Picture me like Oprah dancing about on stage screaming about my favourite things. Except I had to pay for these products and I don't have any to give away. So this probably isn't quite as exciting... but bear with me because these products might just blow your mind like they did mine.
I have wanted to try these products for ages because I had read about them on other blogs or health articles but unfortunately they are all only sold at Woolworths here in Australia (in my area anyway) and I don't have a Woolworths that is teribly convenient so it has taken me ages to get hold of these products. They are all well worth the trip though!
Firstly is this Vitarium Sugar Free Hot Chocolate which has been a godsend on these cold winter nights. It has about 8 calories and 2 carbs per serve and it is creamy and delicious, honestly, you wouldn't know it was low sugar! It is so good that I always feel guilty after I drink it and have to remind myself this stuff is healthy and natural.
This product has BLOWN MY MIND. It is called Slim Pasta and it is pasta made from a vegetable called konjac. Sounds gross right? Wrong. I thought it was delicious when I made it topped with a bolognese sauce. The most exciting thing about this pasta is that it only has 8 calories and less than a gram of carbs per serve. See why my mind is blown now? I was able to eat a big bowl of it and get that nice heavy and full feeling that eating pasta gives you. Warning on this product though, I love it, but I have heard other people are not quite as fond of it as I am, but they are crazy...
They have some yummy looking recipes on thier website too!
Of course everyone has heard of Chobani, but we have only recently been blessed with this product in Australia. I bought myself one of each of the flavours my store had and I have found them all to be delicious. My favourite was probably the passionfruit, but why oh why must people put passionfruit seeds in food? I find it so off-putting. This yoghurt has about the normal fat, calorie and carb count of any yoghurt, but the difference is that it is extremely thick and creamy (yum) and is packed with protein. Each tub has 14-18 grams of protein, which is just amazing for us lap banders that need to work at getting our protein. These will definitely become a regular for me when I can afford it, at $1.99 per tub they are not something I can afford to eat every day.
So those are my current favourite things. Sorry if I sound like an advertorial! Let me know if you have tried any of them and what you think.