I have a bit of a problem with popcorn. I’ll tell you why… it’s because it so doesn’t need to be unhealthy. All of these pre-popped bags of popcorn with layers of salt, sugar and butter on are unnecessarily unhealthy and annoy me a lot. And don’t get me started on the microwaveable stuff.
I may have a full-time job, but my part-time job definitely is trying to find the best nut butters ever in the UK. Although the nut butters available in the supermarket are good, the range of 100% natural, low-sugar, no palm oil butters is really difficult to come by.
Continue reading “The Best Nut Butters You Can’t Find In The Supermarket”
If you’ve been reading my blog for any longer than 5 minutes, you’ll learn very quickly how much I LOVE peanut butter. I’m talking peanut butter on toast, peanut butter in porridge, peanut butter in stir frys… basically peanut butter 24/7.
Oatmeal cookies are quite possibly the most divisive cookie choice ever. It’s the Marmite of the baked goods world.
So often they are considered “bland”, “like chewable Ovaltine” and, overarchingly, “too healthy”. But are oatmeal cookies actually a more nutritious choice than Double Chocolate Chip or Snickerdoodle? Or are Oatmeal Raisins just another tasty treat from the oatmeal franchise who have been several misrepresented?
Related: Are Granola Bars Actually Healthy?
I’m naturally sceptical when it comes to probiotic products. Before I was officially diagnosed with IBS, I tried expensive supermarket probiotic drinks like Yakult and Actimel because I imagined they’d fix my tempestuous stomach. Turns out, not so much.
All they did was make me feel more bloated, as well as giving me ‘squeaky teeth’ – the phenomenon of way too much sugar in concentrated form, so I had to stop taking them.
Continue reading “Alflorex Biotics Review: How does it help IBS?”
Have we reached peak laziness?
When did it become so difficult to take something out of its packaging, chop it, wash it or, heaven forbid, butter it?!
According to research by the BBC, sales of pre-peeled potatoes went up 40% from 2010 to 2011 and is continuing to grow year on year, whilst diced onions were up 14% and prepared vegetables were up 17%!
This recipe came about after relentlessly searching for ‘healthy flapjack recipe’ and getting back seriously unhealthy flapjacks full of sugar (just no butter).
I’m a massive advocate for high protein, low sugar recipes which are full of wholesome ingredients and, if they’re fairly calorie-dense but full of wholefoods, I’m fine with it.
Do you know how many grams are in a cup?
Or how many cups are in a gram?
You may think you do, until the type of flour changes or the type of sugar switches and suddenly the conversion of cups to grams is completely different!
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.
It’s a question I’ve asked myself every time I’ve baked – and regretted not thinking the answer through before consequently ruining my bake!
It’s easy to assume that no matter where you place your bake, the oven’s heat circulates just the same. But much like how fruits ripen at different points depending on the other fruits in the bowl, it’s much more variable than that and there’s no one-size-fits-all for oven racks.