Summer is coming and my Wingz are out! (Wingz Fashion Review)


Having lost 9st (128lbs) I am quite conscious about my arms and loose skin. I know the world is in a body positive movement right now but I haven’t caught up with this yet and I am conscious about my arms, so while someday I hope to love every inch of my body, I don’t! So having Wingz in my life has helped and changed how I view myself. Also with it getting warmer I don’t have to cover up in cardigans, hoodies or jumpers like I have before.

The material is so light weight, breathable and comfortable; while being opaque. Easy to put on and wear under tops and dresses. If you watch my YouTube video, you will see how easy it is to get on, even with my clumsy self 😂

In the photo I am wearing a stringy top with a vest over but you’d never know I was wearing Wingz. They’re discret and go with everything so far. I even tried them with a sports top (in video) and although it didn’t cover I had a lot of suggestions about pinning it to my top and that would make it perfect for it too.

Now I am a size 16 but I had to order a size 18-22 in the Wingz because my arms are big and have a lot of loose skin. As I had to order a bigger size (using the sizing chart) because the other size is 12-16 and I didn’t think that would fit. With being a much bigger side they slip of my shoulders, I maybe should have ordered a smaller size anyway because this, it can be a problem. It’s just because I’ve lost lots of weight from my shoulders but my arms are hanging on for dear life 😂

The Wingz I have are Black full length fitted stretch Wingz they’re £16.99 with £2.49 standard delivery. 

They come in lots of different styles and colours, I need some of the flowy Wingz for summer, they be great with the basic vests you can buy, easy to spice up our wardrobe without breaking the bank, while feeling confident. No more searching for clothes with sleeves, this can be draining and upsetting; I know this feeling well!

Make sure to check out Wingz Fashion and if you get yourself some make sure to tag me in your photos on twitter and Instagram; I’d love to see! 

– 8.30 minute in I talk about Wingz

Forest Feast luxury snack review

After researching dried fruits and their benefits I came across Forest Feast, they are a premium dried fruit, seed and nut snack company from back home in Northern Ireland. The company started out with only mango on their shelves, but now they have over 150 different combinations and flavours in over 36 countries worldwide. How amazing is that?

They were kind enough to send me some samples to try out for myself and the kids. For me, nuts, seeds and dried fruit are an important part of my healthy lifestyle, something I use everyday in yogurt, breakfasts, baked oats or just as a snack. The kids take portioned snack pots to school, as too much of a good thing can be bad for us 😉

I absolutely loved these smaller snack packs, if you portioned it out you could have 20-25g for 5 syns. Just like other brands that have snack packs or shots but Forest Feast have a wider variety in the bag and no processed chocolate in there either! A full bag is around 15 syns so if you wanted a full bag, you could have one. 

If you’ve been following me a while you know I love adding toppings to my breakfast. Here I have Zoats and I topped it with Forest Feast goji berries; which added beautiful flavour of sweetness to my somewhat savoury breakfast. The berries didn’t last to long, between myself and my daughter using it in overnight oats. 

In this breakfast I used the Fruit, Nut and Berry mix; stirred it into my warm breakfast. It was beautiful. Having a crunchy texture mixing with a soft sweet hit of the berries, really made the breakfast. As I’m sure you can tell I am very passionate about breakfast. It is my favourite meal of the day, the biggest, healthiest and the one to set my day on the go.

My favourite snack was the apricots, keeping them in the fridge and dipping in when I fancied something sweet. Dried apricots really are like natures candy; just like mejooled dates.

I am planning to make some high protein energy balls with the rest and a few more recipes so keep your eyes peeled. I have already had some recipes on my YouTube channel and I have chatted about them there so be sure to check that out too.

So let’s talk about price? They’re a premium snack so it can seem a bit more expensive when you intitally see the price but when you compare it to some supermarket brands and depending on the offer, the price is competitive. I like that the snack bags are only £1 you can portion them out so they will last a few days. 

Will I purchase my favourites? Yes I will. You can buy these online;

  • Ocado
  • Amazon

Or in store;

  • Waitrose
  • Asda
  • Tesco
  • Costco
  • Dunnes stores (N.I.)

I can’t wait to get some more apricots and finally try some of Forest Feast Mejooled dates.

You can find out more information on Forest Feast website

All of the products that we tried got a positive reaction so they’re all great to have in the cupboard for a snack and a healthier alternative for school lunchboxes. I also find it a great tool for my children to know about healthier fats, carbs and protein in their diet.

If you’ve any questions leave them below x  

*Disclosure – Forest Feast did send me the products to do an honest review. Not affiliated or sponsored. 

Calling all Coffee Lovers | Littles Review


A coffee a day keeps the dr away? I’m sure I read that somewhere once! I can’t start my day without a coffee so what better way that a beautifully flavoured coffee that is 2 cals per cup and syn free if you are on slimming world.

Did you know that coffee can help in your diet?

According to this piece on the NHS “coffee can make you live longer” and “Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could help people live longer, new research has found,” The Independent reports. 

It goes on to say that the study cannot prove cause or effect and that people who drink five cups of coffee a day are no more likely to have died. There are stats and numbers on that article if you like that sort of thing, so go check it out.

I‘m not claiming miracles here but the fact that you CAN enjoy coffee without the worries that are displayed in he media make me a happy bunny. 

Little’s are a small independent company that truly deliver on their products. Being low cal, syn free and no added sugar, they take pride in creating coffee for everyone. Even down to the advertising and product design, compared to large brands they’re stealing the show ❤️ 

These are the flavours I have tried;

  • Island Coconut 
  • Rich hazelnut 
  • Spicy cardamom
  • French Vanilla
  • Swiss chocolate 
  • Maple walnut

With each coffee I got a taste for the time of day I liked it. I prefer different types of coffee throughout the day, maybe that’s the coffee snob in me or I just like varied flavours, you decide 😉 but for me in the morning I loved French Vanilla, it is a light and refreshing coffee and sets me up for the day. In the evening I loved having Maple Walnut or Swiss Chocolate. Maple walnut has an amazing nut aroma whereas Swiss chocolate with almond milk, tasted like chocolate so it gave me my sweet fix without using syns. I found if I didn’t use milk you couldn’t taste the chocolate, it was more like a rich black coffee.

What I love is my diet has changed slightly and I am following the fodmap diet and mixing it with slimming world. The fodmap diet is for IBS and you are basically gluten and dairy free by I’m going to explain it in another post. So there’s a lot of foods limited, including some coffees but what I find is fantastic, Little’s coffee is completely fodmap safe, so I am over the moon with that! I can still enjoy my favourite coffee without worrying.

Now I have finished all my coffee, it feels like I have went through it really quickly but I do love my coffee ☕️💜.

If you would like to order your own pop over to We Are Littles website and use the code JUSTJULIE10 for your own discount 🙌🏻 

**I am a Little’s Ambassador but I have given my honest opinion on the coffee. I will only ever share products with you that I love and have purchased previously. I do not receive anything for sharing the discount code, not sponsored or affiliated, it is purely there for you to receive a wee discount on your order.

Check out my YouTube channel for more!

Be Happy Book by Sophia Husbands

Hey guys! So recently I’ve hit a low in my life. Having a mental illness, I am up and down all the time but I’m so fed up and I want to try to do things productively and try and pull myself out of it quicker than months at a time.

I reached out to Sophia and I asked her could I put her book into practice to see if it can actually help in my quest for happiness or to see things differently. Sophia is lovely and so down to earth, I even asked her to sign my book and she did, which was so lovely of her! 

I read the book and I’ve reread it. It’s a simple book to read with beautiful illustration the whole way through it. It is definitely more appealing than most “self help” books. I wanted to make notes through the book and actually use it when I am feeling bad, so then I can actually give you an honest review of situations and how I used it to help me. This has taken some time, unfortunately with mental health things can take longer to do and to focus on, I want to make sure I did it right before jumping right in. 

So the book ❤️

Right away I was met with a quote in the book;

Living life on your terms

Right away I had a click moment, so often I don’t live my life on my terms, I always adjust to other people’s, making sure they’re happy but never myself. Why is that? Maybe it’s how I was brought up but I know this is something I need to work on. I would love to build my strength and living life on my terms, with boundaries and being happy; that doesn’t seem to hard or does it?

Sophia explains a bit of her story and I felt like I had written it myself. It was relatable and I felt like I was talking with a friend going through some stuff. The words she used like “I appear to be a happy person and have a nice smile”, I must admit I get people saying to me all the time you appear to be a happy person always smiling, I even had the nickname smiler when I was younger and it’s funny that a few people who watch me on YouTube call me that name too, unfortunately it’s far from the truth. 

I had high hopes from this moment onwards.


I wanted to highlight this important message. We are so bogged down with what are the social media norms and how we view ourselves, this is why the body positive movement took off and as a photographer I delve into gender policitcs and how the social constructs of the media influences the female body. We need to love our bodies and celebrate ourselves because if we don’t, no one else will.

The book looks at being honest, taking a look at your life and if you’re not happy; you have a baseline to work to transform.

Sophia refers to when she lost her dad and what he said to her. My experience, when my mum past she told me she didn’t live a good life, she told me she settled and was unhappy. Knowing my mother was dying in front of me and then knowing she was so unhappy still breaks my heart, she was taken to soon anyway but knowing this, still kills me to this day. I always said I didn’t want to feel what my mum did but for over 10 years I’ve been unhappy, part of it can’t be helped but part for it I can try, try new techniques, complete my therapy and using guides like this, I have felt positive about it. I don’t want my kids to be at my death bed and know I hated my life. I need to change that…NOW.

You have tasks in the book to guide you into the answer you are longing for. These are straight forward questions, no leading questions and it insists you be honest with yourself. These are not for anyone to see but for you to do in private, be honest and the answers you give will help you take the next step to transform yourself.

I’m not going to lie this was hard, why is it so hard to be honest with ourselves? I know why, I felt selfish, guilty, destressed and upset. I felt all these emotions even though it was for me to help me to become happier but in turn I worried I would upset someone else, that I shouldn’t put myself first, that I should be grateful instead of complaining; goodness the list is endless. I had to step backwards then I realised if this is making me truly unhappy, then my family isn’t getting the best version of me, so in turn I need to change things that will make me happier and then maybe everyone can be happier too. I want to live for myself as much as I life for my family.

Change your thoughts and transform your world. -Richard Llover

As I go further into the book there are more tasks to do from writing lists of people who do not uplift you to, gratitude, play and set a date. Each one serves a purpose. It makes you look at each aspect of your life an evaluate it. Some are easy and some are not.

For example: one task is to have a list of people’s names who do not uplift you and delete them from Facebook. This should be a simple task but my situation is a little more complex and as I look at the unfriend, I can’t do it to everyone so I’ve taken a baby step and hit unfollow, so we are still friends but I will no longer see them in my feed.


I could go through all the things that this book has helped me with but I won’t or maybe I should do some separate detailed posts in the future for each time I use the book for help or guidance.

I’ve enjoyed going through this book, it has been hard and at times I’ve had to walk away and then go back to it. It makes me realise I’ve put the steps in motion, when something is too much to take myself away from the situation without guilt and go back once I’m ready to do so.

Once I’ve done a task I like ripping the paper up and binning it. It is a like a removal of negative energy.

I do believe this book has steps in it that are easy to do and understand. It makes you dig deep and harness thoughts, emotions and teachings techniques to deal with situations. Of course it doesn’t have all the answers, everyone is unique and has a different prescriptive. 

I would suggest that if you are using the book, to not use it when you’re feeling extremely vulnerable, I say this because when you are able to pinpoint parts in the tasks it could upset you and if you do not have a support system around you, your mood could drop. I only mention this because I feel I have a duty of care, knowing about mental health and dealing with it, doing something when feeling low isn’t a great idea unless you have a friend, carer, parent or partner close so you can have help or a cuddle afterwards. 

I would highly recommend this book. I think it is a great tool to help you on your way to happiness. I don’t say that lightly either as I know how important this is. 

Things I’ve learned from the book

  • To be consistent 
  • Be honest
  • Set goals
  • Be true to myself
  • To stop worrying if I don’t get things right the first, second or third time!
  • To keep practicing what I learn
  • Be patient
  • It’s ok to cut people out of your life
  • It’s ok to cry

You can find Sophia on her website, Facebook & Twitter.

Until next time;

Never Stop & Stay Strong x

Little Things Planners – Food diary 

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I have a had a tough week with one thing or another and I ended up with a gain of 2lbs. I want a 100% week and what better way that than to use a food diary. You can get normal diaries off your consultant but I wanted something for myself and that was tangible. I thought of creating my own or using a journal but then I saw these journals on Little Things Planners on instagram.

The diary is clean, clear and laid out very well. You have your shopping list, meal planner, activity, water tracker, daily food diaries, including healthy extras and syns. I have spoken about the diary in my latest youtube video.

It is printed on quality paper and it has a plastic cover to keep it clean. I can be a messy pup at times!

I am so ready to tackle the week ahead and with my planner in toe, it will keep me in check.

Something else I received was a weight loss chart. It has 70lbs on it and every time you lose weight you colour in a circle! I am quite excited for this, I am a visual person, so I will be putting it up in the kitchen along with my certificates. So I can watch it being coloured in as the weeks go on and once I finish it, I will finally be at target!! This excited me greatly!

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Please head over to Little Things Planners and check out the designs. Everything is customisable and I love that it has my initials! Anything personalised really floats my boat! The customer service is amazing and the turn around of custom diary’s and charts is quite quick. Impressive!

I love my diary! Check back next week to see how I did. If you don’t follow me on instagram you can by clicking here and you can see my daily diary 🙂

x

 

**Disclaimer; I was sent this diary to review from Little Things Planners. I wasn’t asked to do a review or video, no sponsored content, I genuinely love the product and that’s why I am sharing with you.

Treat yourself for the weight you’ve lost. (Motivacelet Review)

I‘m so excited to share with you my new bracelet from Motivacelet. The bracelet is different from other bracelets. This one counts your weight loss, with different charms indicating the stones, 1/2 stones and lbs. It is a great way to show your weightloss and no one knows about it, so you can stay motivated by seeing your weight loss and it isn’t obvious to other people. Unless someone else has the bracelet, then you both know and it feels like a secret society 😉

One thing I love about it, it shows all of your weight loss. I lost 2st before joining a slimming world group and when I get my certificates my weight loss before isn’t recognised. So this makes me feel better and more accomplished.

My bracelet is from the active range, there are different types of bracelets on the website, so be sure to check it out here to find a bracelet that will suit you. From this bracelet, wraps and silver. It’s really perfect for everyone.

This is my bracelet and charms. The large charms represent stones, the smaller charm is the half stone and the smallest are lbs.

This bracelet can hold 3 stones with all the charms. If you are like me with more than 3 stone to lose, I put the large stones on, then I use the 1/2 stone and lb charms for the rest.

For example; I’ve lost 8st 12lbs. I would put 8 large stones on, then 6 lb charms, then 1/2 st charm then 5 more lb charm. (Pictured below).

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I think this is amazing way to track and see it visually. I am a visual person. When I reach for food, something I shouldn’t, I see my bracelet and put it back.

For me I can’t afford to celebrate each milestone, so this is an affordable way to treat yourself. Not only do they have the charms shown above, they have love heart charms that you can use to celebrate the stones too. For me these are special and I want one for when I hit 10 stone, it will look amazing ❤️

So if you’re looking for a pretty way to celebrate your weight loss check out Motivacelet. If you buy your own, tag me in your photo on Instagram, I would love to see!

Until next time,

NEVER STOP & STAY STRONG

If you've been following me a while you know I am a photographer and I also create #cinemagraph. I love my @motivacelet and I wanted to do something a little different in showing you it. I currently have 8 large beads which represents 1 stone = 8st. The half side bead represents 1/2 st mark & the smaller beads I have 12, 1 for each 1lb. So the 12 small beads & next size bead is the 1/2 stone making it 13lbs. So I have lost 8st 13lbs. I hope I explained that ok. Such a great visual aid and I'm itching for another 1lb off!! So something a little different for you too see. Happy Sunday! . #slimmingworld #slimmingworldireland #slimmingworlduk #slimmingworldmafia #slimmingworldjourney #slimmingworldsupport #slimmingworldcommunity #diet #slimmingworldfollowers #slimmingworldinspiration #swIreland #extraeasy #slimmingworldfriends #slimmingworldfamily #swfamily #foodoptimising #fitfam #weightloss #healthyeating #weightlossjourney #swinstagram #healthyliving #iloveslimmingworld #pcosweightloss #tillysswarmy #icandothis #justchoccies #motivacelet #flixel

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Nutri-Bombz Review

I have something amazing to share with you, the lovely people at Nutri-Bombz sent me some samples to taste test and share with you. I am excited about these because I love protein balls but the syn value is 10/11 syns depending on brand, but these are all around 3 to 3.5 syns and I’ll say the syn value per each below. 

In this box I got nutri-bitz banana (3 syns), the nutri-bombz pecan & cranberry (4.5 syns), salted caramel protein boost (3.5 syns) & choccy brownie (3.5 syns).

I love the Nutri Bitz Banana in my cereal. They’re so tasty on there own but when you mix it with warm porriage the melt a little and omgoodness it is so tasty.

I love that each ball and bitz are in individual packets. Keeping a portion control and keeping them fresh to carry with you. Easy to fit in a lunch box or pop it in your bag. Once you have one you don’t need to have another. It is satisfying and really hits the spot.



I must admit I prefer the salted caramel and banana bitz. The choccy brownie wasn’t soft or creamy like I imaged and the cranberry is higher synned but it was lovely, but not worth 4.5 syns for my taste. If you love that flavour it would be worth it. If the salted caramel was higher syns I would still have it.

I store them in my cupboard. They have dates on them for when they go out of date, you do get a few weeks on each ball, mine were march and April, as you may have guessed they all went quick enough 😉

I gave a couple to my friend and she loved them! She is ordering some 🤗

I don’t have a discount code but lots of codes are currently on Instagram if you want to have a look, if you can’t find any let me know as I’ll be able to source them out. I’m like a sniffer dog for bargains 😂

Yes, I will be ordering again! I fancy some of the peanut butter ones 😋😋 that could be dangerous but I’m willing to take the risk.

If you’ve any questions please leave them below and for other updates, recipes, food diaries please check out my YouTube channel.

http://YouTube.com/c/justjulievlogs 

Sweet Freedom Choc Pot review (new product)

have done a review on the Sweet Freedom range before and you can find that here, but today I want to share with you the brand new product they released, the Sweet Freedom Choc Pot.

Firstly, I would like to take a little bit of appreciation on the new branding and packaging. The woodland creatures and darker packaging really sets the product apart from its former white, clean label and you can tell the company has developed and created a unique brand that appeals to mass market.

Okay let me start with the question on everyones lips “how many syns?” it is 0.5 per level teaspoon and 14 cals. If you use 1 level tablespoon it is 2 syns. Now many people argue this point because 3 tsp are in 1 tbsp so technically that would be 1.5 syns BUT it is 14cals per tsp so 14 x 3 +42cals = 2 syns. Phew! that’s that cleared up 🙂

Now this product is exciting for me because I love chocolate spread in my breakfast, on fruit and in baked oats. Half the syns as normal spread, but what’s the catch? There isn’t one, there is just a different taste. So choc pot to me is more a dark chocolate spread, it has a bournville taste and I love bournville so it’s perfect for me. If you are not a fan of dark chocolate then this isn’t the spread for you! Anymore than 1 tbsp, it is sickly.

In porridge it melts through like a dream, it is easy to spread and it has a thick consistency. It doesn’t taste like the liquid choc shot, I find sometimes the liquid choc shot can have an aftertaste but I don’t find this with the choc pot.

The choc pot is 250g that does seem like a lot but it actually isn’t as much as it seems, it is around 16.5 level tbsp. So if you like to use it everyday like this chocoholic here, then you would need to buy a tub every few weeks. It lasts up to 6 weeks in the fridge, so maybe don’t be like me and have it everyday 😉

Here are a few breakfasts I have been enjoying using choc pot;

You can pick up the Choc Pot from Asda, it was released on 20th February but it was in limited stores, the product has now been released into over 300 stores. It is priced at £3 per tub.

Sweet Freedom Choc Pot Chocolate Spread is a Gluten Free and Dairy Free Chocolate spread made with 100% natural ingredients.

  • 250g.
  • Vegan.
  • Made in the UK.
  • With 75% less fat.
  • Gluten, wheat & dairy free.
  • Only 14 cals per teaspoon.
  • No additives, chemical processing, palm oil, GMOs or preservatives.

 

*Disclaimer – Sweet Freedom kindly sent me the Choc Pot to test and review. All opinions are completely honest and my own! No sponsored content.

Pure Chimp Matcha Green Tea Review

was sent some Pure Chimp Matcha Green Tea to try and I do love my green tea, so of course this would be a winner already in my eyes.

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Match Green Tea is classed as a superfood and it has lots of benefits, for example:

  • High in Antioxidants
  • Loaded with Catechin, EGCg
  • Boosts Memory and Concentration
  • Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
  • Burns Calories
  • Detoxifies the Body
  • Fortifies the Immune System
  • Helps clear your head

So the health benefits seem great don’t they? With using green tea I do believe in some of these benefits. One cup keeps my energy levels stable without the dips and peaks of normal caffeinated drinks. I have one every morning to kick start my metabolism, I can see the difference the weeks were I barely drink it to weeks when I have it every day. I am less bloated and it helps with my water intake.

To make a drink you mix 1/2 a level teaspoon with hot water. Green tea can be an acquired taste, so if it is too strong this use 1/4 teaspoon or mix in some lemon, honey or maple syrup for that added sweetness.

If you don’t like to drink green tea, I love adding 1/2 teaspoon of the tea to my porridge, you do not taste it once you add milk, fruit and a little syrup. You get all the benefits without having to drink it. It also make your breakfast a beautiful colour.

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The product mixes well in drinks and foods. Only thing if you are having a hot green tea, keep a spoon close by as if you leave it to long to drink, it will collate at the bottom of the mug. So by giving it the occasionally stir, it is perfect. Just the same as having to do it with a hot chocolate.

After I had my first cup I did feel full of energy, I did make mine a little stronger that what it says on the packet, as I love green tea and thought I could handle it. I did feel like I had a bit of a buzz, excitement really and my workout kicked butt that day. I had no come down at all.

1/2 of a teaspoon is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea.

When you buy a matcha green tea from Pure Chimp they donate 5% to a charity. This is a big bonus as it is lovely when companies give back.

The products are suitable for vegans and are registered with the vegan society.

Pure Chimp also have a lemon and mint flavoured tea, I so want the mint tea as it is a firm favourite with me. If you go to Pure Chimps website you will see the teas come in jars and packets, they also sell a cute whisk, which is now on my wish list.

Let’s talk price

It isn’t cheap for a packet it is £4.95 and the jar is £11.95, initially it is a shock but it is a product that will last. You only need 1/2 teaspoon per drink, so it will last quite the while and when you average out what you would be paying for normal green tea which is usually around £3 for 20 teabags, it puts it into  perspective. 

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Final Thoughts 

I would recommend this product. I have enjoyed drinking it and I shall be purchasing more. Defiantly can’t wait to get my hands on the Mint tea. Stick to the 1/2 teaspoon per mug, don’t do what I did or you’ll be giving yourself a type of pre workout.

If you pick up some, please let me know what you think?

 

From Pure Chimp website;

Ingredients: 100% finely ground matcha green tea leaves (ceremonial grade). That is all!

Shelf life: 18 months. Produce of Japan. Suitable for vegans.

Tasty Little Numbers (review)

I was fortunate enough to review some delicious snacks from Tasty Little Numbers. They have a variety of snacks that will suit all individuals. From 100cal snacks to 200cal meals, built in portion control, it’s truly amazing and I am blown away by the quality, taste and the customer service was on point!!

TASTY LITTLE NUMBERS – Take the  messin’ outta guessin’

I‘ll start with a little gif I put together to show the different snacks.

So excited to share these tasty treats from @tastylittlenumbers! Over the next week, with the help of my hubby we shall be testing them to review for you guys! Portion controlled treats each 100cals which is 5 syns. So excited to share this with you! There are so many different ones and it has opened up more yes to treats than nos! Check out them in this video and head over to their Instagram for more info. #slimmingworld #slimmingworldireland #slimmingworlduk #slimmingworldfooddiary #slimmingworldmafia #slimmingworldjourney #slimmingworldsupport #sw #swuk #swIreland #foodporn #swmafia #swfamily #foodoptimising #100calories #weightloss #healthyeating #extraeasy #extraeasysp #weightlossjourney #food #swinstagram #cleaneating #foodblog #syns #healthyliving #swonplan

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These calorie controlled treats are perfect for any healthy lifestyle diet, so you can still enjoy your treats without worrying about overeating.

As I do slimming world these are perfect and low syn (I will list the syn value below)

  • Yoghurt Raisins – 5 syns
  • Chocolate-Coated Peanuts – 5 syns
  • Dark Chocolate Biscuit Bar – 5 syns

I had two different bars this one featured above and a milk chocolate bar, both bars were lovely but I must admit I loved the dark chocolate more; keep in mind dark chocolate is my favourite kind.

Chocolate coated coffee beans – 5 syns

If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that I love my baked oats and here I created a chocolate heart version topped with Tasty Little Numbers chocolate covered coffee beans.

For someone who is losing weight, I find these snacks so handy and if you’re like me, you like to finish something once it is opened. You don’t have to weigh anything, most of the snacks are on the Slimming World syn calculator and with the 20cal 1 syn rule, it is easy to work out the sweet treats.

So lets talk about the bars, they’re a biscuit bar and remind me of a Nestle Crunch bar, not in taste but in actual crunch and texture. The chocolate has a beautiful coating around it, not too much and not too little and the milk chocolate bar reminds me of Nestle chocolate. My favourite is the Belgian dark chocolate, creamy and rich. The dark reminds me of Bourneville, but with the biscuit inside it gives it something a little extra. A 5 syn bar with a cup of coffee… delicious!!

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My husband prefers the Belgian Milk Chocolate biscuit bar, so needless to say no one else in the household got a look in.

Another appeal with the chocolate biscuit bars is that they are GLUTON FREE!! Yes, you read that right! So it opens doors for more people.

love the bags of snacks, great for my handbag, on the go, break time, kid’s lunch boxes and cinema treats. My favourites are wasabi peanuts, chocolate covered coffee beans, chocolate dusted blueberries and yoghurt covered raisins.

When I go to the cinema I love hot nuts, but we all know how calorific they’re and they are a large portion (even when you order the small). I would eat that in a blink of an eye. With the wasabi peanuts, I got the “hot nut” hit and because it was a portion I felt satisfied, not deprived and I didn’t over eat; also only using 5 syns out of my allowance for that day!

Now lets talk about the price and where to order. You can order directly from Tasty Little Number website or Amazon. Initially when you see the price on the website you might be a little taken back, as you have to buy the snacks individually as a bulk of 5 per box. For example; the dark chocolate is £3.00 for a box of 5, which then works out at 60p per bar, so if you like a certain snack that is a reasonable price. You will only get delivery for orders over £20, so when you have the money you could buy in bulk . On Amazon it is 20 bars for £13 and if you are ordering anything from Amazon, over £20 it is free delivery.

will be purchasing some new treats for the new year. I love nougat, and I’ve seen they do nougat bars and I am so excited for them. I will be repurchasing wasabi peanuts, chocolate covered coffee beans, dark chocolate bars and chocolate dusted blueberries.

If you have tried them or are going to try them, let me know your thoughts xx

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