I’m always on the lookout for a new product that has an advantage over the previous one. I regularly use reduced fat spreads instead of full-fat butter and sometimes low-fat cooking sprays too (although also think olive, rapeseed and other oils can be used sparingly in bariatric recipes), so my head isn’t turned too much when something new hits the chiller cabinet.
However, the new spread from Clover, which is a low-fat spread but with the addition of seeds and wholegrains, has focused my attention and inspired me to look at such foods in a new light.
Clover Seedburst (clever marketing?) is a blend of seven healthy seeds and wholegrains (sesame, barley, linseeds, oats, wheat, rye and millet) in the usual buttery spread. As well as the usual 70% reduction in natural fat it is now a natural source of Vitamin E and omega-3.
Jeanette Jackson of ‘The Drop Zone Diet’ says ” Seeds are a crucial part of a healhy diet, providing a powerhouse of nutrition and energy. Packed with unsaturated fats they help to maintain healthy blood cholesterol levels for a healthy heart.” I say “This product tastes great and if you incorporate it into your daily eating regime you’ll reap the health benefits.”
I’ve tried it on toast and it’s great (if you can tolerate bread) but also on a jacket potato (great too). My favourite is on some steamed, boiled or stir-fried vegetables (as shown) but I plan to use it on some other main meal recipes with salmon, chicken and bean mixtures in the coming weeks.
It’s recommended retail price is £1.49 but there may be some special introductory offers around.
Image courtesy of Dairy Crest www.cloverfamily.co.uk