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Category: Snacks

No added sugar mincemeat

Posted on: 20th December 2015

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As you know from my previous post, I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes recently. I really wondered initially how I would cope with drastically cutting down my sugar intake (here I’m referring to added sugar rather than sugar naturally found in fruit and dairy products), especially with Christmas round the corner. I LOVE mince pies, especially ...
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How to make your mince pies healthier

Posted on: 2nd December 2014

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The countdown to Christmas has begun… now don’t get me wrong, I love a good mince pie. However, if like me you are partial to more than one, or they play a regular part in your December diet, then why not have a go at making your own mince pies with a healthier twist? Here are a few tips to ...
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Courgette and Caramelized Onion Bread

Posted on: 27th May 2014

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Here is my courgette bread recipe – easy and simple – perfect for a first time bread baker – and doesn’t even require a bread maker machine. I must admit it was a touch time consuming, what with all the proving time, but the result was well worth the wait. I made this as an ...
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Apricot Coconut & linseed flapjacks

Posted on: 29th April 2014

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Today, I wanted to make a healthier version of traditional flapjacks, and I had some milled linseeds in the cupboard that I’ve been wanting to try for a while. I found my milled linseeds in Lidl. They also contain 7% sesame, and 3% mixture of banana powder, freeze dried cranberry powder and freeze dried blueberry powder (but ...
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Pancake Day Ideas

Posted on: 3rd March 2014

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Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day is here! This is one of our favourite food celebrations as a family. Pancakes are great – a perfect savoury snack, a healthy dessert (depending on your choice of filling or course!) or an alternative lunch. They are also great for weaning babies and children because if you make them ...
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