• low calorie italian meringue icing
14 Feb, 2016

Apricot, cinnamon and olive oil cupcakes

By |February 14th, 2016|Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

These cupcakes 'under the bonnet' are healthy versions of cupcakes, without scrimping on taste.  I have replaced butter with yoghurt and rapeseed oil and replaced refined sugar with xylitol (natural sugar alternative) and reduced flour by 50 per cent, replacing it with ground almonds.  As for the icing, I've used an Italian meringue style frosting [...]

  • baked chocolate, banana & vanilla muffins
6 Feb, 2016

Chocolate, banana & vanilla muffins

By |February 6th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Chocolate, banana & vanilla muffins - Using my tried and tested healthy muffin base mix, I've created muffins from my favourite flavours. I have used raw cocoa (doesn't have added sugar) and like dark chocolate, coconut sugar instead of processed, refined cane sugar, balanced with natural sugar from the banana. This also bulks out the [...]

  • cinnamon, oat and raisin muffins
4 Feb, 2016

Apple, cinnamon & sultana muffins

By |February 4th, 2016|Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Apple, cinnamon & sultana muffins - Taking my healthy muffin base mix, I've created the classic flavour combo of apple, cinnamon and sultanas. I choose sultanas over raisins as they are plumper, have more sweetness, yet less sugar. For the final touch and for added texture, I sprinkle rolled oats on top, before baking (omit [...]

  • protein rich overnight oats with apple and hazelnuts
2 Feb, 2016

Protein rich overnight oats

By |February 2nd, 2016|Breakfast, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Prep for breakfast the night before, for a stress-free start to your working day.  Cinnamon and spices, with a hazelnut crust topping (enjoy autumn flavours all year round).  Protein and calcium rich almond milk and fat-free greek yoghurt, paired with fibre-rich oats makes this one satisfying breakfast combination.Protein rich overnight oats - - porridge oats [...]

  • low calorie lemon drizzle cake
5 Dec, 2015

Light lemon drizzle cake

By |December 5th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Light lemon drizzle cake - A lighter version of the ever popular lemon drizzle cake. The version drops the butter in favour of rapeseed oil and fat free yoghurt, making it lower in saturated fat and carbs. - self raising flour, baking powder, ground almonds, polenta, lemons (finely grated), golden caster sugar, rapeseed oil, eggs, [...]

  • raspberry and almond muffins
17 Sep, 2015

Basic healthy muffin mixture

By |September 17th, 2015|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Basic healthy muffin mixture - Here I've created a basic and easy 'base' recipe for healthy (some call them skinny) muffins around 200cal per muffin. You can adapt this to be sweet or savoury and use whatever fruit or vegetables you wish. Eat these as a breakfast alternative, a healthy snack or something a little [...]

  • healthy plum and cinammon muffins
25 Aug, 2015

Healthy plum and cinnamon muffins

By |August 25th, 2015|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

I was looking for a healthy recipe where I could use up an abundance of plums.  I have a weekly home delivery of fruit and vegetables and just haven't had time to use up the fruit.  If you have other leftover fruit, such as apples, blueberries or raspberries, they would also make delicious muffins.Healthy plum [...]

  • triple berry blast smoothie
7 Jan, 2015

Triple berry blast smoothie

By |January 7th, 2015|Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Smoothies & Juices, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|3 Comments

Triple berry blast smoothie - Great starter if you've never made a smoothie before. Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are my preferred choice. Mixed with greek yoghurt, apple/orange juice, a banana and a touch of honey/ginger and voila! - mixed summer berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or others), water, banana (chopped), fat free natural greek yoghurt, agave [...]