We test healthy snacks to stave off hunger plus party season lashes – The Sun

IS there such a thing as a healthy snack? Only half of those who snack are hungry – for the rest it’s “cravings” or emotional reasons.

So here’s how to hit the spot snacking, while being a bit virtuous and watching the calories. We also trial lashes in the run-up to the party season.


with Nina McCue

Not the most appetising on paper but I was pleasantly surprised. Coated with a thin layer of tapioca to create just the right amount of crunch, they come in lightly salted, salt and vinegar and cheese flavour. Gluten-free, vegan. Scrumptious and 99 calories per bag.

  • Seaweed crisps, £1.29 per bag – buy now


A new five-strong seed mix range of two savoury and three sweet products – mega omega, sweet chilli, salted caramel, honey roasted and warm cinnamon – in 25g snack packs (RRP 79p), 125g sharing packs (RRP £2.99) and 450g mega packs (RRP £8.75). Fantastic for a pick-me-up while walking and 129 calories per pot. Sweet chilli is delicious.

  • Munchy Seeds , various sizes – buy now
These cookies are vegan, gluten and dairy-free and 228 calories each

Delicious, soft, oaty cookies and gooey dips in three flavours: Maple peanut drizzle, caramel almond swirl and choco hazel twist. Vegan, gluten and dairy-free and 228 calories each. Caramel almond swirl topped it for me.

  • Livia's Dunx, £21.50 for box of 12 – buy now


  • Doll Beauty, Strip Lashes, £5 for one pair – buy now

I wore the Melly lash – part of the faux mink range – which was gorgeously fluffy and easy to apply. I reused them four times and they are still wearable, so fantastic value. The own-brand glue can be bought separately for £6. I love them.


  • Eyelash Emporium Strip Lashes, £8.95 for 1 pair – buy now

I chose the Act Natural lash, one of the range’s more subtle lashes. It gave volume with a lovely, wispy look. I’m halfway through the promised 20 wears and they are still going strong. Ten styles are available and the Double Act strip lash adhesive can be bought for £8.95. I’d definitely recommend.


  • Ardell Magnetic Demi Wispies Lash Kit, £17.99 for 1 Kit – buy now 

Features lashes a pot of black magnetic eyeliner and a liner brush. Apply liner to your eyelid, and the band on the lashes, sticks to it. Quicker and easier than glue but it’s a shame the liner is thick as it is tricky to get a neat line.

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