Review – Happy Nibbling Brownies

I am continuing my hunt for mail order Keto sweet treats as although I do make delicious cakes, though I say it myself, it is just nice to sometimes have something bought for you or a lovely treat that you haven’t made yourself.

I came across Happy Nibbling through the Keto Fitness Club as Carrie, who runs the business, is a fellow club member and a regular in the cooking classes. Carrie is launching her brownie business with Organic Coconut Brownies which are made without egg, gluten, grains, nuts or refined sugar. It has been fabulous following her on Facebook as she gets started on her new venture, and she already has had the required inspections and top hygiene rating which can give you confidence in this new sweet treat business.

I ordered the Raspberry Kiss brownies as they looked so good on a recent post. Currently you order from the Facebook page by sending a message and you can buy 6 or 12 brownies in a choice of Classic Dark or Raspberry Kiss, more options and flavours will be added in the future. It’s £12 for 6 brownies and £22 for 12 with £4 postage – so I just had to order 12 Raspberry Kiss – just for taste testing you understand! There will be a website in the future and a wider variety of flavours, but sensibly Carrie is building her business slowly.

Raspberry Kiss Brownies

I paid via a paypal link over the weekend and they were sent out 1st class post on Monday and were with me in time for elevenses on Tuesday. Well packaged and protected in the box and bag it came in – on opening the pack the smell that hit me was divine.

I could not resist breaking my fast early to try one, and as someone who can often be sensitive to the taste of some sweeteners, all I tasted was moist chcoclatey goodness with a hint of raspberry. Each brownie has 1.7g of carbs so it’s a treat that needs to be rationed but I am freezing the other 11 brownies to enjoy over the next couple of weeks. OK – so I may have just lied – I have frozen 6 and kept 6 in the fridge just to make sure they are as tasty a few hours later – and the 2nd one I warmed and had with a drizzle of double cream – warming the brownie seemed to release the aroma even more. Bought brownies can often be dry and hard in texture but these were neither of these things and were divine.

The biggest bonus is a really cannot stand coconut. It is not a flavour I have ever enjoyed. Since Keto I have started to use coconut flour in recipes but if someone described something as coconut I would avoid. I could not tell these were coconut based at all – huzzah!

Happy Nibbling brownies are definitely going on my list of special treats for my family to get me for treats and birthdays – and I will also feel confident in buying them for my coeliac sister or Niece with a nut allergy.

Don’t Take It Sitting Down: 4 Great Standing Workstations You Can Afford

As more and more of our work even as Network Marketers seems to be done online, I thought a post about the choices on the market for standing desks and why they can be good for us would be really useful, so this post was produced with the help of www.reviews.com :


Office workers everywhere are taking a stand against sitting.

Increasingly, the modern workplace is a competition to see who can sit and stare at a computer monitor over the longest stretch. Workers often find themselves trapped behind a desk – usually while seated – for weeks-worth of extended workdays. Often, they barely move through each day.desk2

When the dangers of this new immobility started coming to light, media sounded the alarm. Headlines shouted the news: remaining seated for extended periods hurts circulation and correlates with the onset of type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Dr. James Levine of the Mayo clinic set off a mini-firestorm in 2014 when he coined the phrase “sitting is the new smoking.

One answer to the problems of sitting is to stand up. As the awareness of the threat of sitting has grown, so has the popularity of the standing workstation. Standing relieves many of the circulatory problems of extended seat time, and demands the use of more muscles in our bodies throughout the day. Who knew the answer could be this simple?standing-desk-infographic

Recently, the market for standing workstations – and those able convert from sitting to a standing configuration – has exploded. This is especially true among those who work from home and aren’t bound by office design standards or low cubicle walls. Today, workers who refuse take it sitting down have many affordable options for taking a stand.

A standing workstation can be as simple as a high-top bistro table crowned with a cardboard box to raise the working surface. But for those with a little money to spend, there are some great commercially-available desks to get you on your feet. Most can be configured to your specific needs at the time of purchase. As an important bonus, many can go from standing to sitting with the touch of a button.

Reviews.com recently spent six weeks researching and testing 67 adjustable standing desks to create a guide including several outstanding options suitable for a variety of budgets, design aesthetics, and work space needs. Their full guide is available at http://www.reviews.com/standing-desk/, but here’s a selection of retailers where you can get standing desks in the UK :

  • http://uk.varidesk.com/ – This style is a desktop modifier, so it sits on top of a standard seated desk and adjusts from there. It’s a very cost-efficient model for those who want to try an adjustable desk without going all-in.
  • http://www.conset.org.uk/ – This company allows for lots of customization in all their models, but it looks like they may only sell through brick-and-mortar retail locations, as opposed to online.
  • https://www.electricstandingdesks.co.uk/ – This company when they found they could not get Conset desks online created their own online shop so you can get hold of them in the UK.  The desks are rebranded from the Conset range, and although the website only shows the most popular models you can get in touch with them to build any of the range of desks Conset offer.
  • http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/ikea/campaigns/standing-desks/ – Ikea is an affordable and accessible retailer for a great many people!
  • http://www.posturite.co.uk/desks-furniture/height-adjustable-standing-desks.html – Posturite looks like a great retailer for those especially concerned with health and comfort, as they specialize in ergonomic furniture. They also include free setup with delivery, which is a real perk! Those desks can sometimes be tricky to set up.

When shopping, keep in mind differences in warranties and standard features. Be aware there are some manual crank-up desks available that cost no less than the electric kind, but come with the added drawback of shaking the contents of the desk with every adjustment. In this world, electric is the way to go.jarvis-desk

The strong advantage shared by the desks listed here: They’re easily convertible from sitting to standing and back again. In the rush to avoid the plague of sitting, many workers have gone too far in the opposite direction. It turns out standing for too long can have its own drawbacks. Foot problems, varicose veins, and back issues can dampen the enthusiasm of those who have thrown off the chains of the desk chair. As in so many other things, moderation is key: A workday spent in a variety of postures – including sitting – seems to offer the best shot at comfortable and healthy productivity.