Friday, 8 February 2019

Recovery Degustabox (January 2019)

Many people tend to think of January as a start of their wellness journey, making healthier decisions when it comes to food, cooking and mealtimes. Dry January and Veganuary seem to have become a trendy fixture of our times.
To help you with your personal wellness goals, Degustabox's latest food box - Recovery - is set to inspire you and guide towards making healthier food choices.

This food box arrives every month and is full of foodie surprises. This monthly food and drink subscription box is an excellent way to discover products which have only just appeared in the shops or those which might have been around for while, but you haven't had a chance to try them yet.
Thanks to Degustabox, I have found new favourites to add to our shopping list, including some products which I probably wouldn't have tried otherwise.

Each time the box arrives, it's a total surprise. You get a good selection of foods and drinks.
If you haven't tried Degustabox subscription box yet and would like to have a go, I have a whopping £7 off discount from your first box (and you can unsubscribe any time) - just use a code 8EVI8 when you place an order.
What did we receive in the January'19 Degustabox? Let's have a look.

food box

YES! Fruit and Nut bars (£1.20) are delicious wholesome snacks, great for packed lunches and for long walks, when you need a little something to keep you going.

The fruit bars contain no added sugar, besides naturally occuring sugars) and are 1 of your 5 a day.
Nut bars contain 5g of sugar and are a good source of protein.

Both coffee dark chocolate and cherry nut bar & dark chocolate sea salt and almond nut bars (189kcal per bar) are tasty treats.

LioBites Freeze Dried Strawberry Crisps & Apple Crisps (£1.50) are healthy fruit crisps. You will receive one of two flavours in the box. Made from fresh fruit, picked in season and freeze-dried, they are full of flavour, vitamins and antioxidants.
1 pack of LioBites crisps counts as 1 of 5 a day. A great addition to any packed lunch, they are a good source of fibre.
We have enjoyed LioBites smoothie bites in the past (also courtesy of Degustabox).
Apple Crisps (as well as the other products in LioBites' range) are also suitable for home baking and cake decorations.

healthy snacks

Pick Up! Milk Chocolate (£1.69) by Bahlsen are a tasty combination of a smooth milk chocolate with ground hazelnuts, sandwiched between two crunchy biscuits. They are individually wrapped, so a good option for a treat on the go.
Nutritional values: 143kcal and 9.8g of sugar per bar.
My guys love chocolate cookies, so this pack was demolished pretty fast.

chocolate biscuits

We are big fans Hartley's 10 Cal Jelly Pots (£0.75) - mostly berry-flavoured ones - and were glad to try new dessert inspired flavours. Black Forest Gateau and Lemon Cheesecake are lovely sweet treats, and are dieters-friendly, being under 10kcal each.

healthy sweet treats

Miso Tasty Original Ramen Noodle Kit (£3.50) is a take on the classic Japanese dish, hailed as one of Japan's top inventions - the Ramen noodle.
The kit includes two servings of non-fried noodle nests, white miso pastes, seaweed and spring onion garnishes and sesame oil pouches.

noodle kit

Miso is a great source of plant protein, antioxidants and fermented goodness.
These are vegetarian meals, to which you can add any toppings (vegetarian or flexitarian).
One serving comes at 334kcal (without toppings).

noodle kits

Pipers Crispeas Matar Paneer (£1) are a low calorie, vegetarian snack, offering protein and fibre. At 91kcal per pack, they make a tasty snack for those who keep count of calories.
These pea snacks are gluten-free, wheat-free and barley-free.

healthy snacks

Ryvita Protein Red Quinoa & Sesame (£1.59) are crunchy, crispy slices, baked with pea protein and rye. As the name suggests, they are high in protein and fibre, and are suitable for vegans.
Add any toppings you like for an easy snack or light lunch.

healthy snacks

Kallo Lightly Salted Organic rice cakes (£1.30) are wholegrain & low fat. At 29kcal per rice cake, they are a favourite among many dieters as a low cal snack.
Kallo Protein Packed Lentil Cakes are a high source of protein. At 30kcal per lentil cake, they are also vegetarian, vegan, coeliac friendly, contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

You will receive one of the two flavours in the box.

PBfit Peanut Butter Powder (£0.75) is made with whole-roasted peanuts, pressed to perfection. The powder contains up to 90% less fat than traditional peanut butter, and about 1/3 the calories, which is great news for anyone on a diet.
Useful for smoothies, shakes and in baking.

healthier peanut butter

As I'm not a fan of protein shakes or smoothies, I used the peanut butter powder in cookies. Oat peanut butter cookies made with PBfit proved to be a great success with my guys.

And finally, Willy's Apple Cider Vinegar (£2.95) is a raw and unpasteurised ACV which contains the mother. It will make a great base for salad dressings. Or add a glug to a tray of roasting tomatoes, radishes or grapes.
In the cold weather make a hot reviving drink of 2tsp of ACV to 2 tsp of honey, diluted in a mug of hot water.

healthy foods


  1. There are quite a lot of things I'd like to try from this box, as so many are vegan and vegetarian. Not too keen on jelly and chocolate though.

    1. Thank you, Anca! The jelly wasn't bad at all, though Eddie said he still prefers the raspberry and strawberry jelly.