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Pink’n’Whites

 I was first introduced to Pink'n'Whites when I joined Slimming World. My friend Emma said I must buy some, as they make a brilliant low-syn snack, and are great to beat a sweet craving. I bought my first packet in the pound shop, and they were such a saviour to me and my sweet tooth! What are Pink'n'Whites? Pink'n' Whites are made of 2 crunchy wafers, filled with pink & white mallow. They are very low in fat (98% fat free) and are only 50 calories each, or 2.5 syns on Slimming ...

Frylight- a healthy choice for all cooks

Recently I was invited along to a cookery day in London, hosted by Frylight. We were going to be cooking alongside John from Food52, with the lovely and knowledgeable Frylight expert and consultant nutritionist Helen Bond talking through what we were cooking, and enlightening us on some of the truths and myths about fats in our diets! I've been a big fan of Frylight since I discovered it when I joined Slimming World, I love that the spray action controls the amount that you use- rather ...

Iceland Slimming World curry buffet for Curry Week!

I love a curry buffet, I always find it so hard to commit to one type of curry (because I want them all!), so I love being able to pile up my plate with lots of different varieties. Doing a homemade curry buffet, however, is a labour of love because each individual dish is like making a meal in itself, and unfortunately it's just not something that I have time for in my life! Equally, I don't have a decent Indian takeaway near me, and both the cost, and the high fat content would put me off ...

Warm cookie s’mores with Maryland Thins

I've always loved Maryland cookies- the generous chocolate chip to cookie ratio, and the excellent value for money meant they always used to be my cookie of choice! These days, while I'm on my weight-loss journey, I try not to have cookies in the house, as I am not good with willpower, and sweet snacks are my main downfall! I was therefore excited to see that they had released their new 'Maryland thins'- the same tasty chocolate chip cookie, but a lighter, crispy and lower calorie version. ...

An entire online shop with Iceland Foods, only £35 & free delivery

Why do your online shopping at Iceland? You may have an outdated pre-conception of Iceland, as I did, as a place you go to buy frozen pizzas and party food at Christmas, but things have changed, and Iceland offers so much more! You can still buy all your frozen goodies (the kids love the Greggs sausage rolls and frozen Millie's cookies!), but you can also get all those other essentials to make up a full weekly shop, and the real winner is that they offer free home delivery on orders over ...

Why my family is switching to organic, free-range milk

I've always loved drinking milk. For years I used to have a glass before bed (and still do sometimes!), and my love of milk has definitely passed onto my girls, at 4 and 7, they still drink a lot of milk, and it's always been a part of our bedtime routine. I have continued to buy them whole milk beyond their toddler years as they love the creaminess of it, and it is more nutritious, because the cream contains the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. I have been having pangs of conscience ...

Goodlife ready meals: Review

Goodlife recently asked me if I would like to try out their ready meals. I think if this had been my first encounter I might have said no- I never really buy ready meals, and I wouldn't naturally seek out a vegetarian products. But actually a little while ago I reviewed some of the other products in the Goodlife frozen range and I was so impressed by how tasty it was that I thought I would give these a go! Goodlife have been working with British farmers for 25 years to create family-frie...

Treats in store at Iceland this Christmas!

I love Christmas, the magic of it has truly returned for me since having children, and although I wouldn't normally allow it to creep in until November, I was thrilled to get the chance to go to London last week and see what Iceland are going to have on offer for us this Christmas. I absolutely love discovering new products and I'm always excited to see the new innovations that are around in food and drink every Christmas. Now I have to admit that I have never (so far!) headed to ...

5 quick & healthy Monday dinners

I am not the most organised person when it comes to food- I wish I was one of those people who plans out every single meal and then does 1 big weekly shop which covers everything, but my approach is always much for haphazard! I therefore usually arrive at a Monday, without anything planned, thinking 'what can I cook tonight?'! Here are some of my favourite quick and easy-to-make dinners! 1. Lemon and thyme chicken penne: Not only is this very easy to make, it's something that my whole ...

Samphire Restaurant at the Headland Hotel, Newquay

For me, one of the greatest pleasures in life is discovering new restaurants, and trying dishes that you would never be whipping up for yourself at home- I don't often eat out these days, and so when I do it is an extra special treat. I was thrilled to be invited along to the The Headland Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall recently for an evening with their head chef, Christopher Archambault to try out some of the dishes offered at the 2- Rosette awarded Samphire Restaurant. My first ...