Enjoying lunch with Arla’s Fibre yogurt

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Recently I was invited to London to #GetFussed and enjoy a 3-course lunch with lots of wonderful food bloggers. The purpose of the lunch was to help us all learn more about the new Arla fibre yogurt and also pick up some handy tips for improving our daily fibre intake.

The table setting at the Arla fibre yogurt lunch

As you can see the venue, and the table settings, were beautiful. I was really excited for the lunch and to learn more about Arla fibre yogurt at this time.

At our lunch, we were served 3 courses, and while our meals looked similar we were actually eating different meals. The people to the left and right of me were eating a meal that was higher in fibre than mine was, however, our meals looked identical, until the desserts.

Lunch made with extra fibre - Arla fibre yogurt

The first course that I ate was a risotto with chorizo crumb, coffee, parmesan and baby basil. Mine was absolutely delicious and the people seated either side of me had a meal that looked similar too, however, there were a few simple differences. By using whole grain rice, instead of white rice, their meal was higher in fibre.

Main course from lunch with Arla fibre yogurt

My main course was a roast lamb cutlet, croquette of lamb with Salsa Verde and potato gratin. This was absolutely delicious, although I’m not a huge fan of pink lamb so I didn’t eat all of that. The croquette of lamb was absolutely delicious.

A dessert made without Arla fibre yogurt

The dessert was where things got really interesting for me. My dessert was a French fruit tart with kiwi, red grapes, cherries and honey’d natural yogurt.

A dessert made with Arla fibre yogurt

By changing the dessert up slightly it was possible to make this dessert instead, which frankly looks even more delicious and contained more fibre too. By changing the crust for one with wholegrain and switching the fruits to figs, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries the fibre content was significantly increased. This was really eye opening for me, as I love to cook from scratch, and I feel confident that I will be able to easily increase our fibre content now.

Arla fibre yogurt - #GetFussed

After our lunch we were encouraged to #GetFussed about fibre. I’ll be honest and say that I need to work on my nutrition. I’ve been working out lately and I’m always wanting to learn more about looking after my body, feeling fuller for longer and hopefully losing some weight too. We had a talk, presented by a manager from Arla and a dietician too. We also got to watch a video featuring Dr Ranj and Sally Lindsay which was really eye-opening. With just a few simple changes it is possible to eat delicious meals and still hit the 30g of fibre per day that the Government advises we should be eating.

Simple tips for increasing your fibre intake

Make homemade pesto with sesame seeds instead of pine nuts for 1.6g of extra fibre per portion

Swap grapes for sweet strawberries for 2.5g of extra fibre per bowl

Swap cashews for almonds and even a small 20g portion will give you a whole 1g of extra fibre

Swap low-fat fruit yogurt for Arla fibre yogurt and receive 4.7g of fibre per 150g serving

A look at the new Arla fibre yogurt

While at lunch we got to enjoy the Arla fibre yogurts – I tried the blueberry one. I’m not a blueberry fan usually but it was really tasty! I’m really pleased to see a raspberry flavour, as this is my favourite yogurt variety, and I’ll be picking some up at shopping this week! I couldn’t notice a horrible aftertaste and the portion that I had was filling too making Arla fibre yogurts ideal as part of a balanced breakfast or with fruit for a dessert after dinner.

Arla is working on a plain Arla fibre yogurt at the moment – so I’m hoping to see that in the shops soon!

Arla fibre yogurts can be found in 150g (Pineapple & Passionfruit and Raspberry) and 450g pots (Strawberry and Blueberry). You can find the large pots in the yogurt aisle in Tesco and all varieties in-store and online from Asda. Find out more about Arla fibre yogurts and other products in the Arla range by visiting the Arla UK website.

The lunch itself was lovely but what I took away from my lunch with Arla was that with a few simple switches, such as using Arla fibre yogurt, it is possible to hit the 30g of daily fibre that the UK Government recommends.

I was invited to lunch by Arla Fibre and paid a fee for my time to attend.

24 Responses

  1. Laura April 15, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    It’s amazing how the little swaps can help up your fibre. I need to follow these tips!

  2. Our Seaside Baby April 15, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    Great post and lovely to chat that day. The meal was so good! Polly x

    • katykicker April 17, 2018 / 1:16 pm

      Lovely to see you too! x

  3. Emma - Life According to MrsShilts April 15, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    It’s amazing isnt it how a few simple changes can really boost your diet. I need more fibre in my diet so will look out for these in the shops.

    • katykicker April 17, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      They are really tasty! x

  4. Maria Hughes April 15, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    That lamb looks incredible!

    We need to increase our fibre – I’ve literally doubled the greens in this weeks fruit and veg shop as I thought that might help! The Arla fibre yoghurts sound yummy and easy way to add fibre! X

    • katykicker April 17, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      Greens are a great way to improve, also, kale is better than spinach for fibre x

  5. Emily Leary April 16, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    Simple changes can make quite the difference to your diet! Love how everything was presented – the food and the location were both beautiful.

    • katykicker April 17, 2018 / 1:14 pm

      They really can! I’ve already lost 1 stone just making a few changes to my diet x

  6. Wendy April 16, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    I have to admit I don’t keep track of how much fibre I’m eating. This yogurt sounds like a really easy and yummy way to increase your daily fibre intake. Your lunch looks amazing xx

    • katykicker April 17, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      I was really surprised how easy it can be to make some switches and hit that daily recommended amount!

  7. Stephanie April 16, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    Looks like a great event and learnt so much about fibre too. I didn’t realise how easy it was to change little things to get more fibre. That dinner looks so yummy too!

    • katykicker April 17, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Thanks! It was lovely! I was surprised too how easy it is to make switches.

  8. Elizabeth April 17, 2018 / 6:58 am

    Gosh that lamb looks perfectly cooked! What a gorgeous meal you had, and a great opportunity to find out more about a brand.

    • katykicker April 17, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Thank you, it was a lovely day!

    • katykicker April 17, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      I’ve really been working on it lately as I’m trying to lose some weight!

  9. Debbie April 17, 2018 / 7:51 am

    Isn’t it great how a few simple changes can make a big difference!

    • katykicker April 17, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      It really is!

  10. Beth @ BethinaBox.com April 17, 2018 / 11:58 am

    oooh, this is a new one on me… I know I don’t have enough fibre so I’ll have to go hunting this one out. Although, well done on eating the pink lamb. I would have had to send it back (I’m not a fan either).

    • katykicker April 17, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      I didn’t eat much of the pink lamb, but the Croquette was delicious!

  11. Madeline (This Glorious Life) April 17, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    I really should start paying more attention to my diet, I have no idea how much fibre I’m getting at the moment but it’s probably not enough! I love how easy you’ve made it sound though, to get more in my diet with just a few simple changes. x

  12. the frenchie mummy April 17, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    This fruit tart with kiwi looks lovely. I never heard of this brand but I will for sure check it out. It sounds super healthy

    • katykicker April 22, 2018 / 11:44 am

      The yogurts were absolutely lovely!

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