Friday, 23 February 2018

Nutree Life Vegan Protein Snack Bites - Product Review

With phones and technology getting smarter, our snacking should be smarter too!


Nutree Life Vegan Protein Snack Bites - Product Review on Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

While I was growing up in India many moons ago, let alone owning a 'Snack Cupboard' there was no word like 'Snacking' or 'Snacks' in our household. Only two meals a day, a cup of chai or milk twice in a day and that's it. Only if there was a festival going on then we'd have some snacks to enjoy over that festive period.

My mum never got into the habit of snacking herself and never put us into it, her mantra was 'Whenever you given food, such as lunch and dinner, fill your tummy you won't need any other food afterwards' Maybe she thought she is disciplined us kids, according to her snacking was a bad habit and seen as the opposite of healthy. There could be many reasons for her thoughts as she was a very busy working woman, never had time to make snacks at home and above all tight on money.

Nutree Life Vegan Protein Snack Bites - Product Review on Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey


Once I got married and settled with my husband here, my perspective on snacks changed. I had so much freedom to choose what I cook, eat etc. Then so many educating programs on the television and magazines and books came through and I realised how important smart snacking was for the health. Once I heard or read somewhere that Madonna eats seven times in a day, maybe she snacks on healthy snacks?

I always encouraged my kids to eat healthy snacks such as fruits, nuts and some naturally sweetened healthy energy bars which are a great pick me up in the morning or afternoon. We try to include protein based snacking more and I always look out for foods which are packed with protein.

Nutree Life Vegan Protein Snack Bites - Product Review on Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

Earlier this month, family based British company Nutree life sent me packs of their vegan protein snacks to try out. They are an innovative vegan health nutrition brand selling various protein products such as protein bites, protein bars, protein powders and burger mix. I tried out the Tropical vegan snack bites and Chocolate brownie vegan snack bites.

The first thing I looked for when the bars arrived was the ingredients. The bites are jam packed with wholesome raw goodness! Plant-based pea protein, coconut oil and chicory root are some of the stars of the show. I really like the way the bites are individually packaged. I've had them for 2 weeks now and the bitesize bars stay fresh.

My daughter took half of them with her to university as she is always needing to snack whilst she is out and about. As she is currently rushing to get buses and trains for her uni work, she needs to have something in her bag to keep her going throughout the day. She said it was handy to keep 2/3 of these bites with her at all times so if she felt the need to quickly eat something, then she would always have something healthy with her. Even if the trains were delayed, she'd still have something with her.

Nutree Life Vegan Protein Snack Bites - Product Review on Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

We really liked both of the flavours but the tropical flavoured ones were phenomenal. They were just the right amount of sweet. The whole family can snack on them guilt-free as the bars are made with all natural, raw ingredients.

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Disclaimer - Thank you Nutree Life for sending us these products. I was sent Nutree Life Vegan Protein Snacks for an unbiased review and not told or paid to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.



Wednesday, 21 February 2018

JOWAR DHANI NA LADOO/LADU

This easy, quick and delicious Jowar Dhani Na Ladoo/Ladu recipe is a no-brainer, just requires a bit of skill and voila, you have a wholesome and irresistible snack for you to munch anytime. These crunchy, healthy and yummy puffed sorghum (Jowar) dhani ladoo are only prepared with 3 ingredients and can be enjoyed by the young and old.

Jowar Dhani Na Ladoo/Ladu is a quick and easy recipe which is prepared with only a few ingredients and perfect for Holi celebrations.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Mauritian Gateaux Piment Curry

Mauritian Gateaux Piment Curry hails from the beautiful island Mauritius, also known as Dal Chilli Fritters Curry or Cari Bari.  In this spicy and flavourful curry, Mauritian Split Chana Daal fritters are gently simmered in a spicy and creamy sauce. It is a perfect vegan dish to enjoy with your loved ones and friends.

Mauritian Gateaux Piment Curry hails from the beautiful island Mauritius, also known as Chilli Fritters Curry or Cari Bari.  In this spicy and flavourful curry, Mauritian Split Chana Daal fritters are gently simmered in a spicy and creamy sauce.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

CHOCOLATE AND SALTED PEANUTS SHORTBREAD COOKIES

Stay in your Valentine's good book for another year with this magnificent Chocolate and Salted Peanuts Shortbread Cookies! A simply awesome Valentine recipe.

This dark chocolate dipped soft and buttery shortbread cookies are eggless, topped with salted peanuts and insanely delicious plus incredibly easy to whip up.


 Chocolate and Salted Peanuts Shortbread Cookies, perfect for any occasions and so easy to prepare.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

RAAB

Raab is a sweet Gujarati concoction made during winter months. This age-old warm drink is loaded with nutritious ingredients such as wholemeal flour, ghee, spices, and jaggery in soup consistency. One would think that making a recipe like this one would be time-consuming but surprisingly not.


Raab is a Gujarati concoction, that is prepared with wheat flour, ghee, jaggery and Indian spices.

Friday, 2 February 2018

EGGLESS RASMALAI CAKE | RASMALAI CAKE

Eggless RasMalai Cake, an interesting fusion layered cake that is exquisite and sumptuous! Make it for someone that you love, surely they will never forget it.

Eggless Ras Malai Cake, an interesting fusion layered cake that is exquisite and sumptuous! This cake is prepared with basic sponge cake and Inadin dessert Ras Malai.