Is January always this long? These are the treats that have got us through the month:
High protein Icelandic yoghurt with low sugar and no fat. Perfect for satisfying that sweet urge without succumbing to a whole pack of biscuits. £1 a pot, available from Sainsbury’s.
Agua de Madre
A grown-up very low alcoholic drink in a lovely bottle, made from an ancient Mexican culture. It certainly puts a spring in your step. From Farmdrop and Planet Organic. £3.75/330ml bottle farmdrop.com
These are are cross between a brussel sprout and broccoli. We appreciate this might not be an attractive prospect to many but give it a go. Particularly delicious when tossed in a drizzle of olive oil with a sprinkle of chilli, garlic and then a squeeze of lemon juice. Available at Tesco’s and Waitrose, £1.50 per bag.
Melt Superfood chocolate
For an after-dinner treat. It is so intense and smooth, you only need a tiny bit … and to think it’s doing you good. £7.99 for 90g https://www.meltchocolates.
Bach’s Rescue Pastilles
We’ve kept anxious feelings at bay with these pastilles that are soothing and not too sweet. A tin is a good thing to have in your handbag. Available at all good chemists, or £5.99 at hollandandbarrett.com
Meridian Pumpkin Seed Butter
There are loads of new ‘butters’ on the market and they’re a great way to boost protein, especially for those cutting out or down on meat. We’re loving this pumpkin seed butter on toast or dolloped into curries. £2.99 a jar, meridianfoods.co.uk
We are now drinking sparkling water with abandon (and not feeling guilty about all those glass and plastic bottles recycling) with our snazzy Soda Stream with refillable gas canister. Starter kit, £59.99 sodastream.co.uk
Oatly salted caramel oat milk ice cream
We’ve been fans of the milk for ages – every since they handed out free oat hot chocolates at Latitude a few years ago. Their new ice cream range is vegan and surprisingly satisfying, particularly the salted caramel. £4.50/500ml tub at Tesco.
Pimp up any salad (we love it with feta and walnuts) or whizz up with some coconut yoghurt to make a soup. It’s full of vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants. Love Beets offers cooked beetroot in different forms and flavours, £1.25 a pack at Tesco.