Articles tagged with: convenience

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 18 April 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: bowel cancer, bread, breakfast, breakfast cereals, carbs, convenience, fibre, healthy cooking, healthy eating, pasta, rice, smart carbs, snacks, starch, tips, wellness, whole grains, wholemeal

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Whole grains shouldn’t be hard work. The two key foods to swap to whole grain are bread and breakfast cereal. These two will give you the biggest bang for your grainy buck so I’ll concentrate of those two here.

Q. Could you explain how green long-life bags work?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 28 February 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: convenience, fresh, fresh food, fresh foods, fresh markets, fresh vs frozen, freshfruit, fruit, healthy eating, storagelife, vegetables, vegetarian

Q. Could you explain how green long-life bags work?

THE QUESTION IN FULL

Q. Could you explain how green long life bags or pods work? And do fruit and vegetables kept in them really have the same nutritional properties as fresh-fresh?

Product Snapshot: Tassal Easy Bake Atlantic salmon fillets

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 07 February 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: convenience, dinners, fish, fish oil, fish oils, fresh food, fresh foods, healthy cooking, healthy eating, meal planning, meals in minutes, oily fish, omega-3, Paleo diet, Product snapshot, protein, salmon

Product Snapshot: Tassal Easy Bake Atlantic salmon fillets

Nutritionists recommend two serves of oily fish a week but I find it hard to eat this regularly without resorting to canned salmon or tuna. I love the cans – don’t get me wrong - but they’re not the same as a fish fillet that I can substitute for a steak or chicken portion as a quick working week dinner meal (You can see how fixated I am on quick everyday dinners!). And you’ve got to take more care with fish than chicken or beef, haven’t you?

Product Review: HelloFresh Meals

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 31 January 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: convenience, cooking for one, diet meals, dinners, fresh food, fresh foods, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy food, meal planning, meals in minutes, mix 'n' match meals, portion size, vegetables

Product Review: HelloFresh Meals

Cooking a healthy dinner from fresh ingredients is a big goal of mine this year. At the moment, there’s only two of us at home as the 20-something vegetarian is travelling in Vietnam so it’s never been easier.

Dinner for two, no ingredients to exclude, huge choice, but after a long day writing, I have to admit feeling brain-dead about the ‘daily dinner decision’ as I call it. You know the drill, thinking of what to cook or finding a recipe and heading out for a quick shop, or peering inside the fridge or freezer and doing a mental jig with the ingredients (this goes with that or that or that).

Product review: Devondale Fast Start

on Thursday, 17 October 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, calcium, children, chocolate, coffee, convenience, dairy, drink, drinks, Liquid breakfast, school lunch, sugar, sugary drinks, vitamins

Product review:  Devondale Fast Start

I'm sure you must have seen the ads for this new liquid breakfast product. They focus on the fact that it is made "from milk not soy". One shows a man pulling a "yuk face" when he tastes a soy product at the same time as his daughter shows him her latest drawing and she misinterprets his screwed-up face for dislike of her painting! Another has the man's wife mentioning that they're visiting her mother at the same moment as he tastes the soy drink. Again, she misinterprets his distaste for the drink as distaste for his mother-in-law. They're memorable ads, trading off the notion that soy drinks don't taste very nice... and some even taste so dreadful, you'll pull a face when you sip one. So does this Devondale "made from milk" liquid breakfast taste great? Here's how we thought it stacked up.

8 salty snacks and why they're a danger to your waistline - a visual guide

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 29 April 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: BMI, calories, convenience, fat, fats, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, healthy snacks, junk food, kilojoules, nutrition, obesity, overweight, peanuts, salt, saturated fat, snacks, sodium, weight loss

8 salty snacks and why they're a danger to your waistline - a visual guide

Meeting up at the bar or pub? Sharing a drink with friends? These are the times when you notice salty snacks everywhere – potato crisps, corn chips, beer nuts, cashews, pretzels and rice cracker snacks. Salty snacks fly under the radar – no one remembers eating them. Yet they’re a big problem for health and may explain why you can’t lose weight. Here’s my take on them.

Product Review: HeartActive milk

on Thursday, 04 April 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: cholesterol, convenience, dairy, diet foods, drinks, fat, healthy heart, healthy lifestyle, heart health, milk, reviews, special diets, technology

Product Review: HeartActive milk

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Milk. It’s one of those basic foods that’s been in our lives ever since our toddler days. Like all full-fat dairy foods, milk contains saturated fat and is often avoided if your doctor suddenly announces that you have to lower your cholesterol and you’re a sitting duck if you don’t do something FAST. Fortunately, there are many good-tasting no-fat, low-fat and skim milks on offer but if you’re out to lower your cholesterol then why not drink a milk that will actively help? Having put my husband on it as part of his cholesterol-lowering diet, I thought it was time to take a closer look at HeartActive.

Product Review Orange and Purple Vegetable Crisps

on Friday, 08 February 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: calories, convenience, fat loss, healthy snacks, kilojoules, overweight, reviews, salt, snacks, sodium, vegetables, weight loss

Kettle vs Ajitas side by side

Product Review Orange and Purple Vegetable Crisps

With their bright colours and pack shots of root vegetables, they scream "healthier snack". But are vegetable chips really better? We did a taste test side by side of two brands of vegetable chips and line them up against your standard salted potato crisp to see how they fare.