The Simple Substitute Series: Healthy Baking Swaps

In almost all my recipes, I make ingredients swaps to turn indulgent favourites into healthy indulgent favourites: from muffins to pancakes to brownies and beyond. In fact, I actually find it impossible to follow any recipe ingredient-for-ingredient, and always find myself making subs as I go. Basically, the “bad guys” to sub out are white […]

Berry Yummy Muffins

I ran past a bulging bramble berry bush, turned back, gorged, then came back with a Tupperware. In summer, exotic bramble berry bushes suddenly spring into bursts of red berries, that ripen to black. The plants are near impossible to eradicate from natural bush, so I feel that my berry picking is is fact an […]

Low Calorie Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Anyone else out there continuously tempted by the slabs of carrot cake in the cafe windows? The proverbial carrot in front of the nose rings true… time to grab the dangling carrot; make it healthy and make it delicious! Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose (or whole wheat) flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup packed […]

Brownies for Breakfast

Believe it. Ingredients 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yoghurt 1/4 cup skim milk 1/2 cup Herbalife Formula 1 Chocolate Flavour plus 1/4 cup cocoa powder OR 1/2 cupĀ Cocoa powder 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup honey 1 egg 1/3 cup applesauce 1 Tsp baking powder 1 pinch salt 1/2 avocado Wheat bran for extra fibre (optional) Directions […]

Bananabutterbread Snack-cess

So easy, so satisfying, so anytime snackish: Did I mention foolproof? 1. Toast bread (seedy for sure) 2. Spread sugar-free PB 3. Mush banana 4. Sprinkle cinnamon 5. (Make tea somewhere in between) Related Posts: The superflous series: 10 most filling snacks The superflous series: best belly fat burners Low fat bananabread

Bowl me over, Granola… Take #1

In search of the perfect granola bar… The mind tends to naturally associate granola = healthy. For the most part, yes, but a lot of the recipes out there are loaded with sugar and fat along with all the good stuff. My friend Cath and I are on a mission to find/create/invent the perfect lightened-up […]

Meat Free Monday: Butternut, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry

This meal always brings back good memories of living in digs with 5 of my girlfriends, peeling butternut in the lounge so we didn’t miss out on the mindless conversations going on while we were on cooking duty.   Ingredients 1 can cooked chickpeas 1 medium butternut A large bunch of spinach 1 large onion […]

Orange You Delicious Tropical Smoothie

I have a confession: I have been selfish and let me own prejudice prevent us from enjoying savour-worthy shakes. From the outset, I was dubious about mixing shake powder with fruit juice. How wrong I was! Ingredients: 2 Scoops Herbalife Formula 1 Vanilla/ Strawberry/ Tropical 200 ml Mango/ Orange/ Tropical 100% fruit juice Half small […]

Low fat, refined sugar free Bananabread you’ll go apes*** for

Bananabread is the easiest healthy bake out there – almost impossible to make a monkey mess of. It’s dry? Dip it in some egg and make bananabread french toast or bread and butter pudding.. Too mushy? There’s no such thing. High fibre, low fat, refined sugar free, source of protein, say no more. Plus, I […]