Healthy Food Guide’s discerning shopper Laura Day has the enviable task of road-testing new products. These are the healthy products you’ll find in her trolley this month…
Itsu King Prawn Gyoza, £3.50/16, Tesco, Waitrose
These light bites are a great way to jump into the current trend for Japanese dumplings. Ready in 3 min, they make a handy pre-dinner snack when those hunger pangs kick in, but you can make a full meal with them, too. Simmer, microwave or fry in a little oil – any which way, they hit the spot.
Per serving (8 gyoza, without dipping sauce): 175kcal, 5g fat, 2.1g saturates, 2.7g sugars, 0.9g salt
Tesco Freshly Squeezed Still Lemonade, £2/1 litre
This picnic-perfect thirst quencher is flavoured with lemon juice, fructose and sweetener, which keeps the calories down. Make it your own by adding a sprig of mint.
Per 150ml: 28kcal, 0.2g fat, 0.2g saturates, 6.2g sugars, 0.1g salt
Milbona Greek Style Coconut Yogurt, 79p/450g, Lidl
A budget yogurt with premium pretensions… I’ve been stirring a tablespoon into my plain porridge: creamy, sweet, perfect.
Per 1tbsp: 71kcal, 4g fat, 3g saturates, 6g sugars, 0.1g salt
Farrington’s Mellow Yellow Balsamic Vinegar Dressing, £3.20/250ml, Waitrose, Ocado
Turn salads from ‘pretty nice’ to ‘wow’ and give yourself a little omega-3 boost with a drizzle of this rapeseed and balsamic dressing.
Per 1tbsp: 80kcal, 8g fat, 0.7g saturates, 2g sugars, 0.1g salt
Nairns Gluten Free Snackers, £1.85/ 5 x 23g, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s
I’ve always got oatcakes in my handbag, but I’m clearing space for these bites, which remind me of Mini Cheddars. They’re good for on-the-go nibbling and, at 105 calories a pack, I can nibble through the lot…
Per pack: 105kcal, 4.4g fat, 1.8g saturates, 0.4g sugars, 0.4g salt
M&S Fresh Spelt Fettuccini, £2/400g
A palatable fibre provider, this new spelt fettuccini has a nutty taste and (important in my book) unexpectedly soft texture.
Per 80g serving: 232kcal, 3.8g fat, 1g saturates, 0.1g sugars, 3.2g fibre, 0.1g salt
This month’s star buy…
Claudi & Fin Greek Style Frozen Yoghurt Lollies (8 Minis), £2.99, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado
My favourite summer treats, made with deliciously fruity frozen yogurt, now come in a new perfectly formed
mini size. Still a good source of vitamin D and calcium, and low calorie, to boot.
Per lolly (Mango): 34kcal, 1.4g fat, 0.9g saturates, 4.1g sugars, 0g salt