Nogii Kids Snack Bar Launches in the UK

Do you keep an eye out for snacks which aren’t full of sugar, and have natural ingredients? We certainly do, especially as H seems to like picking chocolatey things (this is a recent thing, we’ve managed to avoid sweets for a long time) – it will always be at the back of my mind she could develop diabetes later in life (as could I), so I like to find a balance so she can be like her friends but not go too overboard on sugar. Nogii Kids Snack bars are ideal.

nogii kids snack bars

Nogii Kids Snack bars have recently launched in the UK. The bars are formulated with all natural ingredients, healthy Omega 3’s, premium protein, quality carbohydrates, and fibre. They’re also gluten free. Snacks are a BIG part of children’s diets, and Nogii Kids Snack bars have been given the thumbs up by H.

The bars are quite big – we received four to try. They’re the right size when you’re out and about, are individually sealed but most importantly of all aren’t full of sugar. At the moment they’re for sale at the Win Naturally website, owned by the footballer Phil Neville and his wife Julie – both are passionate about foods which are healthy for everyone, especially kids. They want to make healthy, organic food available to everyone.

nogii kids snack bar

The final word on the Nogii Kids Snack bar goes to H though, who said “I liked it. It tasted good, I liked the chocolate and marshmallow and I felt full afterwards too”.

The name confused me a bit, as I keep thinking No GI (as in low GI), so if it does for you too, think Gluten Free rather than low GI. (although the overall GI is pretty good)

Available now, keep an eye out!

nogii kids snack bar

We were sent a selection of the bars for the purpose of review, all opinions are our own.

A Quick Lunch with Some Slim Pasta

Slim Pasta is something I’ve read about in a few places – essentially a pasta which ‘helps you lose weight’. Now I’m sceptical – it’s a low-calorie pasta, but is it actually helping you lose weight? So I bought some to see what the fuss was all about.

slim pasta

Slim Pasta was on offer at Ocado, so I thought I’d give it a go. It doesn’t come cheap though – you get 200g for around £2.50 – the pasta itself is ready to eat (with a tiny bit of preparation), and is low calorie, fat free, sugar free and gluten free.

It’s also ready in two minutes. Today is H’s first full day at school and I’ve taken it as holiday, so I am officially the School Run Mum for just one day. This has already led to me eating broken biscuits as my mid-morning snack (as our cupboards are bare), so I thought it was the ideal time to try the Slim Pasta.

I got the Penne version and cooked it with some courgette, carrot and red pepper cut into cubes. All you do is drain the pasta, rinse it to remove the ‘starch odor’ (I couldn’t smell anything) and heat up, then serve.

slim pasta

Pretty simple, and I had the entire sachet, I was pretty hungry. Each pack serves 1-2 people, so it is pretty expensive, but right now I feel full. It has a ‘jelly’ feel like some noodles I’ve eaten in the past, without feeling yucky.

slim pasta

Slim Pasta is made from a vegetable fibre called Moyu which has been consumed in Asia for many centuries for its health benefits. This is what I find interesting – especially the claim it helps you to lose weight. It suggests 66g of pasta a day (one of the packets is 200g), three times a day. So in other words just under one packet a day. Four hours later I still feel full – so much so that my portion of food for tea is smaller than H’s – and I almost give up on it. I can see why you’d need a smaller portion, but I’m not sure I could make one last for the whole day. On the other hand, it may stop me snacking as I know I’m one of those snackers who eats when I have nothing else to think about.

I’d say as a weightloss food it’s probably not for me, but as a non-stodgy pasta option it’s a good one. Would I buy again? If it was on a deal at the supermarket then yes. As the pasta comes sealed it would travel well, which would make it a good option for going away somewhere – and one pouch would definitely feed all three of us and keep us feeling full.

I can see Slim Pasta also offer noodles, and I could see us eating with those in the future as they’d go well alongside a stir fry. It’s been an interesting purchase, anyway!

Slim Pasta’s Website is over here