New Foods - May 2018

New Easy Low Cal Eats, Drinks and Treats

By wlr staff Trudi Purdy

Limiting what you eat isn’t a bundle of fun for most people, so it’s good to know there are easy ways to get a few treats in without blowing the calorie bank . .

From low cal Ben & Jerry’s, to Wicked ready meals, and syrups for your coffee or cocktails. Some food makers are responding with great ideas for people who want convenience and treats without excess cals. Here’s our roundup of the yummy-looking latest.

Claudi & Fin

These frozen yoghurt lollies look really pretty in pastel pink, orange and yellow and the packaging is really cute! Choose from strawberry, mango or peach and apricot flavours at less than 31 calories each – the perfect treat for a hot summer’s day.

Available at Waitrose, Sainsbury and Morrisons.

Mango Per 55 ml Lolly

Calories 29
Grams of Protein 0.7
Grams of Carbohydrate 3.4
Grams of Fat 1.4
Grams of Fibre 0.1

Peach & Apricot Per 55ml Lolly

Calories 31
Grams of Protein 1.7
Grams of Carbohydrate 3.9
Grams of Fat 1.4
Grams of Fibre 0.1

Strawberry Per 55ml Lolly

Calories 31
Grams of Protein 1.7
Grams of Carbohydrate 3.8
Grams of Fat 1.4
Grams of Fibre 0.1

Bannisters Naked Jacket Potatoes

Simply take a potato from the freezer and pop it in the microwave for around 4 minutes, add a topping and some salad on the side and you’ll have a healthy, low calorie meal ready in about 8 minutes max!

A pack of four potatoes is £1.69 and they’re available from Iceland.

Per potato (not including topping and salad)

Calories 119
Grams of Protein 2.7
Grams of Carbohydrate 23.7
Grams of Fat 0
Grams of Fibre 3.2

Onken Light and Fruity

Onken’s new range, ‘Light and Fruity’, is 0% fat and no added sugar. The passion fruit flavour is a lighter alternative with a real fruity blast of flavour.

Available at Asda in the chiller aisle.

Per 150g serving

Calories 76
Grams of Protein 7.4
Grams of Carbohydrate 9.5
Grams of Fat 0

Ooola Secrets

Great name for these little pots of indulgence as you may want to keep them a secret from the rest of the family! Available in 2 flavours – chocolate raspberry with choc chips and triple chocolate with caramel – these pots of mousse are less than 90 calories a pop.

The perfect sweet hit for dessert. Available at Tesco and through Ocado.

Chocolate Raspberry per pot

Calories 83
Grams of Protein 2.4
Grams of Carbohydrate 11.4
Grams of Fat 2.7

Triple Chocolate per pot

Calories 89
Grams of Protein 3
Grams of Carbohydrate 10.8
Grams of Fat 3.6

Slim Wine

There are quite a few low alcohol wines on the market for people who like a glass or two but are watching their waist lines. There’s not many (if any!) low calorie, full alcohol wines.

Slim Wine is changing all that with their zero sugar, zero carb, vegan friendly, low cal wines that are still 10% proof.

At 137 calories per 250ml glass, these wines definitely won’t break the calorie bank!

They are available online in:

  • Slim Red
  • Slim White
  • Slim Super Sparkling
  • Slim Pink Sparkling

Slim Wine were kind enough to send us some bottles to sample. We had the red, white and sparkling.

Slim Red – was reasonable to drink and had a nice aroma. One of the group, a seasoned red wine drinker, said it was a little thin but she would drink it again. Worth a try.

Slim White – A crisp wine that is nice cold.

Slim Super Sparkling – quite fizzy and refreshing. Good to drink on a hot summer’s day.

The inside scoop on these wines is that a major supermarket could soon be stocking them so watch this space!

Wicked Kitchen

Exclusive to Tesco, this vegan range of food includes ready-meals, pizzas and food-to-go.

Developed by Tesco’s executive chef, Derek Sarno, the range is available in 600 stores.

Examples of what’s available are:

Hoi Sin Mushroom Wrap

Calories 385
Grams of Protein 10
Grams of Carbohydrate 60
Grams of Fat 10.2
Grams of Fibre 5.9

Naked Burrito

Calories 473.1
Grams of Protein 17.2
Grams of Carbohydrate 67.2
Grams of Fat 11
Grams of Fibre 18.1

Smokin' Pasta and Maze Ballz

Calories 487.5
Grams of Protein 16.9
Grams of Carbohydrate 67.9
Grams of Fat 13.9
Grams of Fibre 11.6

BBQ Mushroom Pizza

Calories 527.8
Grams of Protein 16.9
Grams of Carbohydrate 77.8
Grams of Fat 14.5
Grams of Fibre 9.3

Ben & Jerry’s

Yep, you read that right! Ben & Jerry’s are on our list. They have created a low calorie ice cream in two delicious flavours!

Hallelujah!

The two flavours are chocolate cookie dough and caramel cookie fix with salted caramel swirl. And at less than 132 cals for two scoops, dessert time (or any time!) just got better!

Chocolate Cookie Dough Per 100ml (2 scoops)

Calories 132
Grams of Protein 2.8
Grams of Carbohydrate 21
Grams of Fat 4.1

Caramel Cookie Fix Per 100ml (2 scoops)

Calories 128
Grams of Protein 2.2
Grams of Carbohydrate 20
Grams of Fat 4.3

TRKG Healthy Living

If you fancy flavoured syrup in your favourite coffee at home, it doesn’t add very many calories (about 16 cals per serving) but wouldn’t it be great if it was less than 1 calorie per serving, reduced sugar and vegan friendly to boot?

TRKG Healthy Living provide exactly that! They supply Jordan’s syrup who also do low calorie cocktail mixers and their own brand syrups – great for bakes, cakes and drinks.

The syrups come in at 1 calorie per 100ml but a squirt in your coffee is only 30ml so less than one calorie for all that gorgeousness!

You can make your coffee incredibly indulgent, without the guilt, with flavours like:

  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Maple Bourbon Pecan
  • English Toffee
  • Blueberry
  • S’mores
  • Salted Dark Chocolate Espresso

The cocktail mixers just need you to add ice and the relevant alcohol. A bit more calorific than the syrups because of the alcohol but, compared to readymade cocktail mixes, it’s vastly reduced.

  • Jose Cuero Ready Mixed Margarita 210 cals 150ml
  • Jordan’s Margarita Skinny Cocktail Mix and 1 tequila shot 93.4 cals total 125ml

The cocktail mixes are available in:

Mojito

  • Skinny mix and alcohol 125ml 93.4 cals
  • Readymade 1 can (300ml) 456 cals

Pina Colada

  • Skinny mix and alcohol 87.5 cals
  • Readymade 1 can (250ml) 257 cals

Margarita

  • Skinny mix and alcohol 125ml 93.4 cals
  • Readymade 1 can (180ml) 210 cals

Cosmopolitan

  • Skinny mix and alcohol 125ml 92.7 cals
  • Readymade 200ml can 456

So cocktails could be back on the menu even if you’re trying to lose weight!

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