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The Healthy Food Guide team believe that making small diet and lifestyle changes brings the best long-term gains. We look at the science behind the headlines and promote a balanced way of eating.

From brand new products we think deserve a special spotlight, to new restaurant menus that cater for special diets, our Healthy Highlights blog tries to separate fab foods from fad foods and bring you the best of the bunch.

This week’s Healthy Heroes…


Summer drizzle – on the go

This miniature-size bottle of extra virgin olive oil is a real godsend if you’re eating on the go. It’s a mess-free way to dress your picnic or lunch salad, or just for dipping because let’s be honest, carrying around a full-size bottle of olive oil is slightly impractical. Available from Tesco (in-store only).

miniature olive oil

A new granola that’s actually not full of sugar

Gluten-free, raw and vegan made with no sweeteners or added sugar, popular café chain Le Pain Quotidien have unveiled their “crunola”. This breakfast granola has had a healthy makeover and yet doesn’t compromise on that desirable crunchy texture. Available in-store at Le Pain Quotidien.

Granola

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In case you missed it:

Last week’s Healthy Heroes…

 

Nut Butter Cups

We knew these were going to be a winner the moment they landed in the Healthy Food Guide office. We tried, we tasted and we LOVE. These Reece’s-style cups by superfood chocolate enthusiasts Doisy and Dam come in two flavours, hazelnut or almond butter, and are totally addictive.

At less than 65 calories a cup, we’re glad they come in packs of three because we could eat these all day! They’re vegan and low in sugar (only 2g per cup), plus the packaging is pretty cool. Keep your eyes peeled for these nutty bites in stores this month.

The café that’s doing some good 

We’re always on the lookout for great-tasting food, but when it does a little good for your body and the planet too, that’s where the points really stack up. Which is why Peabody’s is at the top of our leaderboard this week. They started with the aim of bringing healthy, freshly prepared food to hospitals in London, but they now have coffee shops, juice bars and a brand new café in Holborn (which is where we headed last week). They’re also allied to the World Land Trust and are currently working to protect the South American rainforests.

If you fancy supporting the work that Peabody’s are doing, head over to their new Holborn café. We recommend the beetroot gnocchi or one of their freshly-pressed smoothies if you’re just popping in for a drink. They also do a mean porridge bowl, served with a selection of toppings, and they’re coffee is 100% Fairtrade. Let’s raise a KeepCup to all the initiatives that try to do better – Peabody’s, keep doing what you’re doing.

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