After a few weeks of pretty much stuffing my face due to post-wedding blues (and greed), I’m now back on the healthy eating track and doing ok. I know, I know, I’ve been here before and done well, and failed and stayed the same and… I can’t say whether this time will be any different, but I do feel motivated and eager to try new things and try to cook more healthy meals for the whole family. I’ve got some good recipes and am quite happy with feeding the brood at mealtimes, but I do struggle a little with healthy snack items for all of us – of course fruit is the number one option but – let’s face it – if you have it every time you’re more likely to get bored and stray.
Which brings me to my main point (eventually, they say) – I was sent some items to try from The Food Doctor range, including some of their bars and their dry roasted beans.
The Food Doctor is Ian Marber, who co-founded his nutritional practice in 1999 and, through the practice, provides a range of nutritional services, including one-to-one consultations, a range of books and – of course – the range of foods from which we tried a selection.
We chose to try some of the wide range of bars available and received ‘Get Set‘, ‘& GO‘ and ‘Unwind‘. These energy bars are a mix of fruits and seeds, designed to either pep you up or relax you as the time of day demands (for example, the Unwind bars contain camomile to relax you at the end of the day).
The 40g bars were just the right size for a big snack for me, or to share with the kids as a smaller snack and, thanks to the fruit and seeds, they definitely kept our tummies satisfied for longer and were handy to keep in my handbag for when we were out and about. The links above go to the Food Doctor website, but the range can also be purchased in health food shops and some supermarkets.
We were also sent the Food Doctor dry roasted bean mix which is a great substitute to crisps or peanuts. The selection of broad beans, black beans, peas and haricot beans and they are dry roasted with no added salt so are perfect for the kids – my eldest regarded a pea with some suspicion, but was happy to scoff them down when he realised they were like peanuts!
Aside from these items, the Food Doctor range includes cereal bars, crackers, lentil pots and grains and seeds to include in your cooking. The full range is available from the Food Doctor website.
This post is supported in that we were sent a range of items to try. All opinions are, as ever, my own.