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iloveBite is Spiffing!!

Arrived home from weigh in today feeling very pleased with myself having lost two pounds this week and was met by this very exciting delivery! My mission on this blog as some already know is to show you how diverse the Slimming World Plan is and show you just some of the different varieties of food and drink there is to offer you. 

 iloveBite are an exciting innovative company specialising in flour and rice  products so here is what I have received – my delivery of three parts! 

Kintaro Nut Clusters – hot and spicy and black sesame and cashew nut . Ready to eat clusters of crunchy nuts! I am a nut freak so looking forward to trying these! They are 8 syns and 7.5 syns for half a bag – 25gms

Pop Rice blueberry and cranberry flavour , dairy, gluten, additive and preservative free and suitable for vegans just 7.5 syns per bag

Pop rice is small clusters of Nut rice and fruit, designed for a real taste sensation! 

The second part of my delivery is Spiffing Rice – brown rice a wholegrain full of goodness and packed in a sealable bag for multiple use.

Wild rice mix is a combination of Premium brown long grain, red and wild rice to add great texture and taste to your food. Both these rice varieties are Syn free and have an extra nutty taste to give you a change from white rice. All these can be purchased from http://www.ilovebite.co


Now the third part of my delivery had me scratching my head until I had the lightbulb moment. Beautifully packed Organic flours perfect for home baking . In my box I received a great selection listed below 

Organic White Flour milled from selected strong hard wheat perfect for bread making, pizzas etc

Organic White Spelt Flour. Spelt is an ancient grain still grown in Central Europe and has been said to have many health benefits. Spelt flour can be used for bread, cakes and pastry making

Organic Wholemeal Spelt Flour again produced from the ancient grain bringing a sweet and nutty flavour to your bread and pastry baking

Sprouted Wheat Flour – A rough and rustic Flour perfect for sourdoughs and some breads with increased levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre 

Lastly – Sprouted Buckwheat Flour. Sprouted Flour is more easily digestible and friendlier to the stomach, high fibre, increased levels of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals

You may think that the syn value for cooking with these ingredients are too high but with clever calculations you can always have a small amount of what you bake for yourself or your family and as long as you syn it you will be fine. It’s better to syn the whole item you are making and portion it down to a more realistic ‘syn’ or even calorie size portion for yourself. Using these ingredients in your baking can help you on the journey to better health and making healthier choices for yourself and your family 

Find more information on these products and how to purchase at http://www.ilovebite.co

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Skinny Bakery – mindful of the calories! 

Deliciously moist, deliciously indulgent but kind to the calorie and Syn bank

Lovely delivery arrived today from the very talented Skinny Bakery,  ooooh the temptation. I haven't had time to work out all the syn values so as a ball park figure each single bite is apx 1.5 syns or 7-7.5 syns per pack. The Coconut bites are slightly higher at 10.5 syns for their whole tubMy delivery contained the following
Skinny Carrot Cake Pearls, lovely taste of cinnamon, walnuts, and currants 

Double chocolate meringues – gorgeous gooey in the middle perfectly crisp meringues with a delicious chocolate taste

Skinny Beetroot Pearls – oh these are so lovely! One of our favourites in our little tasting session! 

Skinny Coconut Bites, made with jumbo oats, peanut butter, apple and coconut – lovely! 

I also received 

Skinny Choc Chip Cookies

Skinny Choc and Orange Cookies

And Skinny Mini Gingerbread men but I need to try these another day as I tried one of each of everything else! All the cakes are deliciously moist, contain a lovely frosting made with quark (apart from the Coconut) 

My favourites listed 1-4 are

1)Skinny Carrot Cakes

2) Double Chocolate Meringues

3) Skinny Beetroot Pearls

4) Lemon Pearls

Get 10% off your order with the code SPRING10 and earn reward points for every purchase Here

Food · Slimmingworld · Snacks

Foodie Flavours – The hardest decision is which to choose from! 

If you are fed up of boring tasting pancakes, yoghurts, or porridge then these look so good! Foodie Flavours have a vast range of natural food flavourings and Syn free to liven up your taste buds! That Passion Fruit is so going into my yoghurt later! In fact I might split my yoghurt up and try a bit of each one! Just a drop or two is enough and will last ages! Foodie Flavours can be bought online at http://www.foodieflavours.com

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Sukrin Gold – a delicious sugar alternative! 

 I have just received this really useful and exciting delivery from Sukrin UK . Sukrin Gold replaces sugar 1 part to 1 and is only a fraction of the syn value. Slimming World say 1/2 syn for a tablespoon but at only 8 calories for 100gms it works out at half a syn for 100gms too! So for those who bake this is a godsend! A lot of the food bloggers who produce lovely low syn cake and dessert recipes recipes use this. Check out sukrin.co.uk for your nearest stockist or check your local Holland and Barrett store or online at Amazon. Fiber Syrup Gold has a Toffee sort of taste and can be used for cereals, pancakes, desserts etc . Sukrin products can also be purchased at http://www.sukrin.co.uk. There is nothing you can’t have on Slimming World! 

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Bearfaced Groceries’ class act!

I have just had the absolute pleasure of opening my first BearFaced hamper. A superbly fresh delivery of top quality fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. Huge juicy lemons, delicious succulent Asparagus, enormous onions perfect for French onion soup, beautifully white cauliflower, all the vegetables are a quality I haven’t seen in a long while. Also in my box was a lovely pack of fresh smoked salmon, turkey breasts and chicken skewers in garlic. It really is a feast for the eyes – the colour, aroma, quality, freshness – just like food should be! 

http://www.bearfaced.co..uk have a tremendous choice, pick your box or choose your own items. Restaurant quality foods are shipped out the same day as they receive them ensuring no compromise in quality or freshness. It’s really made me realise how different and far superior they are from the produce I normally purchase from the supermarkets.

 Visit http://www.bearfacedgroceries.co.uk and use code SWDEBSBEAR to get free delivery off any order. Boxes start from £25 and you can select a specific box, a mystery box full of surprises or choose your own contents. No subscription, no tie in. Just order when you like ! You won’t be disappointed! 

Food · Health · Slimmingworld · Snacks

Degustabox is in the house!! 

Just imagine this lovely box landing on your doorstep. A box full of delightful surprises! Read on …

I am over the moon to receive my first Degustabox. I had heard such good reports about them, full of lovely goodies! I was intrigued to know how I could fit these into the Slimming World Plan, so here goes my journey of exploration! Firstly the box that arrives is strong and robust. Well packed and tightly sealed. On opening the outer the contents are hidden under a brown paper wrapping held together with a lovely sticker – 'Open me, Eat me, Enjoy me' Ooooh I couldn't wait so here is what I found in my  box…

I have twelve items in my box! 12 surprises! Here they are with my assessment of how they can fit into the Slimming World plan…

New York Delhi V.I.P. Nuts 

Ooooh nuts I can hear some of you drool! Not just any old nuts …..New York Delhi Hot Toffee V.I.P. Nuts. Caramelised jumbo peanuts with just a hint of hot chilli. And… you can have them! Just 6.5 syns for 25gms. The bag is 60gms and 15.5 syns for the whole bag. These are gourmet nuts, not too hot for a lightweight like me and oven baked and natural. £1.45 a bag for the Toffee flavour and £1.25 for Hot Chilli

Sugar free Polo Mints

Can you believe you can have the whole tub for just 8 syns!! Polo mints are in institutions and been making our favourite mints since 1948. This sugar free version is accredited by the Oral Health Foundation as being kind to teeth. 

 Nothing But.

Beautiful freeze dried fruit and vegetables in convenient snack size packs. Great for lunch boxes, midnight munchies or whenever you want a tasty snack . I have two flavours – Strawberry and Banana is 2 syns per bag and the vegetable selection – Pea and sweetcorn works out at 4 syns a bag. Suitable for vegetarians, vegan and gluten free. They contain nothing but 100% wholesome ingredients and are £1.20 for 2 pks. 

Garofalo Wholewheat Penne Pasta

All Slimming Worlders know that this is Syn free!! 🙌🏼 Garafalo Wholewheat Penne Pasta is made with unprocessed whole organic durum wheat retaining its natural fibre, bean, germ and vitamins giving many health benefits and it cooks in just 11 minutes. Found on Ocado and Amazon and local stockists. £2.19

Fentimans Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water 

Fentimans Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water is made with Ruby Red Grapefruit and quinine for a zesty Tonic Water with a refreshingly dry finish . I have calculated the whole bottle for 9 syns so you could have this as a tipple on its own with ice or just a fraction as a mixer for your favourite tipple! 

Seabrook Lattice Sea Salt and Black Pepper Flavour

 

For a Seabrook crisp to make the cut it has to be cut just right. They are sliced both ways to hold even more flavour and give you a crunch like no other. They work out at 8 syns per 1/4 bag so you can still have your favourite crisp! £1.59-£1.99 

Celia Organic Premium Czech Lager 

Celia Organic Premium Czech Lager is gluten free, 100% Organic and brewed using just 3 ingredients locally sourced. It works out at just 7 syns a bottle. This product is only included in the alcohol version of Degustabox. £2.49 

Dorset Cereals Ultimate Adventures Machu Picchu Muesli 

The Machu Picchu flavour from the Ultimate Adventures Collection is an adventurous inca trail inspired blend of oats and barley with Brazil nuts , golden berries and a taste of coffee! 9 syns per 45gms. Use independently as a cereal or use your imagination and use as a topping for yoghurt for 3 syns per 15gms £4.89
Doisy & Dam Organic Milk Chocolate 

Doisy & Dam Quinoa, smoked tea and  vanilla organic milk chocolate is one of 8 unique flavours Doisy & Dam produce. Quinoa has been soaked in a secret infusion before combining with their smoothest organic Dominican 39% milk chocolate for a taste sensation! It works out at 11.5 syns for a 40gm pack £1.75

Good Hemp – Hemp Seed Hearts

Good Hemp – Hemp seed hearts are high in protein and omega 3. Perfect for toppings and sprinkles they will liven up your yoghurts, or be great as a topping for your baked oats. They are free from nuts and gluten and made with nutty super seeds. You can sprinkle, stir fry, and bake – go nutty! 3 syns per 10gms £4.49 

Whitworths Full of Super

Whitworths Full of Super Vanilla Mac-a-roons are crammed with almonds, coconut and flax seeds. Naturally high in fibre and Pantothenic Acid which aids mental performance. They are gluten and soya free and suitable for vegetarians. Each Mac-a-roon works out at 7 syns. £1.50 

The verdict on my first Degustabox is 'AMAZING'. There is nothing here that we can't have on Slimming World. With a bit of clever 'accounting' you too could be enjoying these! More good news – you can get your first monthly subscription box for just £5.99 with code 8C0X9 here That's £7 off the regular price of £12.99 including postage 

Discover new flavours and experiences every month, keep for yourself of buy as a gift. What are you waiting for? !