Chocolate Protein Chia Pudding

This chocolate protein chia pudding is the perfect prepare-ahead-of-time breakfast on busy mornings. A fuss-free breakfast that's healthy, balanced and tastes like a dessert! If you've been following me for a while, you'll know I'm a big chocaholic. Most of my dessert and snack recipes feature chocolate. I'm not sure when the obsession started, because growing up in Iraq, chocolate was very rarely eaten in my household, or in general. What I remember used to be referred to as 'chocolate bars' were cheap chocolate dipped biscuit wafers. When I say cheap, I mean the chocolate was so thin, you could actually see the wafer pattern underneath. There was barely any chocolate on them!  Maybe that's why I'm so obsessed with [...]

Healthy Pistachio Date Cake

This healthy pistachio date cake is made with better-for-you ingredients that will nourish your body, but it also tastes good! What more can you ask for in a dessert? This healthy pistachio date cake is inspired by the blueberry breakfast cake that I posted last month. I was so pleased with the way it turned out, both texture and taste, especially considering it was made with wholesome ingredients and had 13g protein per serving!  I wanted to create another version with Middle Eastern flavours I grew up eating in Iraq. Cardamom, pistachio and dates are staples in Arabic cuisine, especially in desserts (but also savoury dishes!). When you combine all three flavours together you get the most delicious and moreish [...]

Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Cake

This healthy blueberry breakfast cake is my new favourite way to start the day. Who said you can't have cake for breakfast? Packed with 20g protein, 5g of fibre as well as essential nutrients, antioxidants and healthy fats. It also tastes absolutely delicious!  What makes this healthy blueberry breakfast cake a good option for breakfast? This cake is much lighter than your average cake with less sugar, more protein and nutrients/antioxidants. It's packed with good-for-you ingredients that you would usually associate with a healthy breakfast like oats, almonds, yoghurt, eggs, peanut butter and blueberries.  As well as protein, this healthy blueberry breakfast cake also offers 5g of fibre and probiotics in the yoghurt to help feed your gut microbiome and [...]

How to make Tahini (Easy Homemade Tahini Recipe)

Have you ever tried making your own tahini? This easy homemade tahini recipe is so simple and you only need 2 ingredients to make it - tahini and oil. The only equipment you need is a food processor and the blending will only take 5 minutes! The results is a super runny and delicious tahini that's better than most jars you buy from the supermarket!  If you've followed me for a while, you'll know my deep love and obsession with tahini. It's a big part of my heritage, culture and childhood. We didn't have much growing up. Even snacks were limited, but we always had a jar of tahini in the cupboard. The only snack I remember having was dipping [...]

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pudding (High Protein/Healthy)

This chocolate cottage cheese pudding makes a tasty make-ahead-of-time breakfast option or even a healthy dessert! Packed with 42g protein per serving and you only need 6 ingredients to make it!  I'm new to the cottage cheese game. For a very long time I avoided eating dairy all together since I linked it to my IBS and eczema flare-ups. I started reintroducing it back into my diet last year and to my surprise I haven't had any negative side affects. Looking back I wonder whether I ever had an adverse reaction to dairy.  I now know my IBS is usually triggered by things like stress and lack of sleep, rather than any one ingredient I consume in isolation. I also [...]

3-Ingredient Apricot Coconut Balls

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than these 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls! Made with only a few simple ingredients, these balls are not only tasty but also a nutritious snack or healthier dessert option. It hit me recently that I've never used dried apricots in any of my creations before. I used to eat dried apricots a lot when I went through my fad diet phase. I was a big yo-yo dieter before I studied nutrition and improved my relationship with food and my body. I remember one of the big things at the time was to snack on dried apricots instead of sweets/desserts to help kerb sweet [...]

Pistachio Overnight Oats

These pistachio overnight oats are my current favourite breakfast. Creamy blended overnight oats flavoured with pistachio & packed with 29g protein & 8g fibre per serving! Topped with pistachios and pomegranate for some crunch + extra goodness.  In the world of breakfast options, overnight oats have gained immense popularity for their convenience as well as health benefits. To top it off, there are endless flavour combinations to experiment with so you never get bored. I feel like I'm having a new breakfast every single day. Packed with flavour, texture, plus a host of health benefits, these oats are a great way to kickstart your day. Overnight oats are generally known for their nutritional value - this pistachio overnight oats recipe [...]

Vegan & Gluten-free Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

This vegan & gluten-free chocolate hazelnut granola makes a great delicious and crunchy breakfast that you can make ahead of time. I love making a big batch to enjoy throughout the week as a speedy breakfast or a scrumptious snack.  Why I love making this vegan & gluten-free chocolate hazelnut granola: I like to make a big batch of granola every now and then to have in my cupboard whenever I need a speedy breakfast. Pour some granola into a bowl, pour in some milk, add some berries and you have a delicious healthy breakfast.  Who doesn't want to eat chocolate for breakfast? I know I couldn't say no. Well, I wouldn't choose to eat it every day, but it's definitely a [...]

Protein Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

A delicious breakfast that's packed with protein. This protein mango coconut chia pudding is great to prepare ahead of time for a fuss-free breakfast that you can also take with you on-the-go on busy mornings.  Chia pudding is such a versatile breakfast. You can customise it with various ingredients like fruits, nuts, seeds, spices, sweeteners, and flavourings to suit your taste preferences. The flavour combination possibilities are endless, meaning you can make a different variation every day without getting bored of it.  My current favourite flavour combination for breakfast is mango and coconut. Even though we'll shortly be heading into winter and the cold weather is slowly creeping in, I'm still craving cold, refreshing and vibrant breakfasts. If anything they [...]

Vegan Gluten-free Baked Chocolate Oats

A delicious breakfast that tastes like a dessert! This vegan gluten-free baked chocolate oats recipe is perfect to enjoy on a chilled cold weekend day. * This post is sponsored by FREEE* I'm a huge fan of oats for breakfast in general, but during the colder months, nothing beats a bowl of baked warm oats straight out of the oven!  Oats are a great source of fibre, vitamins (such as B vitamins), and minerals (like manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium). Baking them into a dish can help you make the most of these nutrients. They're also a complex carbohydrate, which means they release energy slowly + will help regulate your blood sugar levels. This will help to keep you full and [...]

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