Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Tesco Healthy Living Range

As a member of the Tesco Orchard programme from time to time I get offered vouchers for Tesco products to try and share my opinions on.

With the New Year well and truly in full swing, most people are on a mission to get a healthier lifestyle and to try and get past at least a month of their New Year's Resolution.
I am one of those people.

In the last 2 months of the previous year I managed to gain 18lbs, pretty shocking! 
I decided after Christmas, that was it to be happier and healthier than ever so when I was offered the chance to join the #OneLittleChange Programme at Tesco Orchard I was pleased to be accepted.

As part of the programme I received a set of vouchers to redeem at my local Tesco store.
 £1.45 off coupon for Tesco Easy Oats
£2.00 off the Tesco Healthy Living Yoghurt and Fromage Frais Range
£2.00 towards the Tesco Own Brand Tinned or Packet Soups 

I am not really a big lover of tinned soups and do prefer to spend a little bit extra purchasing a fresh, chilled soup but to make use of the vouchers I decided to opt for the Healthy Living Soups as they had the added bonus of carrying the WeightWatchers pro points values on the reverse which for me was great as I follow the plan so I knew they would be a great store cupboard ingredient.

I do normally opt for the WeightWatchers soups as they are always low in points but after looking at the Tesco Healthy Living range, they may be slightly higher in points but you do tend to get a larger tin at 400g.

 The RRP is 49p 
Which is reasonable for a 400g tin.

I normally tend to opt for simple soups and am not a fan of the Vegetable soups however, after trying this soup I have changed my mind. 
The soup was full of flavour and it was nice to have large chunks of vegetables in a slightly thicker broth.
The flavours complemented one another, there was also not a strong salty taste which, when compared to other products this offered a more natural taste.

I had the whole tin which worked out to be 4 WeightWatcher Pro Points and I decided to serve it with 2 slices of Danish Bread.
#OneLittleChange that I have made is to change the type of bread that I eat, the result has been that I have suffered less from bloating.

For a list of the ingredients I have detailed them below and have been taken directly from the Tesco Website.
Water, Mixed Vegetables (29%), Lentils (18%), Modified Maize Starch, Tomato Puree, Salt, Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Carrot Concentrate, Garlic Purée, Yeast Extract, Sugar, Leek Powder, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Flavouring (contains Celery), White Pepper, Parsley, Colour (Mixed Carotenes), Mixed Vegetables In Varying Proportions contains: Carrot, Potato, Leek, Green Bean, Garden Peas, Sweetcorn, Onion
Allergy Information:
  • Allergy Advice! For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Once opened transfer unused contents into a non-metallic container, cover and
  • refrigerate.
  • Consume within 2 days.
Produced in:
the U.K.

 I still have a few more soups to make my way through over the next few days they are:

Tesco Pea & Ham
Tesco Healthy Living Three Bean and Vegetable Soup
Tesco Healthy Living Tomato Soup
Tesco Healthy Living Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup

After sampling the Lentil and Vegetable Soup I cannot wait to try the rest and report back.

Until then, bye for now

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