CRANBERRY OAT COOKIES

Sugar: the crushing point in most healthy-eating attempts. When those cravings kick in, there’s all too often no going back. Here, I’m sharing my recipe for spicy, chewy cranberry oat cookies that are blissfully free from refined sugar (the sweetness comes from coconut sugar which is an unprocessed natural sweetener from coconut blossom nectar). The recipe makes…

‘EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK’ CARROT CAKE

In my eyes, you can’t beat a good square of carrot cake on a wintery afternoon, cosied up with a blanket. Inspired by Hemsley + Hemsley’s recipe, this version is rustically warm, spicy, nutty and sweet – in all the right ways. Plus, it contains a whole lot of delicious shredded carrot; I get so frustrated by those recipes which claim…

GONE BANANAS? NICE CREAM

What’s that sound?! No, it’s not Mr Whippy’s ice cream van, instead it’s the nice cream stall rolling in! As nostalgic as the classic ninety-niner is, that whipped to perfection sweet treat is loaded full of refined sugar and processed ‘dairy’, not to mention its humongous calorie count! This healthy version could soon replace your tubs of Ben & Jerry’s. I know…

SWEET POTATO BROWNIES

Here, I’m sharing my sweet potato brownies. The recipe was inspired by Deliciously Ella’s Sweet Potato Brownies, which I have tweaked to make them, in my eyes, just right. Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene – hence the bright orange colour – which converts to vitamin A (retinol) in the body, essential for clear vision…

HEALTHY FLAPJACKS

I’m an avid baker, and I’m always searching for uber-healthy recipes. This is one of my own recipes for healthy flapjacks, resulting from many previous experiments. It’s packed full of fibre, protein, essential fatty acids and slow-burn energy, as well as being the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. This recipe uses dates to help…

GOURMET RICE CAKES

When it comes to healthy snacks, it doesn’t get much tastier than this. The winning combo of dark chocolate, fruit and nut not only tastes divine but it also helps you to live longer. Even if you’re a dark chocolate hater (which I used to be) you’ll love these! They can be prepared in advance and…