It can be difficult to find sugar free savoury snacks that are healthy so when I saw this Olive Tapenade in Tescos I thought that would make a nice snack to keep me going in the afternoon. As a busy mum of 3 sometimes I don’t have time to make my own recipes and I know this is the case for everyone out there so I like to find quick and tasty alternatives for us. If you would like to make your own, however see below a great recipe. Kalamata olives are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, which helps to lower your cholesterol levels. Monounsaturated fats differ from saturated fats, which are found in animal-based sources and can raise cholesterol levels. You can also benefit from the vitamin E in kalamata olives as it acts as an antioxidant by reducing the effect of harmful free radicals in your body, and helps protect your heart and joints. Olives are great liver cleansers so perfect for nourishing the fat burning organ.