find out a bit more first. After reading through their product information, I was more than happy to accept the offer.

One week later, on one of the hottest days of the year, it arrived. The well insulated box contained 4 mini tubs - one of each flavour: strawberry, chocolate, vanilla and a banoffee.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Alpro Coconut Soya Yogurt Review

After waiting months to find a pot of Provamel Soya Coconut yogurt, along comes another from Alpro. For some reason, Alpro have launched exactly the same new flavours as Provamel, with their new soya yogurts – Coconut and Almond.

Since I didn’t like the Provamel Almond, I decided to forgo the Alpro Almond too, and just purchased the Coconut variety. So how does it compare with Provamel?

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Half of BBC Good Food respondents have dieted

A survey of 2,633 BBC Good Food magazine readers found that one in two respondents had followed a diet during the past year. And of these, less than one in seven of had actually completed it.

The survey seems to suggest that there is a huge gap between expectations and the reality of sticking with a diet plan.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

a2 Milk for people who can't tolerate milk protein

Last week, along with 19 other bloggers, I was invited along to an event in London for a2 milk - Welcome Back to Milk promotion. a2 milk is suitable for those who have problems digesting milk protein. Symptoms include bloating and nausea.

Although I’d noticed a2 milk in the supermarkets, I hadn’t taken much notice as I don’t suffer from a milk intolerance, neither do my family.

However, from a nutritional perspective, I was interested in finding out more. For example, what's different about it and why is it suitable for those who have problems with digesting regular cow's milk. Oh, and perhaps I was swayed a tiny bit by their promotional guest, England Rugby Star, Danny Cipriani.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Top 10 Biscuits for a Successful Meeting

According to a new study, the key to successfully closing a business deal, is to ensure you provide a good selection of biscuits.

A survey of 2,000 business workers found one in four say they’re more inclined to close a deal in a meeting because of the biscuits provided, with shortbread, chocolate bourbons and flapjacks all likely to win a favourable reaction.

In fact, having the right selection of snacks was deemed more crucial to meeting success than making good small talk beforehand, the study found.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Twinings Velvety Vanilla Flavour Chai Latte Review

Twinings Vanilla Chai LatteI've been wanting to try a chai latte for ages now. I've seen them advertised when I buy my Cappuccinos in Starbucks and various other coffee shops. It's that combination of spices, including cinnamon and cardamom with creamy frothy milk that always sounds so delicious.

Unfortunately, most Chai Lattes are loaded with calories, mainly from the sugar content. A tall Chai Latte from Starbucks has 200 calories and 32g of sugar, while a skimmed primo Chai latte from Costa has 207 calories. If you buy the full fat massimo size, you’re up for 667 calories – for a cup of tea!

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Weight Watchers British Favourites Yogurts Review

Weight Watchers British Favourites YogurtsI was finally nearing the end of an interminably long queue in Poundland, when I glanced into the fridges by the checkout. I don’t normally buy anything from these fridges, but on this day I noticed they were selling some Weight Watchers yogurts I hadn't seen before.

They’re called British Favourites and each pot has just under 60 calories and 1 ProPoint.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Provamel Organic Sugar Free Soya Yogurts

A few weeks ago one of my readers informed me that Provamel have brought out two new flavoured soya yogurts which are sugar free. The varieties are Almond and Coconut. And fantastically they have only 50 calories per 100ml.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Weight Watchers Fruit Purees Review

Weight Watchers Tropical Crush Fruit PureeI do most of my supermarket shopping online these days, but the trouble with that, is I often miss out on new products arriving in store. So when I venture away from my virtual shop into the real thing, I usually find all sorts of products I’d never have known about.

On my latest trip to a Waitrose store, I spotted a few new products from Weight Watchers, one of which are these individual fruit puree pouches. There were two varieties: Berry Crush and Tropical Crush. I purchased one of each. The Tropical Crush has 42 calories while the Berry Crush has 41 calories. Both are worth 1 ProPoint.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Options Low Calorie Hot Chocolate new flavours

I really should have written this post many months ago. But study, work and family have taken all my time, plus I wasn't sure whether these new Options varieties were going to hang around long enough for me to write about.

But it seems at least one of these two new flavours has graduated from single sachets to a large plastic container. If you haven’t seen them already, the new Options flavours I'm taking about are ‘Sweet Popcorn’ and ‘Butterscotch’. Both have 39 calories per sachet.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Cheat Sheet Guide To Growing Your Own Herbs

I love adding fresh herbs to the recipes I make. They instantly add vibrant colour, freshness and a host of added health benefits.

However, I don't grow my own herbs. I keep meaning to give it a go, but never get around to it.

Instead I end up buying those sealed packs of herbs from the supermarket which often end up turning to mush in the fridge because I've forgotten about them!

So rather than waste money throwing away expensive packs of wilted herbs, I've decided it's time to start growing my own. But where to start?

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Weight Watchers Fruit Jelly Pots Review

Weight Watchers Mixed Fruit in Jelly potsWeight Watchers have brought out two new jelly pots with fruit. There’s Juicy Berry which contains pear pieces in a berry flavour jelly and the other is Juicy Mandarin containing pineapple and mandarin pieces in a mango flavour jelly.

Both varieties are exceptionally low in calories. The Juicy Berry flavour jelly contains 20 calories and the Juicy Mandarin jelly and fruit pot has 23 calories. Both are worth 1 ProPoint.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Sukrin wheat free gluten free bread review

Sukrin Bread Mix Sunflower and Pumpkin SeedBread is my main food weakness, especially the seeded types. The trouble is, all those seeds make for a very calorific bread. A single slice from some brands can contain up to 150 calories, or more.

So I was amazed to find this bread by Sukrin which is not only packed full of seeds, it doesn’t even contain any wheat. And, according to the nutritional label, one slice provides just 47 calories. The trouble is, it’s not cooked. You have to bake it yourself. Was it worth the bother?

Friday, 10 April 2015

belVita Breakfast Biscuits New Tops

Despite having more varieties than all the other breakfast biscuits out there, belVita have decided they need to keep adding to their range. If you’re a fan of breakfast biscuits and have had your fill of what’s already on offer, perhaps you’ll be tempted by the new belVita Tops. They’re basically the regular whole grain biscuit with a strawberry or choco-hazelnut topping.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Crisped Kale New Recipe Pret a Manger Snack

Pret a manger Crisped Kale new recipeNo sooner had I published my review of Pret's Kale Crisps, and they've gone and changed their recipe! I must admit that for the last couple of weeks I hadn’t been able to find any Kale Crisps in Pret stores. No one seemed to know why they didn’t have any stock. Now I do.

Pret's Kale crisps have lost quite a few calories in the process… down from 105 to just 67 calories per packet. But what else has changed?

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Pret a Manger Kale Crisps Review

Pret a Manger Kale CrispsUntil a couple of years ago, I hadn't heard of kale. Now it’s one of my favourite snacks. No, I’m not munching on raw kale leaves, that would be weird! (For those who do like munching on raw kale leaves, I salute you, I wish I could). Kale is a supremely healthy vegetable, but the leaves are somewhat on the bitter side.

One way of improving the taste of kale is by turning them into kale crisps. You can do this easily using a dehydrator or in a slow oven. I haven’t had any success with making my own, so I buy them ready made when I can.

My favourite Kale snack is made by Pret a Manger.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Low Sugar Cheerios Breakfast Cereal Review

I did a double take when I saw this box of Cheerios in Asda last week. Words tumbling round my head included ‘yeah right’, and ‘marketing ploy’ and ‘seriously, Cheerios, low sugar’. No way.
I had to inspect further.

Scouring the nutritional information I homed in on the sugar per 100g. Here we go I thought, this is where I catch them out. But no. There it was, plain as day. Just 4.7g of sugar per 100g (a little over 1 teaspoon). Anything lower than 5g per 100g is low in sugar!

This is the same as around one quarter of a teaspoon per 30g serving.

Cheerios Low Sugar oat cereal will now make its entrance onto my 10 Low Sugar Breakfast Cereals post.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Nairn’s Astro Bites 40% Less Sugar Review

Nairns astro bites biscuitsAstro Bites are the latest arrival from Oat Biscuit makers, Nairn’s. Aimed at the children’s market, Astro Bites are mini biscuits made from wholegrain oats and flavoured with cranberries and raisins. Their main selling point is that they contain 40% less sugar than the average children’s biscuit.

Although they’re aimed at the kids market, I think they’re perfectly suited for adults too, especially since each biscuit has only 10 calories!

Friday, 13 March 2015

Alpro Coconut Milk Review

I've recently got into the habit of making porridge using half water and half coconut milk. Besides giving the porridge a lovely flavour, it makes the porridge especially creamy, something which water alone doesn't do.

My coconut milk of choice is generally Koko Dairy free coconut milk. However, as I regularly use Alpro’s Soya Light, I decided to try out the new Alpro Coconut Milk which has 20 calories per 100ml.


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