Saturday, 6 September 2014

Perkier porridge

Now it is getting a little chillier and I'm going back to doing both uni and work I need something quick, filling and healthy for breakfast.

Having tried the Perkier Rocky Road and being over the moon with finding a healthier treat, I decided to give the Perkier porridge a whirl.

Now when I'm in a rush in the morning and need something quick these are going to be just the ticket. You take the lid off, fill up to the line with boiling water, stir and replace the lid until it thickens up! Easy and quick!

I've tried both but the apple one is my favourite, I'm hoping to find some more flavours to keep me going over the cold winter months, as I do like a bit of variety in my breakfasts! On the Perkier website they also have a Golden Syrup flavour one, but unfortunately it wasn't in Sainsburys when I nipped in so I'm going to try ASDA again! You can also buy online.

Find out more about Perkier here.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Rude Health Almond Drink Review

I'm a massive fan of cereal, tea and coffee! I love breakfast and look forward to it when I'm going to bed (sad but true)! Now that I am trying to be a bit healthier I have started to browse the sections in the supermarket where all of the 'free from' foods are and I have found quite a few yummy items.

Yesterday I was in and I can across Rude Health Almond drink. As I'm on my health kick I thought that I would mix things up and swap cows milk (sorry dad! He's a farmer) for this.

At first I was a little apprehensive about using it in my porridge this morning as I have previously tried soya milk and hazelnut milk and hated them! However this little gem was delicious and made my porrige extra delicious! It is quite naturally sweet (probably because of the almonds) but so natural and delicious! I wouldn't say it tastes like cows milk though (because it isn't) but is very nice!

I'm yet to try it in my coffee but I'm hoping that being naturally sweet, this will mean that I no longer need a spoon full of sugar making it that bit healthier!

Only 56cals per 100ml! 

Have you tried anything from Rude Health? 

You can find out more about rude health here or look out for it in Sainsburys. 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Bounce Bounce

Having started my new venture into being healthy I am constantly on the lookout for healthy yet tasty snacks to have instead of chocolate! Thank heavens for my new find Bounce energy balls!

I bought the Coconut and Macadamia one from a health food shop because it was on the counter when I was paying and the colourful wrapper caught my beady little eye! Having never heard about them before I wasn't sure what to expect but I am now in love! They are hard but chewy at the same time and taste delicious with coconut all sprinkled over the outside!

They are according to the pack a mix of coconut, nuts and whey protein and high in the antioxidant vitamin E! Plus they are gluten free and high in fibre, with no artificial preservatives, so a winner all around!

I'm a bit sad I only got one actually as they were 80p each or £3 for 4! Definitely going to go back and try some of the others!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Perkier Gluten Free

In my recent attempt to be a bit healthier but still in need of my monthly chocolate fix I picked up some Rocky road pieces from the brand Perkier when in ASDA.

Now I'm not gluten free but I've heard that it's a bit healthier so decided to give these a whirl, and my goodness I'm glad I did because they are yummy! I took them along to a picnic with my nieces (ages 4, 5 & 7) who also agreed that they were lovely! My sister is currently doing the slimming world diet and was impressed by the lack of calories in each square (59 in case you were wondering) and had one (had to 'sin' it though)!

You honestly can't taste that they don't have gluten or wheat in them as they are so scrummy!

Whether you are gluten free or not I would recommend these little beauties!

Find out more at

I got mine from ASDA but the website has a list of stockists and they do a whole range of products which I can't wait to try!
Want to get my little mitts on the Gluten Free Apple, Cinnamon and Raisin porrige now that the evenings are drawing in!