Why is the Duke not in Bridgerton season 2 and where is Regé-Jean Page now?- VyWhy

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Fans of the Netflix period drama will notice the Duke of Hastings missing from season 2 of Bridgerton. Here's what Regé-Jean Page is up to instead.

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Fans of the popular Netflix period drama will notice the Duke of Hastings is missing from season 2 of Bridgerton. Here’s why Regé-Jean Page isn’t returning and what he’s up to now.

Many of us have been patiently counting down the days till Bridgerton season 2 drops on Netflix. Promising more society gossip, awkward love triangles and property porn – thanks to the stately homes where Bridgerton is filmed – season 1 ticked all the boxes when it came to our boxset binge-watching needs. Though sadly, there’s a rather BIG element that fans will be missing in the follow-up series – a certain Simon Bassett aka the Duke of Hastings.

His and Daphne Bridgerton’s love story dominated the narrative in the first series. And their intimate moments proved famous enough for actress Phoebe Dynevor to share that she wouldn’t let her grandparents watch Bridgerton because of it. Bidding goodbye to their romance and Regé-Jean Page will prove to be a hard pill to swallow for some. But there’s a specific reason as to why he won’t be returning. We share all the need-to-know information about his departure and what the beloved British actor is up to now.

Why is the Duke of Hastings not in Bridgerton season 2?

Technically Regé-Jean Page’s character the Duke of Hastings is still ‘in’ Bridgerton, but he won’t be making any on-screen appearances. Season 2 focuses on Anthony Bridgerton’s hunt for true love and so the Duke is no longer integral to the main storyline.

Bridgerton‘s narrator Lady Whistledown confirmed the Duke’s exit in an social media announcement shared April 2, 2021. “Dear Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings,” the post read. Adding: “We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family.”

Executive producer Chris Van Dusen explained how the show would cover the Duke of Hastings’ disappearance in Bridgerton season 2: “We do reference Simon,” he told TVLine. “In the very first scene of Season 2, Daphne mentions she left her husband and baby at home [to be there for Eloise’s debut].

“Unfortunately, it didn’t work out in terms of Regé being a part of the second season, but he will always be Bridgerton‘s Duke,” he added. “He’s not going anywhere in the world of the show. And just because we don’t see him, it doesn’t mean that he’s not there.”

Why is Regé-Jean Page not returning to Bridgerton?

Thankfully Regé-Jean Page’s departure has nothing to do with creative differences behind the scenes. Instead, in an interview explaining his absence, Page shared he wasn’t returning because he only signed up for the one season.

“[They said] It’s a one-season arc,” he told GQ last year. “It’s going to have a beginning, middle, end – give us a year. “[I thought] ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series. I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”

“I have nothing but excitement for ‘Bridgerton’ continuing to steam train off and conquer the globe,” he added. “But there is also value in completing these arcs and sticking the landing.”

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Bridgerton producer Shonda Rhimes agreed that the actor’s contract was only set for a year. And she doesn’t hold his decision not to return against him, but rather thinks it’s just the start for the 34-year-old:

“Rightfully, he said, ‘I signed up to do this one lovely story, this closed-ended storyline. I’m good!'” she told Variety. “And I don’t blame him for that. I think that he was really smart to leave the perfection as the perfection.”

She added that he’s also “an enormous star” now. “As I like to say, the idea that we would write Regé to stand around in the background doesn’t make any sense at all to me. What would he do? is what I like to say.”

Remember: the Duke is never gone. He’s just waiting to be binge watched all over again. #ShondalandMenOnNetflixAreForever pic.twitter.com/e4fAhuKSku

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 2, 2021

It seems the 52-year-old is just as sad as fans he won’t be returning. After news broke that Page wouldn’t be back in April 2021, she tweeted a tribute to the pivotal character. “Remember: the Duke is never gone. He’s just waiting to be binge watched all over again,” she wrote with an accompanying photo.

Twenty minutes later Regé-Jean also tweeted in reaction to the news of his no-return. Retweeting the Bridgerton announcement tweet he added: “Pleasure and a privilege! An honour to be a member of the family – on and off screen, cast, crew and incredible fans – the love is real and will just keep growing.”

Where is Regé-Jean Page now?

Though no longer in Bridgerton, Regé-Jean Page has a number of exciting projects coming up. The 34-year-old actor most recently narrated the Netflix documentary Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale. He also stars in the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons film, plus thriller The Grey Man alongside Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.

Sit back and listen to the dulcet tones of @RegeJean Page as he narrates Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale — now on Netflix pic.twitter.com/0kYwKIHpxp

— Netflix (@netflix) March 3, 2022

The Hollywood Reporter also reports that Regé-Jean will produce and star in an as yet unnamed “heist thriller” film. The movie will be written and directed by Fargo creator Noah Hawley and produced by the Russo brothers’ production company AGBO.

Of course there’s also the James Bond rumours flying around. With Rege one name being put forward to play the new 007. Though the actor has been careful not to confirm or deny reports.

“Well, of all the things you’ll read about yourself on the internet, it’s one of the more pleasant and more flattering,” Page said about the gossip. “But I take it and leave it at that, personally.”

Is Daphne in season 2 of Bridgerton?

Yes, Daphne Bridgerton played by Phoebe Dynevor will be back for season 2 of Bridgerton. Lady Whistledown confirmed her return via the show’s official Instagram account. “Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer,” the statement read.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Phoebe teased fans with what they can expect from her character in Bridgerton season 2.

“Daphne has become the adult of the family,” she said. “She’s found what she’s looking for — she’s had a baby, she’s a wife and mother. There’s a real confidence and womanhood about her this season.”

cast of Bridgerton season 2

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She added that the newly married Duchess has become “the rock of the siblings in this season”. She added: “Daphne’s leading the way in terms of knowing what love is, what it means, and what marriage means, and she’s trying to pass on that knowledge to Anthony.”

With regards to her on-screen husband’s exit, the actress said that Page’s departure was “a spanner” in the works. But again reflected that the Duke’s exit wasn’t something that should come as a surprise given the structure of the show.

She told the Variety Awards Circuit Podcast: “The show centers around the Bridgertons and there are eight books. And I think maybe the fans of the books were more aware of that happening than the fans of the show. I think the fans of the books know that every season is about a different sibling.”

The Duchess’ presence is not the only thing returning either, with the same classical riffs on pop songs expected in the Bridgerton season 2 soundtrack too.

Will the Duke return to Bridgerton in the future?

All hope is not lost for fans of the Duke of Hastings, as Regé-Jean Page has not publicly ruled out a future return to Bridgerton. The actor was asked if he would make a cameo appearance in season two of the show or any other future seasons. To which he neither confirmed nor denied.

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“I couldn’t possibly tell you!” he said in an interview with GQ last September. “Isn’t there something wonderful about being surprised by what you weren’t suspecting?”

Page’s coyness certainly has us excited at the prospect of a future Duke re-appearance. But we guess all will be revealed in time.

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Costa Coffee announced that all their drinks are 50p until Thursday to celebrate their 50th birthday and the easing of lockdown restrictions.

With summer on the horizon, shops are already rallying to give us everything we need, from Morrisons’ BBQ food box to Lidl’s inflatable tent, which will be perfect for holidays and beach trips.

Now with the easing of restrictions as we move through the lockdown roadmap,  six people can meet outside, non-essential shops, outside cafes, and restaurants can open again, and Costa is celebrating in the best way. 

To celebrate the chain’s 50th birthday, which happily coincides with the opening of the shops, Costa has announced all their hot drinks are just 50p! From Tuesday the 13th of April till Thursday the 15th you can enjoy the discounts in all of Costa’s locations.

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Finding the healthiest yogurts is a difficult task, as many of the most famous brands come complete with hidden sugars and additives. 

Yogurts are already a staple in most people’s kitchens, as much like healthy cereal, they’re a quick and easy go-to for low-calorie breakfasts, dessert and afternoon snacks. But the debate around yogurt, everything from whether Greek yogurt is actually good for you to whether frozen yogurt is a good replacement for ice cream, carries on as myths around the food seem to be created and debunked almost every day.

To figure out the healthiest yogurts, we’ve ranked 17 different yogurts from best to worst. These rankings are based on the yogurts’ nutritional values per 100g, looking particularly at calories, sugar and salt content. Particularly high or low values are spotlighted throughout, so you can pick the yogurt that works best for you.

Healthiest yogurts at a glance

The healthiest yogurt overall is St Helen’s Farm Low Fat Goats Milk Yogurt. As well as having the lowest sugar content of all the yogurts we evaluated, it also has the second lowest calorie count (by only 2 calories). It also scores well in fat and saturated fat as it only has trace amounts.

Best yogurt overall: St Helen’s Farm Low Fat Goats Milk Yogurt

Best yogurt for sugar content: St Helen’s Farm Low Fat Goats Milk Yogurt

Best yogurt for saturated fat content: Danone Light and Free Greek Style Peach Passion Fruit Yogurt

Muller Crunch Corner Toffee Hoops comes in as our least healthiest yogurt overall. With 16.8g of sugar per portion, it also has the highest calorie content of all the yogurts we reviewed.

Worst yogurt overall: Muller Crunch Corner Toffee Hoops

Worst yogurt for sugar content: Total Greek 0% Fat Free Yogurt with Honey

Worst yogurt for saturated fat content: Perle de Lait Coconut Yoghurt

With the help of nutritionist Dr Sana Khan, we’ve compared different varieties of yogurt ranging from kids’ favourites like Munch Bunch and Petits Filous, well-known healthy yogurt brands like Onken and Danone, to other favourites like Greek yogurt, so you know which healthiest yogurts to bulk buy and those to leave on the shelf.

Healthiest yogurt with oats and blueberries

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Dr Sana Khan says, “Yoghurt is a great source of protein but I would recommend the ones that are not packed with sugar. The one rated the best here is the probiotic goats milk yoghurt, which is live and has less sugar. It contains just 3.1g sugar per serving and also contains live bacteria which may help improve your gut health.”

For an all round healthy breakfast, opt for a low-calorie Weetabix and a dollop of St Helen’s Farm Low Fat Goats Milk Yogurt.

Healthiest yoghurts ranked from best to worst

Healthiest yogurt overall and lowest in sugar: St Helen’s Farm Low Fat Goats Milk Yogurt

St Helen’s Farm Low Fat Goats Milk Yogurt, the healthiest yogurt

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Rating for calorie-counters: 8.5/10
Calories: 47kcal per 100g
Fat: 0.3g
Saturated Fat: 0.2g
Sugar: 3.9g
Salt: 0.2g
Price: £2.40 for 450g from Tesco

Verdict: Cow’s milk doesn’t necessarily agree with everyone’s skin and digestion, but nut milks (cashew, almond, coconut) can be expensive. Goats’ milk, however is relatively easy to find and easier on the purse, plus it’s not as allergenic at cow’s milk. St Helen’s Farm specialises in it and the yogurts are delicious. Plus they’re pretty good for us too. Two scoops of this with some berries in the morning and you’ll be ready for anything.

Dr Sana Khan says, “Goats milk generally can be better tolerated by our GI system. This yogurt also contains probiotic cultures.”

Rachel’s Greek Style Natural Yoghurt

Rachel's Organic Greek Style yogurt

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Rating for calorie-counters: 7/10
Calories: 109kcal per 100g
Fat: 8.3g
Saturated Fat: 5.2g
Sugar: 5.0g
Salt: 0.1g
Price: £1.30 for 450g at Sainsbury’s

Verdict: While Rachel’s contains a rather sizeable amount of fat, it has a much lower quantity of sugar than many of the other yoghurts available.

Dr Sana Khan says, “This yogurt is great for a snack as it helps support blood sugar levels. It’s not packed full of sugar and does contain some fat. You can add a portion of fresh fruit to this if you wish.”

Yeo Valley Organic Natural Probiotic Yogurt

Yeo Valley Organic Natural Probiotic Yogurt

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Rating for calorie-counters: 8/10
Calories: 82kcal per 100g
Fat: 4.5g
Saturated Fat: 2.9g
Sugar: 5.6g
Salt: 0.13g
Price: £2.80 for 1kg at Tesco

Verdict: Yeo Valley is almost as famous for its advert as it is for its yogurt. As nutritional ratings go, this is fairly middle of the road. It’s not particularly high in calories, fat or sugar as long as you’re strict on enjoying 100g only per serving. The range of flavours also makes this brand an all-round winner with the whole family.

Dr Sana Khan says, “This yogurt contains gut health supporting live bacteria! With plain yoghurt options you have the option of adding fruit to it to make it more filling and nutrient dense. The fruit flavoured options already have a lot of sugar to start off with so don’t recommend adding fruit to it.”

Actimel yogurts

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Rating for calorie-counters: 7/10
Calories: 76 kcal per 100g
Fat: 1.5 g
Saturated Fat: 1.0 g
Sugar: 12 g
Salt: 0.10 g
Price: £3.75 for 12 x 100g from Tesco

Verdict: The famous Actimel yogurt, advertised mainly to increase gut health, is low in calories, fat and saturated fat but very high in sugar. So while it’s a good one for people exclusively counting calories, it’s important to consider the impact of the 12g of sugar on your daily intake.

Best yogurt for low saturated fat: Danone Light and Free Greek Style Peach Passion Fruit Yogurt

Danone Light and Free Greek Style Peach Passion Fruit Yogurt, one of the healthiest yogurts

Credit: Sainsbury’s

Rating for calorie-counters: 8/10
Calories: 54 kcal per 100g
Fat: 0.1g
Saturated Fat: None
Sugar: 6.2g
Salt: 0.15g
Price: £2 for 4 x 115g from Tesco 

Verdict: With a low calorie count, low fat content, and super low amount of salt, the Danone Light & Free Peach and Passion Fruit yoghurt is one of the healthiest yoghurt choices you can make!

Dr Sana Khan says, “This yogurt is low in fat, has a reasonable sugar content and is low in calories. The only concern is it may not be as filling as other yogurts with more fat content. It’s a good idea to add some flaxseeds or chia seeds on top otherwise you may be hungry again just an hour after consuming.”

Alpro Soya Strawberry Yogurts

Alpro Soya Strawberry Yogurts

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Rating for calorie-counters: 6/10
Calories: 68 kcal per 100g
Fat: 2.1 g
Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
Sugar: 7.9 g
Salt: 0.23 g
Price: £1.60 for 500g from Tesco

Verdict: Soya is often considered a healthier alternative to fatty cow’s milk, however with 10g of sugar per 100g, Alpro’s soya yogurts aren’t as ‘healthy’ as we might have assumed. Saying this, they do taste incredible, we’d bet that even soya-phobes would enjoy one.

Dr Sana Khan says, “Soya makes this yogurt vegan and vegetarian friendly and claims to have good probiotic strains added to it. However, sugar content is pretty high at 10g per serving.”

Worst yogurt for saturated fat: Perle de Lait Coconut Yoghurt

Perle de Lait, one of the least healthiest yogurts

Credit: Sainsbury’s

Rating for calorie-counters: 4/10
Calories: 131kcal per 100g
Fat: 8.7g
Saturated Fat: 6.0g
Sugar: 7.9g
Salt: 0.12g
Price: £1.50 for 4 pots at Sainsbury’s

Verdict: With 163 calories, this is definitely one of the most calorific yogurts we tested – but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad. Its sugar content isn’t as high as some of the more kid-focused offerings, but it’s still up there among the highest. So while it may be deliciously creamy, the Perle de Lait coconut might not be the best choice if you’re after a healthy snack.

Dr Sana Khan says, “Sugar content is slightly less here which makes this an average option.”

Waitrose Natural Fat Free Fromage Frais

Waitrose Natural Fat Free Fromage Frais

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Rating for calorie-counters: 8/10
Calories: 50kcal per 100g
Fat: 0.1g
Saturated Fat: 0.1g
Sugar: 4.2g
Salt: 0.09g
Price: £1.20 for 500g from Waitrose

Verdict: This creamy Waitrose yoghurt has one of the lowest calorie counts of the lot, and very low amounts of fat and salt, making it one of the most healthiest yogurts available! It does have a significant amount of sugar however that you should be aware of.

Dr Sana Khan says, “I like this fromage frais – it can be used over a salad, on top of fruit, or even by itself. It’s filling, protein dense and not sugar laden.”

Best yogurt for low calories: Weight Watchers Summer Fruit Yogurts

Weight Watchers Summer Fruit Yogurts

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Rating for calorie-counters: 5/10
Calories: 45kcal per 100g – lowest calorie count!
Fat: 0.1g
Saturated Fat: None
Sugar: 5.5g
Salt: 0.15g
Price: £1 for 4 x 110g from Asda 

Verdict: True to the name, has come out on top with these tasty yogurts. Whether you’re looking to battle lockdown weight gain or simply want to lose a couple of pounds, these healthy yogurts are a great choice for a mid-morning or healthy afternoon snack.

Dr Sana Khan says, “Sugar content is quite high at 6.3g, even though the calories are on the lower end.”

Worst yogurt overall: Muller Crunch Corner Toffee Hoops

Muller Crunch Corner Toffee Hoops

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Rating for calorie-counters: 1/10
Cal: 144kcal per 100g – highest calorie count!
Fat: 5.2g
Saturated Fat: 3.3g
Sugar: 16.8g
Salt: 0.18g
Price: 50p for 130g pot from Tesco

Verdict: We don’t know a family who doesn’t like Muller Crunch Corner yogurts. Unfortunately with the highest amount of calories and sugar, these aren’t the healthiest yogurt, so one to save for a special treat.

Dr Sana Khan says, “Sugar laden, not so much yoghurt is often present in these Muller corners. “

Onken Cherry Yogurt

Onken Cherry Yogurt

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Rating for calorie-counters: 5/10
Calories: 100kcal per 100g
Fat: 2.7g
Saturated Fat: 1.7g
Sugar: 13g
Salt: 0.22g
Price: £1.30 for 450g from Tesco

Verdict: For flavour, this is without a doubt one of our favourite yogurts. However the calorie and sugar levels could leave a sour taste for those looking to lose weight. Rather than avoiding this altogether, we’ve been enjoying it on a Sunday morning as more of a treat than our usual healthy yogurt.

Spelga low fat bio yogurt

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Rating for calorie-counter: 4/10
Calories: 93kcal per 100g
Fat: 1.7g
Saturated Fat: 1.1g
Sugar: 13.0g
Salt: 0.10g
Price: 50p for 120g from Sainsbury’s – cheapest yogurt!

Verdict: While this yogurt pot is light on your purse, it might not help you lose as weight as fast as you’d like to due to the high levels of sugar. If you’re trying to budget don’t be deterred completely, just try to eat smaller quantities and mix with fresh fruit like blueberries.

Dr Sana Khan says, “Terms such as low fat and peach can falsify that this is a great weight loss healthy option. But this isn’t the case as the sugar content is not exactly low (13g per 100g).”

Worst yogurt for sugar content: Total Greek 0% Fat Free Yogurt with Honey

Total Greek 0% Fat Free Yogurt with Honey

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Rating for calorie-counters: 2/10
Calories: 106 kcal per 100g
Fat: None
Saturated Fat: None
Sugar: 18.8g – highest sugar amount!
Salt: 0.08g
Price: £1 for 170g from Tesco

Verdict: Despite containing only the tiniest trace of fat and saturated fat as it’s aptly named, Total Greek 0% Fat Free Yogurt with Honey has the highest amount of sugar in the seventeen yogurts we tested. However, Total is high in protein, so you’ll probably find it’ll satisfy you for longer than some other pots.

Dr Sana Khan says, “The fat free aspect is quite misleading. Often when fat is removed, it is replaced by sugar as is in this case. Making something low in fat isn’t necessarily healthier and in this case will be more of a reason to result in an insulin surge meaning you are likely to crave for another sugar rich food a few hours later.”

Danone Oykos Strawberry Yogurts

Danone Oykos Strawberry Yogurts

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Rating for calorie-counters: 3/10
Calories: 145kcal per 100g
Fat: 8.2g
Saturated Fat: 5.3g
Sugar: 14.2g
Salt: 0.13g
Price: £2.00 for 4 pots x 110g at Tesco

Verdict: Despite their fruit content, Danone aren’t the healthiest yogurts out there. Plus they’re not too friendly on the purse either. Save these for a once-in-a-while dessert, rather than a between-meal snack.

Dr Sana Khan says, “These do contain quite a bit of sugar. There is a protein content and fat content combined, then this should not cause an insulin surge and therefore from a ‘diet’ perspective, it isn’t the worst choice in terms of blood sugar balance. However, the sugars and fat present are far from ideal. The ‘fruit’ aspect may falsify this being a ‘healthy’ option.”

Wildlife Strawberry And Peach Fromage Frais

Wildlife Strawberry And Peach Fromage Frais

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Rating for calorie-counters: 5/10
Calories: 89kcal per 100g
Fat: 2.4g
Saturated Fat: 1.6g
Sugar: 10.0g
Salt: 0.13g
Price: £2 for 18 pots x 45g at Tesco

Verdict: These tasty little pots contain more sugar than you might expect so make sure they’re a treat rather than your regular go-to yogurt.

Dr Sana Khan says, “Kiddi’s targeted but not ideal for kids or adults because sugar isn’t ideal. But what is good is the portion size is smaller, it’s definitely a cheaper option compared to some of the others, fat content is average and per serving the calories is 95.”

Petits Filous Strawberry & Raspberry Fromage Frais

Petits Filous

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Rating for calorie-counters: 5/10
Calories: 86 kcal per 100g
Fat: 2.4g
Saturated Fat: 1.6g
Sugar: 9.4g
Salt: 0.12g
Price: £1.50 for 6 x 47G from Tesco 

Verdict: Who doesn’t love a mini pot of Petit Filous? While these yummy little pots aren’t the healthiest yogurts, they do have a high level of calcium and minimal salt content. If your little one is a fan, limit them to one pot every now and then rather than taking these yogurts out of their diet completely.

Dr Sana Khan says, “Sometimes in my opinion, when yoghurts are packaged in smaller portions, they may be better for someone who can easily indulge in a large family sized pot. It can help with portion control for those who are on a ‘diet’.”

Nestle Smarties Vanilla Split Pot Yogurt Dessert

Nestle Smarties Vanilla Split Pot Yogurt Dessert

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Rating for calorie-counters: 2/10
Calories: 135kcal per 100g
Fat: 5.5g
Saturated Fat: 3.4g
Sugar: 14.8g
Salt: 0.25g
Price: £2 for 6 x 107g from Iceland

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Verdict: If you’re looking for a treat and need a little hit of chocolate, this yogurt it great. It’s definitely not one of the healthiest yogurts on the list but it also isn’t the worst.

Dr Sana Khan says, “This yogurt is not necessarily the best or worst option. It does contain a whopping 15g of sugar, and the portion of yoghurt seems to be quite small therefore it isn’t ideal choice for kids or adults.”

Beef Fajitas | Mexican Recipes

Method. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a non-stick deep frying pan over a high heat, add the peppers and onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until charred, stirring occasionally, and remove. Add remaining oil and fry the steak for 2 minutes, turning once. Stir in the HP Guinness sauce, garlic, cumin, coriander, chilli powder and tomatoes and cook for ...

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Make these sizzling steak fajitas in less than 20 minutes for a tasty and fuss free meal the whole family will love – plus there’s only 418 calories per serving.

  • 11/2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 400g trimmed sirloin steaks, cut into thin strips
  • 4tbsp HP Guinness sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 11/2tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2tsp hot chilli powder (add more if you like it spicier)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 4 x 20cm flour tortillas, warmed
  • 4tbsp low fat natural yogurt
  • Salad, to serve
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a non-stick deep frying pan over a high heat, add the peppers and onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until charred, stirring occasionally, and remove.

  • Add remaining oil and fry the steak for 2 minutes, turning once.

  • Stir in the HP Guinness sauce, garlic, cumin, coriander, chilli powder and tomatoes and cook for 15 seconds before adding the vegetables back in and cook for a further minute.

  • Stir in the coriander and season before dividing between the warmed tortillas. Roll up and serve with yogurt and salad.

As an alternative, roll up the tortillas, place on a baking sheet, top with cheese and grill under golden

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8 of the best baby sleeping bags 2022 - for newborns to 18 months

05-02-2022 · Best baby sleeping bags Our testers found Snuzpouch’s Cloud Nine Sleeping Bag the best overall in terms of design, comfort and quality of fabric. Considering its mid-range price point, it feels amazing and comes with lots of design extras that you’d usually only see with premium baby sleeping bags. 1.

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Choosing the best sleeping bag for your baby won’t only help them sleep, it will help them sleep safely. And safe sleep for babies typically means better sleep for mums and dads.

A baby sleeping bag can be an important part of the solution to common baby sleep problems, whether you’re looking for the best baby sleeping bag to help your little one get to sleep or shopping around for something to help you tackle sleep regression.

When deciding on the right sleeping bag for your little one, you need to consider their age and weight, what temperature the room is, the sleeping bag’s TOG rating and what fabric it is made from. To help you make this very important decision, we asked parents with babies aged between seven and 16 months to put our pick of the best baby sleeping bags to the test to see how they fared.

Best baby sleeping bags 

Our testers found Snuzpouch’s Cloud Nine Sleeping Bag the best overall in terms of design, comfort and quality of fabric. Considering its mid-range price point, it feels amazing and comes with lots of design extras that you’d usually only see with premium baby sleeping bags.

1. Best baby sleeping bag overall: Baby Snuzpouch Cloud Nine Sleeping Bag 

An innovative design, perfect for night-time nappy changes

Snuzpouch Sleeping bag

Credit: Snuzpouch

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | TOG: 2.5 | Suitable from: 6-18m

Pros Cons
✅ Unisex print
✅ Clever Innovations
✅ Pretty print
❌None 

VIEW AT SNUZ | £29.95

This baby sleeping bag has it all: clever design features, a sophisticated print and soft, high-quality cotton. Our tester Darryl couldn’t stop raving about it when she used it on her daughter Cole. ‘Over the years I have used numerous sleeping bags as my babies grow and the seasons change, and this one really has everything a parent or caregiver could want in one small bag.’

For younger babies, there are poppers around the shoulders and down the body of the bag so you can replicate the snug fit they’re used to in a swaddle. There’s also a handy, curving zip that allows for speedy midnight nappy changes that don’t wake your little one. Our tester described doing this as ‘a cinch’ compared to the usual rigmarole.

The ‘Cloud Nine’ white and grey print will have wide appeal and works well whatever the shade of your nursery or bedlinen. It also has the bonus of being unisex. This bag feels as good as it looks: 100% cotton is gentle on your baby’s vulnerable skin, and you can tell the quality by its softness.

Considering the design extras you get with this bag, it’s been exceptionally well priced and definitely raises the bar when it comes to mid-range sleeping bags, which is why we’ve named it the Best Baby Sleeping Bag Overall. ‘The price tag is a little more than what I would consider budget,’ said Darryl but she says you won’t regret spending on this.

Read our Snuzpouch sleeping bag review.

2. Best premium baby sleeping bag: Superlove Merino Secret Garden Sleeping Bag

A merino sleeping bag that will last them from newborn till two years

Superlobve Merino Baby Sleeping Bag

Credit: Superlove Merino

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | TOG: 3.5 | Suitable from: 0-24m

Pros Cons
✅ Luxury fabric
✅ Clever Innovations
✅ Wide age range
❌ Pricey but an investment buy  

VIEW AT SUPERLOVE MERINO | £82.00

Merino is renowned for how warm it is, and you can feel the quality of this luxury sleeping bag from your first touch. Soft and smooth, this Superlove Merino bag will keep your baby cosy, no matter the weather outside or how draughty it gets inside. ‘This bag was so effective at keeping my little one toasty, I was able to turn off the extra radiator I have in her room,’ said our tester Charlotte Clarke. ‘Even Adelaide’s hands were warm after she’d snuggled up in this for an hour’s nap.’

Not only does this sleeping bag feel good; it looks lovely too with a dark green floral print that has a stylish, vintage feel and is a bit of a departure from the usual pattern you find on baby sleeping products.

Thanks to a plethora of design features, such as an adjustable length and arm holes, this sleeping bag has been created to last from newborn through to two years. It also has a hole through which you can fasten a pushchair belt so you can keep them snug even on those long, wintry walks.

This Superlove Merino Sleeping Bag has been named the Best Premium Baby Sleeping Bag for the fineness of the luxury merino wool and the clever extras that it comes with. ‘I’d recommend this to my friends and say not to be put off by the high price point,’ said Charlotte. ‘It’s a large initial outlay but then you’ve got a sleeping bag for two years that is just the most amazing quality.’

Read our Superlove Merino Secret Garden Sleeping Bag review.

3. Best budget baby sleeping bag: JoJo Maman Bébé Zebra Print Sleeping Bag

A lightweight baby sleeping bag with a jazzy unisex print

Jojo Maman Bebe Sleeping Bag

Credit: Jojo Maman Bebe

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | TOG: 1 | Suitable from: 6-18m

Pros Cons
✅ Unisex print
✅ Affordable
✅ Good summer option
❌ Unsuitable for very cold weather 

VIEW AT JOJO MAMAN BEBE | £26

Jojo Maman Bébé’s Zebra Print Baby Sleeping Bag has the most vibrant design on our list. Babies are attracted to the zesty colour and sweet zebra print with our tester saying that her baby noticed it straight away. ‘I have a friend who loves bright colours and fun prints for her baby, so I’ve suggested this bag to her as a lot of other bags have much more subtle and pared back designs.’ Our reviewer Hollie also liked the fact that the bag was unisex: ‘It would make a lovely present at a baby shower for someone who’s not finding out the sex of their baby or simply for parents who don’t want to go down the pink or blue route.’ The bag is fitted so that it’s narrower at the top but flares out at the bottom, allowing babies space to kick their legs and move around freely.

The bag is best used in the summer or in a home that has the heating up high as it’s only 1.5 TOG. ‘My Victorian cottage isn’t warm enough in autumn or winter to use this bag overnight, so I just used it for Margot’s day naps when I could control the warmth of the room. She was quite happy in it though and slept soundly for the duration of her nap,’ said Hollie.

This bag has been named Best Budget Baby Sleeping Bag as it is good quality and has a classic design at an affordable price. It doesn’t have clever openings and features like more premium products but those come with a higher price tag.

Read our  Jojo Maman Bebe sleeping bag review

4. The Little Green Sheep Organic Baby Sleeping Bag

An organic linen-cotton sleeping bag that keeps your baby snug

Little Green Sheep Sleeping bag

Credit: Little Green Sheep

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | TOG: 2.5 | Suitable from: 6-18m

Pros Cons
✅ Environmentally friendly
✅ Unisex print
✅ Adjustable arm holes
❌ Colour isn’t for everyone
❌ Pricey but an investment buy

VIEW AT LITTLE GREEN SHEEP | £39.95

This sleeping bag from The Little Green Sheep uses all organic and natural fabrics. It’s made from a breathable linen-cotton blend which has been quilted for a snug, cosy feel. Our tester Darryl was a huge fan of the under-arm poppers which allow you to fit the bag perfectly to your baby’s body. ‘It’s a feature I believe makes for a super sound night’s sleep,’ she said. There are also poppers on the shoulders so you can easily slip your baby in and out. ‘The shoulder poppers are nice and wide, so you don’t have to grope around trying to find the front and back to pop together – really handy if you’re taking baby out of it in the middle of the night,’ said Darryl.

This sleeping bag comes in a neutral honey shade which would look lovely and warm in a nursery with a neutral colour scheme but out of place in one that was pink. Darryl admitted she didn’t like how the sleeping bag looked and felt (‘more rough than fluff’) at first but after using the sleeping bag a few times, realised that you shouldn’t be swung by first impressions. ‘A lot of my NCT friends are pregnant or have recently welcomed their second, and I’ve recommended this bag for the new bubbas,’ she said.

This is a premium sleeping bag but makes a nice gift for someone who likes a neutral colour palette or doesn’t know the gender of their baby.

Read our The Little Green Sheep Organic Baby Sleeping Bag review.

5. Baby Mori Clever Sleeping Bag

Made from organic cotton, this luxurious sleeping bag comes with lots of innovative extras.

Baby Mori Clever Sleeping Bag

Credit: Baby Mori

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | TOG: 2.5 | Suitable from: 0-24m

Pros Cons
✅ Environmentally friendly
✅ Innovative design
✅ Wide age range
❌ Pricey but an investment buy

VIEW AT BABY MORI | £69.50

The Baby Mori Clever Sleeping Bag looks and feels luxurious. The two-tone design comes in a range of colours but we tested the pink which was delicate in shade and very subtle. Our tester thought the quality of the cotton was amazing and was pleased that it was organic and environmentally friendly. ‘As a mother I find I worry quite a lot about the impact I’m having on the planet with so many nappies and all the plastic toys we have, so knowing that this sleeping bag is made from sustainably sourced organic cotton and the company’s manufacturing methods are environmentally conscious just made this sleeping bag even better in my mind,’ Hollie said.

As the name suggests, this bag comes with lots of added extras which you don’t find on lots of other sleeping bags. These include adjustable length and arms, meaning that it will grow with your child and a hole for a pushchair belt. ‘I’ve never thought to use a sleeping bag in a pushchair for a daytime nap, but it really makes sense in the winter or when you’re travelling somewhere and want your baby to be cosy enough for a long sleep,’ said Hollie. ‘Because she was in her useful sleeping bag that she associates with her nighttime sleep she went down to sleep in the buggy like a dream without even needing to be rocked or walked around.’

While the product might be on the pricey side, Hollie said she thought it was worth it. ‘I have recommended it to a couple of friends with new babies as I think the fact it lasts from 9lbs up until two years is brilliant and it’s such a lovely quality product to put your baby in to sleep.’

Read our full Baby Mori Clever Sleeping Bag review.

6. The White Company Pink Cloud Sleeping Bag

100% organic cotton, a classic design and a little bit of luxury.

The Little White Company

Credit: The Little White Company

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | TOG: 1 | Suitable from: 6-18m

Pros Cons
✅ Environmentally friendly
✅ Luxury fabric
✅ Washes well
❌ Pricey but an investment buy

VIEW AT THE WHITE COMPANY | £30

The Little White Company Pink Cloud Sleeping Bag creates the perfect mood for getting your little one down at night. While it doesn’t have any particularly hi-tech extras, this sleeping bag is all about the quality of the fabric; it’s made from 100% organic and sustainable cotton, making it soft on a baby’s vulnerable skin. Our tester Darryl said she loved cuddling up with her little one while she wore it because it was ‘super soft to touch for baby and mummy.’ This helps a baby to relax, gently easing them into a deep sleep.

As you’d expect from a Little White Company product, this baby sleeping bag comes with an adorable print – pink and white, fluffy clouds – that will look lovely in your baby’s nursery.  ‘It’s soft and silky, it moves beautifully, it looks pretty, and it washes well,’ said our tester Darryl, who noted that there was no bobbling when it came out of the machine. The sleeping bag’s design isn’t complicated and it’s easy to use with a double zip for quick night-time nappy changes.

While its price tag is on the high side, Darryl said it’s definitely worth the extra – whether you’re buying it for your baby or as a gift. ‘This is a luxury buy, costing two times what some other sleeping bags retail for, but if you’re prepared to spend the money, you’ll be rewarded.’ As it uses such high-quality cotton and washes so well, you’ll be able to pass this on to future siblings or friends’ babies once you’ve finished with it.

Read our full The White Company Pink Cloud Sleeping Bag review.

7. The Original Grobag Ollie the Owl Sleepbag

A great all-rounder, mid-range sleeping bag

Grobag Sleeping Bag

Credit: Grobag

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | TOG: 2.5 | Suitable from: 6-18m

Pros Cons
✅ Soft, cosy fabric
✅ Unisex print
✅ A great starter sleeping bag

VIEW AT TOMMEE TIPPEE | £25.49

The Original Grobag Ollie The Owl Sleeping Bag is a great starter sleeping bag for young babies moving on from swaddling. Its design differs from many others on the market as it is secure and cosy around the chest and has a diagonal zip which ends under the chin. Also, there aren’t any poppers. ‘One of my favourite features of this bag is the shape,’ said our tester Hollie who initially had misgivings about the unusual zip design and lack of popper fastenings.

The bag is warm, cosy and made from a fleecy 100% cotton. ‘I found that at 2.5 tog it kept her extremely toasty, which is something I really look for in a sleeping bag as we live in a fairly old house,’ said our tester Hollie. There’s plenty of room for growth as the bag is generous in length and Hollie thought it would last Margot well past 18 months, making it a great option for any parents with particularly tall babies.

It has a sweet design and babies can play with the owl’s applique ears and feet which stick out. With a neutral grey colour, it’s great for those who love unisex designs and it’s easy to match to just about any nursery colour scheme.

With a mid-range price point, this is the perfect all-rounder sleeping bag for those who want quality but aren’t interested in premium fabrics or added extras.

Read our full Original Grobag Ollie the Owl Sleepbag review.

8. Aden and Anais Now & Zen Sleeping Bag

This luxury muslin sleeping bag makes a fantastic summer option

Aden and Anais Sleeping Bag

Credit: Aden & Anais

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | TOG: 1 | Suitable from: 6-18m

Pros Cons
✅ Luxury fabric
✅ Unisex print
Good summer option
❌ Pricey but an investment buy
Not suitable for cold temperatures

VIEW AT ADEN & ANAIS £39.95

Aden & Anais’ Now & Zen Sleeping Bag is the perfect solution for what to put your baby in once temperatures start to soar. It’s often harder to cool things down and get your baby to sleep in the summer than it is to warm them up in the winter, and this sleeping bag offers a ‘light-touch’ bedding option when everything else is too bulky. ‘I often put Adelaide to bed in just a nappy when it gets really hot, so I need some sort of covering for her still,’ said our reviewer Charlotte. ‘The muslin on this sleeping bag is light and breathable so I felt really confident that she wouldn’t overheat in it.’

Parents will approve of the tasteful grey koala print while babies will love how soft the muslin feels. This is especially important as it’s likely they will be wearing very little or even just a nappy underneath. The design of this sleeping bag is relatively standard with a single central zip but you’re paying for the softness and quality of the 100% cotton muslin rather than clever extras. ‘If you’re off somewhere hot on holiday, don’t fly off without this sleeping bag. You won’t regret it,’ said Charlotte.

Read our Aden & Anais Now & Zen Baby Sleeping Bag review.

How to choose the best baby sleeping bag for you

Baby sleeping bags are used from between three and six months until babies are around 18 months and can transition to having a duvet. Sleeping bags have many benefits: they are a simple way of allowing a baby to stay at a constant temperature; they can’t be kicked off or get tangled up in like a blanket, but they also allow a baby to have some freedom of movement, unlike a swaddle. There’s the added bonus that, should you need to feed your baby or transport them somewhere at night, you don’t need to take them out of their sleeping bag but can simply carry them in it.

It’s important that you always choose a sleeping bag that’s made of a breathable fabric, such as cotton, muslin, bamboo or merino. Avoid manmade fabrics that might make your baby overheat. In terms of size, use your baby’s age and weight as a guide. ‘When looking for a good fit, check arm holes are snug so baby can’t get their hands inside. Most good baby bags come with additional fasteners so the sleeping bags can grow with them. Neck holes should be comfortable so they don’t rub but snug enough that baby can’t get their head inside, as this can be a safe sleep hazard,’ say Cat Cubie and Sarah Carpenter of The Sleep Mums. ‘Think practical rather than (just!) pretty. There are lots of cute designs out there, but do they fulfil your needs? Make sure it fits your baby now but seek out ones that can also grow with your baby for longevity. We really love sleeping bags with zips, not only are they better to keep baby in, they’re usually easier for tired parents too!’

When should you start putting a baby in a sleeping bag?

This is determined by the size of your baby but usually happens between three and six months when they start to move around more in their cot and feel restricted in a swaddle. ‘I would recommend that parents begin the transition to a sleeping bag around eight weeks by introducing a half swaddle (under your baby’s arms) to fully prepare your baby to sleeping in a sleeping bag around three months. The half swaddle will help your baby once the startle reflex disappears around twelve weeks,” says Vickie Bowles of The Baby Academy. You may have a few disturbed nights, but your baby will quickly get used to the new sleeping arrangements and being put in her sleeping bag will even signal to them that it is night-time.

What TOG should a baby sleeping bag be?

When choosing a TOG, the temperature of the room they are sleeping in should be your main guide. It’s worth investing in a room thermometer or Groegg to determine this as it can vary from day to day and whether you have the central heating turned up high.

You always need to check that your baby isn’t too hot (do this by feeling their neck) or too cold (check their hands) but the below is a good guide.

Room under 14 degrees: Use a 3.5 TOG, with a cotton bodysuit and sleepsuit. Room under 16 degrees: Use a 2.5 TOG bag with a cotton bodysuit and sleepsuit. Room at 17-21 degrees: Use a 2.5 TOG with a cotton bodysuit. Room at 22 to 25 degrees: Use a lightweight 1.5 TOG with a cotton bodysuit.

Room above 25 degrees: Use a 0.5 TOG sheet or muslin bag and a short-sleeved bodysuit.

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