FREE SUGARS! (Not really, they’re the ones we should be eating less of)

With the arrival of #sugarfreefeb it's a good time to talk about sugar, because it seems like we're still a bit confused. Why talk about sugar? The government wants us to eat fewer free sugars. The latest guidelines say no more than 5% of our daily calories should come from free sugars. But what on earth is a free sugar? … Continue reading FREE SUGARS! (Not really, they’re the ones we should be eating less of)

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Savoury 3-seed and cheese flapjacks

Oats are a great energy food because the carbohydrates they contain are digested slowly, which means they keep your energy levels stay on an even keel. Flapjacks are traditionally made with lots of sugar or syrup (which are the free sugars we need to eat less of), but these savoury flapjacks are the ultimate sugar free snack and will turn the … Continue reading Savoury 3-seed and cheese flapjacks

Choco-berry power smoothie

This smoothie is a great speedy breakfast or filling snack. It's rich in protein (which helps you stay fuller longer), plus it packs 3 servings of antioxidant rich fruit and veggies. Prunes might not be your usual smoothie partner, but they provide a burst of natural energy, plus they're a secret bone builder - in one study from Florida … Continue reading Choco-berry power smoothie

Banana Almond Spinach Smoothie

Smoothies are great breakfasts when you're short of time, or like me this morning, when you realise you've run out of oats and bread, but what do you have is fruit and yoghurt. Adding a couple of handfuls of greens to a fruit smoothie is a handy way to boost your vegetable intake - you  won’t notice any change in … Continue reading Banana Almond Spinach Smoothie

Four nut and seed muesli

Breakfast cereals are often high in added sugars - but that doesn't mean you have to stop eating cereal if that's what you like. A better option is to make your own. As you control what goes in you can make it gluten free, sugar free, full of seeds, adding your favourite fruits - the choice is yours. This … Continue reading Four nut and seed muesli

Sugar Free Banana Bread

If you're looking for a healthy cake look no further. This recipe is the perfect way to save overripe bananas from the bin. All the sweet tasting credit goes to the bananas - the riper the better, so make sure you save them until they're very spotty or black. This recipe uses spelt flour, an … Continue reading Sugar Free Banana Bread

Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

For a while now I've been experimenting with healthy baking - I'll admit this has been a slightly selfish endeavour on my behalf in an attempt to satify a sweet tooth without sugar, but hopefully you'll agree it's a worthwhile effort. Sweet potato brownies have been doing the rounds for a while - Dan Lepard … Continue reading Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Brownies