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Baked Cinnamon Honey or Sea Salt & Vinegar Crisps

IMG_2611Ingredients:

1 Tbsp Vinegar

1 Tsp Sea Salt

1 Tsp Ground cinnamon  

1 Tsp Honey

2 Small Sweet Potatoes 

 

Directions

1.Mix the honey and cinnamon together on half the batch for a sweet flavour

2. For the salt & vinegar,  shake up the sea salt and vinegar with the sweet potatoes in a ziploc/airtight bag.

Try a Greek Yogurt dip (total 0%) to go with these.

 

 

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Mouthwatering Chocolate Zucchini Cake

On the look for a healthy after-school snack for the kids or for you on the go?  Zucchini (or courgette to us British!) is also available year round. This quick bread is incredibly moist and if you use a combination of applesauce and a small amount of oil it cuts down the fat content. You can cut up the loaf and pop individually-wrapped slices in the freezer for easy after-school/work snacking. This moist and cake-like chocolate zucchini bread is the perfect way to make sure you are eating your vegetables but still enjoying a sweet treat!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30-40 minutes

Serves: 16

Serving size: 1 slice

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Ingredients

1¼ cup wheat flour

1¼ cup all purpose flour

¾ cup baking cocoa

¼ cup sugar

1¼ tsp baking soda

1¼ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt

½ tsp baking powder

2 cups grated zucchini (approx. 2½ zucchinis)

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3 eggs, lightly beaten

8 oz vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt

2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1½ Tbsp vanilla

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 2. Lightly coat two 8-inch bread pans with low calorie oil spray and set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, mix all of your dry ingredients: wheat flour, all purpose flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.

4. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk all of your wet ingredients: mix zucchini, eggs, yogurt, applesauce and vanilla.

5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix, careful not to over-mix.

6. Evenly distribute batter into your two loaf pans.

7. Bake for 30-40 minutes .

8. Let cool completely on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then remove from loaf pans.

Enjoy!!

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Nutrition Information- Per Serving: (1 slice)

Calories: 112

Fat: 1g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Sodium: 132mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Fiber: 2g

Sugar 5g

Pizza Bagels

Cauliflower is a great classic low carb option. It is so versitile and this is just one of the many ways it can be used. This is adapted from a recipe i found on Pinterest, i have altered it slightly. With childhood obesity at it’s highest ever don’t tell your kids it’s actually cauliflower and they will never know! These can also be frozen which is great if you make too many and can be de-frosted the morning of the day you plan to eat them.

Serves 6

Ingredients

– 2 eggs

– 1 cup light Mozzarella

– 1 cup riced, fresh cauliflower (not cooked- use a blender or grater)

– 10 slices smoked ham cut into quarters

– 0.75-1 tsp Garlic powder (depending on preference)

– 0.5 tsp Crushed red pepper

– 1 large slice tomato diced

– side salad- rocket , lettuce, cucumber & cherry tomatoes (dressing Balsamic vinegar & pepper)


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.Combine all your ingredients and mix well.

3.Pour into greased bagel baking tray**

4. Bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes, or until set.

5. Serve with side salad 

NOTES: Can be frozen without the toppings after the first baking. Simply thaw, top and then bake for 12-15 minutes in a 425 degree Fahrenheit oven.

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Cheesy Tuna & Potato Frittata

You are in a rush but need a quick healthy meal? The Fritatta is for you! You can make so many different Fritatta’s -from vegetable, cheese, ham, salmon, tomato and cheese, ….the list goes on!

The word “frittata,” which derives from the Italian verb “friggere,” or “to fry,” connotes the simplicity and pleasures of cucina povera—the “humble cuisine” that most of us innately love. Egg is the main ingredient. With its high protein and mineral content, easy availability and low cost, eggs are an essential part of the diet almost everywhere in the world.

What is the difference between a Fritatta and an omelette? – click the paragraph above to find out!

As long as you have eggs and milk in the kitchen (and who doesn’t?!) you have the base of the recipe.

You can have some carbohydrates with it by making it with potatoes or even noodles! Click here  for some great recipes for inspiration… 

here is my recipe!

SERVES 1

1 potato (sweet or jersey)

Tin of tuna

Frozen vegetables (70g)

Oil

5 tablespoons milk

2 eggs

Grated cheese (cheddar or parmesan, amount depends on you)

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To make this a G-free, D-free recipe, use rice/soy/almond milk and ‘Sheesh’ or Lactose free cheese (if you can tolerate)

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Instructions

  1. Drain Tuna
  2. Beat 2 eggs (or egg whites) with milk, salt & pepper and a handful of grated cheese
  3. Cook (microwave or hob) frozen vegetables
  4. Boil potatoes until tender
  5. Drain and slice potatoes
  6.  Oil a baking dish or pan
  7. Place sliced potatoes across bottom of dish or pan
  8. Scatter over the cooked vegetables
  9. Poor over the egg/milk/cheese mixture
  10. Place in pre-heated oven or on hob and let cook for 10mins
  11. Sprinkle some more cheese on top and let cook for another 10 mins – time depends on hob or oven and what temperature.Image

Enjoy!

Prawn & tomato Noodles

Garlic can cause problems for IBS sufferer’s so use Chilli or Basil instead, it works just as well.

Ingredients

Prawns (already cooked)

Garlic OR Basil OR Chilli

Frozen vegetable

Rice Noodles (dry – if you are able to make them a few days before then they can be re-heated in microwave)

Cherry Tomatoes

spray cooking oil (so you don’t use as much)

stock (optional, i would recommend KALLO as this is gluten free)prawn noodles

Instructions

Place chopped cherry tomatoes on an oiled baking dish in a pre-heated oven

Boil frozen vegetables and noodles in water on the hob. If you would like to use stock at this too.

Whilst boiling, crush a clove of garlic and mix the prawns with it in a bowl.

Optional – if you want to warm the prawns up you can pop them in the microwave for 1 minute, just before the noodles are ready.

Drain noodles and vegetables and mix in the prawns!

Enjoy!

 

Tomato&Basil Turkey breast With Baked Sweet potato

 Sweet potato

Turkey breast

Vegetables ( your choice )

Chopped tomatoes ( tinned )

Basil

Onion

instructions

1.Place one sweet potato, pierced, in a pre heated oven.

2. Take a turkey breast and place in an oiled pan. Cook for a few minutes then add half a small tin of chopped tomatoes and onion. Make sure turkey is cooked through.

3. Put lid on pan and leave to simmer at low heat.

4. By now sweet potato should be crispy but not quite done, put in microwave for 3 mins to finish off.

5. Microwave vegetables following guidelines (or on hob).

Enjoy!