Friday, 26 February 2016

The Laughing Cow Cheese Mini Cravings Review

laughing cow mini cravings cheeseCheese is often one of the first foods to go when starting a weight loss diet. The majority of cheese is high in fat and calories so won’t do the waistline any favours. But sticking to the recommended matchbox sized portions of cheese is so hard if you’re a cheese addict. For this reason it can be really helpful buying individually portioned cheeses so you don’t inadvertently cut off too much!

The cheese people, Laughing Cow, have developed Mini Cravings, tiny cubes of individually wrapped soft cheese. Each square has just 14 calories.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Saitaku Japanese Nori Snack Review

Since discovering just how low in calories nori seaweed is, I’ve been on the lookout for any nori-based snacks. Fortunately, with the growing popularity of sushi, it’s not too hard finding them.

I’ve already reviewed the seaweed snack from Itsu and another from Selwyn’s. This time I’ve found a Nori snack by Saitaku, producers of authentic Japanese ingredients. They’re 100% all natural, seasoned with olive oil and salt and the whole pack has only 28 calories.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Marks & Spencer Gluten Free Rice Porridge Review

marks and spencer gluten free  rice porridge Like many of the major supermarkets, Marks & Spencer now have their own range of products aimed at those with particular intolerances, such as gluten free. Whether this trend for gluten free foods is here to stay remains to be seen. But for now, we're spoilt for choice.

One product in the M&S ‘Made Without’ Wheat range is Gluten Free Rice Porridge. It's described as ‘a blend of brown rice flakes and ground maize’. Boxes contain 8 sachets, each worth 137 calories.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Gluten Free Buckwheat Spirals Pasta Review

Orgran gluten free buckwheat pastaMy youngest daughter is addicted to pasta. She'd eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner given half a chance. But, I'm concerned she's eating way too much wheat and gluten overall, so I’ve decided to try out some alternative grain pastas.

The first alternative pasta I purchased was the Gluten Free Buckwheat Spirals made by Orgran Health & Nutrition. They state they are dairy free (I should hope so!), wheat free, egg free, gluten free, soy free and vegan. So what's actually in them and what do they taste like?


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