• healthy banana oat flapjacks
18 Feb, 2016

Healthy banana flapjacks

By |February 18th, 2016|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Who can't resist a flapjack?  That oaty texture and full whack of sugar from brown sugar and golden syrup as a kid has certain comforting memories.  Well, stop a second...Why can't you still have that, but a healthy version with a twist (without all those empty calories and sugar), but just as tasty. Yes, this [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • super healthy rusks (beskuit) on a plate
11 Feb, 2016

Super healthy rusks (free-from)

By |February 11th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

I love South African rusks (not to be confused with baby rusks in the UK & Ireland), but they are not on my radar with my careful eating, so I wanted to try and find a way of still enjoying a rusk or two.  The traditionalists out there might scoff.  But, with the help of [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • chocolate courgette traybake plate
22 Aug, 2015

Chocolate courgette tray-bake

By |August 22nd, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Chocolate courgette tray-bake - While this cake might sound strange, it is lovely and moist from the courgette, just like a carrot cake. For the more health conscious, the recipe can be adapted as a 'free from' bake. - eggs (beaten), sunflower or vegetable oil (or coconut oil), almond milk, xylitol (or sugar), plain flour [...]

  • banana bread loaf
14 Aug, 2015

Fantastic banana bread

By |August 14th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Fantastic banana bread - This banana bread loaf is so light and moist and so good served with a cup of tea, as an afternoon snack or for lunch and under 250 calories per slice it is perfect for those who want a treat, but are counting calories. - unsalted butter (softened), xylitol (or caster [...]

  • beetroot chocolate cake
21 May, 2015

Beetroot and chocolate cake

By |May 21st, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Beetroot and chocolate cake - Dark, moist and fudgey chocolate with the added health benefits of beetroot. This indulgent but healthier cake utilises ground almonds, coconut oil/sugar and is vegetarian, wheat and dairy free. Great served with crème fraîche or cream. - cooked beetroot, ground almonds, milk drinking chocolate, baking powder (gluten free), salt, coconut [...]

  • amaretti biscuits
3 May, 2015

Amaretti

By |May 3rd, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Amaretti - Amaretti is the Italian name for macaroons, which means little bitter things. Originating in Venice Italy during the renaissance period, these almond biscuits are crisp on the outside and slightly chewy inside. - ground almonds, icing sugar (sifted), egg (white only), almond extract, flaked almonds (blanched for decoration (optional)), Preheat the oven to [...]

  • banana fruit bread (free-from)
1 May, 2015

Banana fruit bread (free-from)

By |May 1st, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Banana fruit bread - This healthy, low calorie version of banana bread with added coconut, mixed spice and sultanas. The recipe is wheat, gluten and dairy free and low sugar (processed sugar free). - rice flour, coconut oil, xylitol (or 10g stevia), sultanas, eggs, ripe bananas (small-medium), cornflour (organic, gluten free), desiccated coconut, ground almonds, [...]

  • skinny banana bread
17 Feb, 2015

Skinny banana bread

By |February 17th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Skinny banana bread - Low fat version of the delicious banana bread. I've cut down the flour with almonds and replaced the butter with yoghurt. A filling, morning treat with tea or coffee. - wholemeal flour, ground almonds, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, ripe bananas (mashed), stevia (or 4 tbsp agave syrup), fat free greek [...]