Quick & Healthy Family Meals with Pizza Express Leggera at Home

Trying to juggle working all the hours, family life and healthy eating is hard work. The temptation to just throw something in the oven is overwhelming. Simple food that the whole family will enjoy, that doesn’t take hours to prepare. This usually results in un-healthy which isn’t at all helpful with my eternal pursuit to lose weight. Or at least that was the case, before the Pizza Express Leggera at home was a thing.

Pizza Express Leggera at Home

We love eating at Pizza Express and I tend to order the Leggera when we do, it doesn’t compromise on flavour but is lighter and healthier making it a win win for me. The addition of the Leggera to the Pizza Express at home range is fantastic news for pizza lovers who don’t love the calories! The Leggera at home pizzas are under four hundred calories for the whole pizza! I’m a bit excited by this. The best thing? These pizzas cook in just 6-8 minutes from fresh or 9-11 from frozen! Quick, convenient and healthy (and pizza!).

Pizza Express Leggera at Home

The Pizza Express Leggera at home pizzas are the perfect size for one person. We’re greedy and so cooked four to go between the three of us. We ended up with one and half pizzas left over (Aria isn’t a huge eater). This meant guilt free cold pizza for lunch the next day!

Pizza Express Leggera at Home

The Leggera at home is currently available in two flavours, chicken & vegetable and squash, kale & goat’s cheese. Now, Spencer is one of these whose mindset is that if it doesn’t have meat on it, it’s pointless. He rolls his eyes at me if I order a vegetarian meal when we go out and is never pleased when I cook vegetarian food at home, which is why I was surprised to see him reaching for more and more of the kale, squash & goats cheese Leggera. I pulled him up on this (and also mocked him, quite a bit) and he admitted that on this occasion the meat free pizza was actually quite delicious.

Pizza Express Leggera at Home

The Pizza Express Leggera at home are currently available in Waitrose, Ocado and Sainsbury’s.

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UK Degustabox November 2017 – Unboxing & Review

As I’m sure you’ll know by now Aria and I love to open and sample the Degustabox* each month. We recently received the Christmas themed November box and, as usual, filmed as we unboxed and sampled the contents.

The November Degustabox was another hit for Aria and me!  The box included our favourite things in the form of sweets and chocolate along with some fab cupboard fillers. Aria’s favourite products were the super sour jelly beans (crazy child!) and the Planters Fruity Chocolate Crunch, my favourite was the Picnic bites, of course.

Onto the pricing, the products and prices on my content card were :

Kallo Organic Stock Pots – £1.80
The English Provender Co.’s Caramelised Red Onion Chutney – £1.99
Taylors of Harrogate Ground Coffee – £4.49
ALO (Aloe Vera drink) – £1.99
Planters Fruity Chocolate Crunch – £2.00
The Jelly Bean Factory Super Sours – £1.79
Ryvita Multigrain Rye Cakes – £1.39
Propercorn Perfectly Sweet Popcorn – £0.89
Dalston’s Fizzy Apple – £1.89
Weetabix Additions Apple & Raisin – £2.99
Cadbury Picnic Bites – £1.99
Filippo Berio Classic Pesto – £2.00

Total box contents – £25.21

I also received the Filipo Berio Rio Mare Italian Tuna and the Filipo Berio Formaggio Crostini in Fennel & Garlic flavour – subscribers will have received either one of these or the Pesto mentioned above.

Sign up here and get £7.00 off your first Degustabox! (New customers only).

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*I receive the Degustabox each month in exchange for an honest review*
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The Things You Didn’t Know You Needed This Christmas with JML

JML are well known for making everyday life easier, but did you know that they also make Christmas easier? They have solved some of my most hated problems this Christmas and I’m a little excited about it!

JML Christmas Hacks - Star Shower Slide Show Review

I want to put lights up outside but I don’t want to drill into the exterior of the house and I don’t want leads trailing out of windows. 

In step the Star Shower Slide Show, all you need is one plug and it can cover your whole house in an amazing display. It is weather proof and has slides for every event, including Halloween and Easter. There are twelve light shows to choose between, ranging from a subtle white snowflake design to the more tacky Santa’s and stockings designs.

JML Christmas Hacks - Tree Dazzler review

I am fed up of spending hours detangling my Christmas tree lights, which are actually quite boring. 

The Tree Dazzler is a game changer when it comes to Christmas tree lights, and I’m not just saying this, I am seriously super impressed with it. The lights are on a hoop which you just pop over the top of your tree, they then fall down nicely and can be arranged super quickly. The lights are chunky, bright and there are so many choices for how you have them, my favourite is the rainbow light show!

JML Christmas Hacks - Stufz Burger maker review

I want to make the most amazing turkey burgers stuffed with brie and cranberry but getting the stuffing to stay in the burger is such a faff.

This is where StufZ comes in, the stuffed burger press and burger maker. This takes quite a bit of getting used to and is quite flimsy, but, the end result is perfectly stuffed burgers which makes me happy.

Chopping garlic takes up so much time and makes my hands stink. 

Not anymore, the garlic cutter four piece set is a game changer when it comes to garlic. I would actually go as far to say it’s a life changer. I love garlic but I have resorted to buying frozen, diced garlic as I hate chopping garlic. The frozen garlic is never as good as fresh but it will do. Now that I have this cutter I will happily chop fresh garlic, I literally just need to cut the ends off, roll it around, twist and it’s done!

JML Christmas Hacks - StufZ burger press & smart veggie cutter review

I’d love some homemade chips to go with my stuffed burger but it’s such a monotonous job.

This is where the Veggie Cut SmartCutter comes in handy. This is fab for chopping vegetables into perfect diced chips. It takes quite a lot of force and I’ve since discovered that banging down on it is easier than pushing down. Even with the force required it is so much easier than chopping chips!

Now I just need a one touch item that makes my entire Christmas dinner and I’ll be happy!

JML Christmas Hacks - Tree Dazzler review

*Disclosure – We received these items in exchange for an honest review*

WIN : Indigo Herbs Raw Chocolate Gift Set – 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to day six of my twelve days of Christmas and another giveaway! Today I am giving you the chance to win an Indigo Herbs Raw Chocolate Gift Set.  A kit containing everything that you need to make tasty and nutritious pure raw chocolates.

The well presented raw chocolate gift set provides you with the ingredients to make your own organic, nutritious, delicious, dark & free-from raw chocolate – perfect for the health conscious who can’t fight the chocolate cravings.

Indigo Herbs Raw Chocolate Gift Set

The gift box makes 20-25 small chocolates and is the perfect gift for the health conscious chocolate lover, the mother who just needs a break and the grandmother who enjoys experimenting – so pretty much anyone really!

Indigo Herbs Raw Chocolate Gift Set

Enter my giveaway for a chance to to get your hands on one of these delicious raw chocolate gift sets either to indulge yourself or as a gift for a loved one :

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T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The prize will be fulfilled by Indigo Herbs. UK only. Over 16 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. 

*Disclosure – I received the Indigo Herbs raw chocolate gift set in exchange for a feature*

Walkers Shortbread Christmas Hamper Giveaway – 12 Days of Christmas

It’s 1st November which means that it is now totally acceptable to talk about all things Christmas. What better way to kick off the Christmas chat than with 12 days of Christmas? That’s right people, for the next twelve days I will be all about Christmas! I have Christmas giveaways, Christmas gift guides and more – something for everyone!

I’m starting with a fantastic giveaway! One lucky person can win a hamper packed with delicious products from the Walkers Shortbread Christmas range.  The winner will receive :

Mini Shortbread Christmas Trees
Walkers Shortbread Christmas Range

These seriously cute mini shortbread Christmas trees come presented in a beautiful Christmas tin, making them the perfect Christmas nibble.

Mini shortbread Rounds in a musical tin
Walkers Shortbread Christmas Range

Sweet shortbread biscuits and Christmas music, what’s not to love? These more-ish shortbread rounds come in a gorgeous musical tin which, I for one, will be bringing out year after year.

Orange Royals Shortbread
Walkers Shortbread Christmas Range

Regular readers will know that I am all about the chocolate, so of course my bumper foodie Christmas giveaway had to include some chocolate! Chocolate and shortbread is one of my all time favourite combinations, add orange to the mixture and you have serious perfection with these orange royals. I may have already eaten mine, all in the name of research obviously….

Spiced Orange & Cranberry Mince Pies 
Walkers Shortbread Christmas Range

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a mince pie or ten, add a touch of luxury this year with these spiced orange and cranberry mince pies.

Luxury Ecclefechan Tarts
Walkers Shortbread Christmas Range

I’ll be honest, I’d never heard of Ecclefechan tarts until now, in case you haven’t they are named after the town of Ecclefechan in the Scottish Borders. The all butter pastry tarts are filled with sultanas, cherries and almonds and baked to a traditional Scottish recipe.

I’m imagining that your mouth is watering by now and you just want to know how you can win all of this deliciousness! You’ll be pleased to know that it’s actually pretty simple, just fill in the rafflecopter form below and keep your fingers crossed.

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T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The prize will be fulfilled by Walkers. UK only. Over 16 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. Prizes are subject to change dependant on stock.

*Disclosure – I received a selection of biscuits in exchange for a feature*