Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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Enjoy a delicious cup of warm chocolatey goodness on Christmas morning, and why not make some for your family while at it! Dairy-free, vegan and sugar free so you can enjoy a decadent treat without feeling heavy and bloated afterwards.

Total Sweet Xylitol

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total sweet xylitol

Whenever I mention xylitol, people say something along the lines of “it sounds too much like a chemical, so I think I’m going to stay away from it”. I don’t think you should dismiss an ingredient just because you don’t like the sound of it! The name xylitol comes from the Greek word ‘xyl’ meaning wood because it’s extracted from the bark of birch trees – it doesn’t get any more natural than that!

Raspberry Chia Jam

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raspberry-chia-jam

Before embarking on my healthy eating journey, I never thought to make my own homemade jam. It just seemed like too much of a faff and when you have endless options at the supermarket, why bother? But how amazing would it be to be able to make your own healthy homemade jam that’s sugar free, mostly fruit and takes only 5 minutes to make? Seems to good to be true, right?

Healthy Rhubarb Crumble Bars

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Healthy Rhubarb Crumble Bars

I must admit I’m not the biggest fan of fruit pies, or cooked fruit desserts. I prefer eating my fruit raw and cold; however, rhubarb is one of those fruit (a vegetable, actually!) that you can’t eat any other way apart from cooked…so I thought why not give it a try. It’s so deliciously tart and not too sweet. In fact, I only used 2 tbsp sweetener in the filling and it was just right! Traditional recipes use anywhere between ½ and 1 cup of sugar for the filling alone!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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It’s not often that I would feel OK about eating a muffin for breakfast. But these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are so healthy that I CAN eat one for breakfast without feeling guilt or remorse. The only ‘not so good for you’ thing about them is the chocolate chips, but a little chocolate never hurt anyone 😛

Healthy Gluten Free Birthday Cake

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Whenever it’s someone’s birthday I’m in a dilemma; do I attempt to make a healthy cake? What if the birthday boy or girl doesn’t like it? What if it doesn’t turn out the way I expect it to? Should I take the risk? All these questions go through my mind and most of the time they put me off trying to bake a healthy birthday cake.

Gluten Free Caramel Cookies

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I made these healthy gluten free caramel cookies while revising for my exam a couple of weeks ago. When I feel stressed, nothing is more soothing than going into the kitchen, taking my baking essentials out and whipping up some delicious wholesome goodies!

Healthy Easter Baskets

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healthy Easter baskets

A healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free no bake Easter baskets. Are you thinking of making a special treat for Easter? Looking for a healthy and clean dessert for your family or friends? Maybe something fun for your young ones? Then look no further because I have just the thing for you 😉