The No Diet Zone! Treats from Marks & Spencer to Get You Through Miserable January from The World of Kitsch.

This is a healthy eating free zone! We all are aware from 1st January tv ads bombard us with guilt for over eating during the holiday season. So for me to do a blog post with Marks and Spencer's healthy eating range, or feature lots of fresh fruit and veg and recipes would just mirror a thousand other blogs & featurettes you've read this fortnight.

So instead I approached picking this week's M&S goodies with the mind set that seeing it's gloomy, old January, what would I like as a treat to brighten my day? Here are some ideas from the Food Hall. Don't deprive yourself during the most miserable month of the year, follow my lead and tuck in!

 £1.85 per litre

£1.85 per litre

The classic sweets range of fizzy drinks are bang on the money, taste-wise. I also was tempted by the still pear juice and couldn't resist the tin of the lemon shortbread, which would make a lovely little gift for £3.

 £2.50 pear juice, £3 tin

£2.50 pear juice, £3 tin

The very opposite of restriction and dieting- an all butter Belgian waffle with some posh chocolate.

 waffles £2, chocolate bars £2 each

waffles £2, chocolate bars £2 each

Healthy admittedly, but not plain by anyone's standard, sushi rolls and calamari snack.

 sushi £3.50, prawn dip £2.50

sushi £3.50, prawn dip £2.50

Sprucefield M&S had lots of these exquisite cheese truffles left, but your own local store may not, as technically they were party food for the new year. If you can get a pack, do. The beetroot cheese is especially divine. I also like the look of the healthy eating Beetroot and Goats cheese salad.

 Cheese £2.50, snack £3

Cheese £2.50, snack £3

Hands up if you got yourself a serious cheese habit over Christmas? I'm not going cold turkey, instead I picked the cheddar with smoked tomatoes and Cornish cove with chilli.

 £2.50 each

£2.50 each

Facebook has gone a little juicing crazy this January, but you can buy 3 bottles for £5 in M&S and never go near a juicer. The clementine juice tastes exactly like the little orange treasures Santa leaves you. Delicious.

 3 for £5

3 for £5

Mealwise I liked the look of these Chinese dishes.

 £3.50 £4.25

£3.50 £4.25

Sometimes when you look in the sleeve there isn't much that resembles the photo on the cover of your meal, but I was pleased to see lots of fish in both these dishes.

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One of my son's favourite treats, he just loves dough balls.

 £2

£2

I'm a sucker for anything vanilla if I see little black pod speckles in it. I expected this to taste just like icecream, but it doesn't. 

 £1.90

£1.90