I’m always on the lookout for new healthy food discoveries, and this month I’ve been lucky to have been sent a few different products to try in exchange for a review on Munch – so here’s what I’ve been trying out recently…
Quorn is by no means a new discovery to me – as a pescetarian I’ve tried it a lot over the last few years, and think it’s an ideal and easy way to get protein in your meals. I was recently sent a selection of frozen Quorn products to try including the chicken bites, mince and sausages, which I have been incorporating into lots of different meals.
Whether you’re vegetarian or not, Quorn is a great substitute for meat in your meals as it is low in saturated fat (less than a gram per 100g), high in protein (around 11g per 100g), high in fibre and low in carbohydrates (3g per 100g). While I probably wouldn’t eat Quorn every day, I do think it is good when you’re in need of a quick and easy vegetarian meal. Look out for some recipes featuring Quorn on the blog soon and visit Quorn’s website here.
Simply Great PomeGreat Juice
I don’t usually buy fruit juices because of the high sugar content, however the Simply Great Drinks Co have converted their entire range to include a unique extract made up of apple, carob and grape which contains a naturally occurring compound called Pinitol. This has the ability to mitigate some of the harmful effects associated with sugar, making it a healthier choice that is free from artificial sweeteners or flavourings. I tried the Pomegreat juice, a pomegranate juice with a tart sweetness that I really enjoyed. If I was looking for fruit juice I’d definitely pick it up in place of some of the more sugary drinks in the supermarket. Find out more about the Simply Great Drinks Co on their website.
Choc Shot is the ultimate discovery for a guilt-free chocolate fix. This versatile liquid chocolate can be made into hot chocolate, milkshakes, drizzled over pancakes, stirred into porridge…the list is endless. What’s even better is that it is free from refined sugars – instead it is made from Sweet Freedom, a sweetener created from all natural fruit extracts – so it contains only 14 calories and 2.8g sugar per teaspoon – much less than other hot chocolate powders on the market.
So far I’ve stirred it into hot almond milk to make a hot chocolate and also mixed it with chia seeds and almond milk to create a tasty and healthy chia pudding for dessert. Check back for Choc Shot related recipes on the blog soon, and click here for more information on their website!
Have you tried any of these products? Let me know what you think of them in the comments.