ONLINE searches for ‘healthy snacks for school’ rose 700 per cent this week. Even if you look after your health, everybody loves a treat.
There is a way to snack healthier instead of munching on crisps or chocolate. We look at new snacks on the market – which are perfect for adults and kids – and pay lip service to some liquid lipsticks.
with Jane Atkinson
Half the calories of regular crisps, with organic ingredients, no gluten and a donation to charity with each pack . . . these sound great, and they are.
Bepps are black-eyed pea puff snacks – think Wotsits but healthier.
They come in sweet chilli, cheese or, my favourite, sea salt and black pepper.
Contains 91kcal a pack with 3.6g of fat. (£1.20 a bag, beppssnacks.com).
Jerky can sometimes be a bit rubbery and too dry. But The Curators have created four new varieties that are decent, tasty, filling pieces of beef with great flavours and are more tender than your normal jerky.
The ‘sweet and smoky’ has a barbecue marinade. It has 37g of protein and 3.3g of fat per 100g with just 75 calories per 30g bag.
Scrummy! It’s not cheap, but it’s worth it. (£2.50, thecuratorsjerky.com).
I love pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
Munchy Seeds has sweetened them up with salted caramel pots and snack packs, which also include a bit of coconut.
Contain 33g of fat per 100g and 273.5kcal per 50g. (£2.49 for 120g, munchyseeds.co.uk)
with Gabriella Stein
- Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lipstick, £9.99, boots.com – buy now
A vivid colour formulation, it dried instantly and had zero transfer all day, not even on my water bottle – impressive.
Has a smooth matte finish and was not drying at all. The only problem with such a long-wearing lippy, is getting it off.
The strongest colour but hardest to remove! Still, my favourite of the three.
- Butter London, Lippy Liquid, £16, lookfantastic.com – buy now
A great all-rounder, this formula combines the high pigment of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss.
Infused with shea butter and vitamin E for soft, supple lips.
The high-shine colour lasted hours and has a gorgeous vanilla smell.
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- Huda Beauty, Liquid Matte, £18, cultbeauty.co.uk – buy now
A long-wearing, non-drying formula for a perfect pout in seconds.
This glides on like a lip gloss before drying to leave a perfect suede-like matte finish.
It does take around 30 seconds to fully dry but, after that, I found it didn’t transfer at all and lasted most of the day.
Worth the money and a variety of colours to choose from.