Belvita Biscuits | Why They Shouldn’t Be Eaten for Breakfast

Belvita breakfast biscuits are hoodwinking the public, I swear it.

The products label themselves as heart-healthy and wholesome, but how wholesome can a sugary breakfast bar really be? We’ve seen similar instances with Go Natural, whose breakfast bars main ingredients include palm oil and glucose. You needn’t be an expert to know these aren’t a healthy start to the day.

Related: Breakfasts you should be avoiding

And the same applies to Belvita. How can it really be as wholesome as it sounds? Let’s look at the facts.

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Low Sugar, High Protein Breakfasts You Need to Try

Don’t have time for brekkie, or simply want a small breakfast that you know will keep you full? I hear you.

While it is easy to feel uninspired if you have a long commute ahead of you and a rumbling tum to match, don’t despair, there are options. Put away those awful breakfast biscuits and tuck into something that’s convenient, protein-rich and low in sugar! Try out my three favourites.

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Are Special K Granola Bars Healthy?

If Special K’s protein shakes are anything to go by (Read here: Are Special K Granola Bars Healthy?) then I’m not too optimistic speculating whether Special K’s granola bars are healthy or not.

For decades, the term ‘granola’ has carried undertones of health and good wellbeing. This all started because Dr James Caleb Jackson, a health spa extraordinaire, invented ‘granula’ from nothing more than a graham flour which was crumbled and then baked until crisp. And ‘granular’ remained this way as a genuinely healthy cereal, all throughout his time during the late 19th century and throughout the 1900s.

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What’s the Difference: Steel Cut vs Rolled vs Instant Oats?

Ever been following a recipe, only to stumble across ‘rolled oats’ or ‘steel cut oats’ and have no idea how they’re any different from the instant oats in your pantry? Why not just use those instead? Well it turns out there’s quite a big difference between rolled oats, steel cut oats and instant oats – take a look below to find out which you should be using in your baking!

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5 Wholesome Recipes For Your Waffle-Maker

Waffle-makers are a superb gadget – not only because they make amazing, hearty waffles (savoury & sweet), but they’re also super flexible in what they can make. I’m talking omelettes, brownies, falafel – you name it, whatever you can whip up into a batter can be made into a waffle – FACT.

Related posts: Healthy Low Sugar Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Take a look at my top 5 recipes that you can make with your waffle iron. Choose any which you know won’t cause you an IBS flare-up & you’re good to go! All recipes make 2 waffles 🙂

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Healthy Recipes: Gluten-Free Raspberry Coconut Fruit Scones

I’m normally pretty good when it comes to saying no to pastries & baked goods. To me, they always taste far too buttery and you get that weird dry flaky feeling in your mouth for hours afterwards (yes – I’m looking at you croissant/muffin/apple Danish).

But sometimes – just sometimes – a slight craving comes on that I just can’t fight… mainly because supermarkets are evil and have started promoting fresh smelling pastries right beside their entrances… which of course makes it really really difficult to refuse a trusty scone.

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Healthy Recipes: Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Loaf

I hate shop-bought cinnamon loaves.

They’re always packed full of chemicals, thickeners, sweeteners and of course – loads of gluten. This wrecks havoc with my IBS and I decided to (stupidly) give up cinnamon raisin loaves quite a while ago in response to this.

This was stupid – and I’ll tell you why…. my two hands are much better at making a superior loaf. One that is gluten-free, low in sugar and packed full of delicious homely spices that don’t translate in a shop-bought loaf.

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Chobani v Skyr yogurt: Which is best?

I think it’s fair to say there are a lot of mixed messages shrouding the yogurt industry at the minute.

It turns out many “Greek-Style” yogurts are just once strained yogurt with a whole load of starches and additives included to make it thicker and none of the healthy bacteria it should have (hence the ‘style’ part of its name, i.e. it’s not really Greek yogurt at all).

And these are supposed to be the healthy yogurts (versus flavoured and sugary yogurts) us nutrition-conscious few are supposed to reach for.

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