Happy Thursday lovely people! Hope that you are all having a great week so far, the weekend is so close now. My December review round-up post includes some awesome healthy living brands and products that I was generously sent.
Always disclosed is whether I have been kindly sent these products for the purpose of a review or if I’ve purchased them myself to try and share. In all instances, I will express my honest opinions across all products featured, so here’s what I’ve road tested for the blog in December and the run-up to the new year.
Udis Gluten Free
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and I love making the most of it as I think that it can really set you up for a great day ahead. I was contacted by Udis Gluten Free to try some of their breakfast products to reveiw on the blog. Now I don’t have a gluten-free intolerance, nor am I following a gluten-free diet, but I know that a large proportion of my readers are gluten-free and thought these might be of interest.
The first thing, that I tried from the bundle, was the Apple Cinnamon Toaster Pastries because I was a major Pop Tart fan when I was younger and was keen to see how this healthier alternative compares. Alfie and I both tested these out together and thought that they had a lovely flavour, however we thought that they were a little skimpy on the filling.
From yesterday’s recipe post, it’s easy to see that I’m a granola addict. The Au Naturel and Cranberry and Walnut granola pouches are a big hit with me, you can’t taste any difference considering the fact they’re gluten-free; I just wished that they contained more add-ins like dried fruits and nuts rather than so many oats.
The Udis range is widely available in most big supermarkets in the gluten-free aisle and consists of other products such as gluten-free bagels, bread rolls, snacks, sweet treats and crisps.
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Snack subscription boxes packed full of healthy living products have become increasingly popular over the past few years. I think that they’re a great way to stay on track as snacking healthily is something that the majority seem to struggle with, me included.
SKNY Box is a new to me subscription service set up by two sisters in the summer of last year that is designed to make losing weight and healthy eating fun. Each box contains hand-picked snacks to help you adopt healthy habits and banish restrictive eating.
I was kindly sent December’s box to review and it was full of some of my favourite healthy living brands and others that are more obscure. My favourite products were the Rosemary and Thyme Pitta Chips as well as the flavoured popcorn and there was also a 30-day winter workout plan included.
There are 3 subscription packages that are available: a monthly plan (£15 every month), a quarterly plan (£40 every 3 months) and a 6-month plan (£75 every 6 months). Flexible billing has been assigned to the monthly and quarterly plans, which can be cancelled at any time and the subscription boxes are often on promotional offer.
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I’m a major snack bar fanatic and I’m always looking for new brands to try so was happy when Get Fruity got in contact asking whether I would like to trial their bars. These fruit and oat bars come in 3 flavours: Juicy Apricot, Orange and Ginger, Scrumptious Strawberry and Moist Mixed Berry.
With all snack bars, I’m always interested in the ingredients and their nutritional value, many claim to be healthy when in fact, they are full of artificial sweeteners and have a high sugar content.
All the bars in the range are made from 42% oats and 39% fruit and contain virgin coconut oil for some healthy fat goodness, fruit concentrate and natural flavourings. Each bar comes in at 135-143 calories, containing 8.9g – 12g of sugar; the Juicy Apricot, Orange and Ginger bar had the lowest sugar content.
Overall, I really enjoyed these bars and would happily by them for snacking on the go. The Get Fruity bars can be ordered online or you can find your local stockists here.
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Over the years, I’ve managed to try many different protein powder brands and enjoyed some more than others. A popular UK brand, that I was yet to try, is Myprotein, so I was very excited to be given the opportunity to try some of their products. After looking through all of their products….and there is a lot to get through I decided to stick with the protein powders. I chose the Impact Native Whey in vanilla and in the cookies and cream flavour.
One of the downfalls of many protein powders for me is that chalky taste that you can get, however after using both in my smoothies I didn’t notice it as they both blend really well.
What I love about Myprotein is the great value for money, at 1 kg these protein pouches are massive and are going to last me a fair while and they even go up to 5 kg with some products. The next test for me is how well that these protein powders are adaptable to baking, cookies and cream chocolate blondies sound divine!
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Have you tried any of these brands before? What did you think of them?
What new healthy living products have you been trying out lately?
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