Stuff we like

Here are some of the products I’ve been discovering that get a big thumbs up from the boys, as well as some useful apps, tools and links.

Food & drink brands:

stdalfour-stawberry-jam-400px_mediumSt Dalfour fruit spreads. Loads of lovely flavours of jam that are made with a high fruit content, rather than added sugar. Great on toast for breakfast or bedtime snack.



Cook & Count Carbs. A beautifully designed, easy to use app that helps take the guesswork out of counting carbs. Click on the logo to find it on i-Tunes, and check out my Spicy Sausage Jambalaya recipe to find out more about how I use it.


A comprehensive list of some common foods and their carb values published by Diabetes UK

A US cup to gram conversion calculator

A table showing the GI (Glycemic Index) of a range of foods

And a reminder of the equation you need to tap into your calculator to work out the carbs in your portion size (just because I always forget it):

carb content of 100g of food ÷ 100 × weight of food




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