Why hello there summer, do I have the perfect accompaniment for you. These icey poles are life and have i fact been saving my life for weeks now. They’re so simple to make and taste amazing. Like a mango Weiss bar but better. Well I think they’re better, and they’re also better for you.
I totally get that Christmas is a time of indulgence for all of us and I am by no means suggesting you overhaul your whole Christmas tradition and make it a ‘healthy’ Christmas because Christmas isn’t unhealthy, it’s a time to celebrate with your loved ones and share traditions, gifts and food. It’s not a time to be worrying about calories. Then again I don’t think any day is a day to worry about calories! That said, you can include a few things that are a little lighter to mix things up, lighter but still super delicious and this little collection ticks those boxes big time. From gluten free, to dairy free, to just wholesome there’s something for everyone,
It’s December so you know what that means: Christmas baking! I like to mix it up with old favourites and healthier takes on old favourites. These crispy gingerbread cookies have a hint of chocolate, lots of spice and are low in both fat and sugar in comparison to a regular cookie. They’re also gluten free if you’re into that sort of thing;)
This week has been HOT and I am loving it… mostly! I’m also kind of dying by the time I walk home from work in the afternoon and in need of something super refreshing. So this week instead of new recipes (because to be honest I’ve had so little time in the last fortnight I haven’t been able to do the final test on anything) I’ve put a joyful little list together for my fellow down under peeps. All the healthier treats to stock your freezer with, or make in mere moments on a hot day. Yay!
Oh yeah. These are happening. They’re like a a coconut rough cupcake but with green vegetables in them. Yesss please. Don’t freak out about the vegetable content, it’s there to give texture and zucchini is so mild and slightly sweet so it’s a totally fine thing to put in your baked goods. No more zany than carrot cake. So if you can get around carrot cake, you can get around these.
This recipe makes a mini bathc of muffins, just 6 of these special delicious beauties and there’s good reason for that. They’re best eaten the day you make them. Having one fresh from the oven is pretty much a must as they’re super light and airy. They’re alos amazing as part of a brunch spread if you’re the kind of person who has friends over for breakfast. Those kinds of people are great (note to all friends, have me over for breakfast please).
These babies are made with all the gut friendly things, the main ingredients are kefir and golden flaxseed flour. Okay, so now these sound like health but trust me, they are legit the tastiest fluffiest most amazing pikelets (or drop scones for you North Americans). They puff up and are so light and airy you’ll want to eat the whole batch.
This cobbler is sort of like a skillet self saucing pudding. It’s grain free and low in sugar thanks to being mostly sweetened with banana. It’s also rich chocolatey goodness and I’m all about that. Keep reading if you are too!
This is lower in fat and higher in fibre and omega 3’s than your regular dessert, plus it’s super easy and totally delicious. You make it in a pan and it’s on the table in 25 minutes. What could be better?
Dessert for breakfast? Or breakfast for dessert? Whatever your preference this vegan French toast will keep you happy. I’m not vegan and I’m still a big fan because it’s a little bit lighter than the traditional variety, the bread gets crisp and it’s lightly flavoured with the natural sweetness of the vanilla and cinnamon it’s soaked in.