That Protein - Pumpkin Powder

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Although Halloween is usually associated with tasty treats and candies, we at The Amazing Blog have recently been looking for a healthy way to indulge in all of our favourite Halloween flavours.  Once we received a sample of That Protein's Pumpkin Protein powder, we were pleased to discover that it is indeed possible to cease our sweet tooth and watch our diets.

By using the company's “I Heart Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder” along with Chia seed mix, the nutritionists at That Protein have developed the perfect Pumpkin Protein “Healthy Halloween” super food shake powder. Never thought of combining these two unique mixtures? Well, the combination of the two is what makes this product both utterly unique and extremely effective.

This protein powder contains high doses of Fibre and Omega 3. That means by mixing it into your daily shakes and other liquids, you can enjoy a sweet and refreshing pumpkin flavour while staying full for a longer period of time. Say goodbye to all of those candy and chocolate cravings, because with this tasty and healthy treat, there is no need for snacking! Thanks to our friends at That Protein, the act of snacking and savouring at The Amazing PR office has been completely redefined.

This tasty pumpkin product, along with other That Protein products, can be bought here for £14.99 for 10 servings. Not a fan of the pumpkin flavour craze?  Not to worry, the company provides a wide array of other flavours as well, including Happy Happy Hemp Protein Powder and Blissful Brown Rice.

Riso Gallo Risotto Zucca

While I certainly don't see myself as the next Nigella, it's fair to say that my kitchen skills have improved dramatically since my uni days. Back then, beans on toast or Super Noodles  were considered a satisfactory supper and there was a rather unfortunate incident with gravy and a sieve (ahem) that my housemates have never let me forget. However, while I can now cook a mean spag bol and have perfected my Step-dad's famous mash, one dish that I've always struggled with is risotto. Something to do with the constant stirring and my inability to cook rice without burning the bottom of the pan has left me at a loss with it, and I'm always envious of friends who seem to whip it up without a moment's trouble.

Thankfully, The Amazing Blog has sourced the rather wonderful Riso Gallo, and given that they were established in 1856 and are Italy's first choice when it comes to risotto; we know we're in good company!

During winter, pumpkin risotto becomes a staple dish for hot-blooded Italians, with the sweetness of the pumpkin perfectly complementing the creamy risotto. And thanks to Riso Gallo, this winning combination can now be yours in a mere twelve minutes. Recently launched, the ‘Pronto Zucca’ (that’s pumpkin risotto to you or me) provides a hassel-free meal for two and is bursting full of flavour and delicious ingredients such as diced pumpkin, herbs and spices – perfect for those pressed for time or lacking the confidence to cook from scratch. Simply add water, bring to a boil, simmer for 12 minutes, and you have yourself a scrumptious meal.  And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can still add a personal touch by including some of your favourite ingredients.  I gave it a go on a particularly dismal day last week, and had it with a green salad, a knob of butter and a sprinkling of parmesan, and it went down a treat!

What’s more, Riso Gallo ‘Risotto Pronto’ has less than 2% fat, no artificial colourings, MSG or hydrogenated fat. So if you’re looking for some kitchen inspiration as winter draws in, or are simply after a quick and easy meal after a long day at the office, look no further than Riso Gallo, available at Waitrose.