Healthy Carrot Muffins

So you see the word ‘healthy’ before something that is supposed to be a treat, and you automatically think it is going to be horrible right? Wrong! I’ve never tried one of those recipes that replaces every normal ingredient for something exotic and hard to find because I simply can’t be bothered to look for these ingredients. Plus the staff in the supermarkets might think I’m weird if I start asking for agave nectar and egg substitutes.

But I found this recipe for carrot muffins on cookieandkate.com and they are absolutely delicious. Kate uses coconut oil in this recipe instead of butter and sweetens it with maple syrup and the natural sweetness from the carrots and the raisins. It even has yogurt in there!

What I loved about this recipe is that it used ingredients that you are bound to find in most homes. I didn’t have to go searching the aisles for any unusual ingredients and could whip them up really quickly.

It’s also great to give to children (or hungry husbands) and you don’t have to feel too guilty about it. Now I am all for a treat now and again, but I seem to crave it too often so this is a great alternative. Plus they taste really good!

Click on the link above to see the recipe and give them a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for reading 🙂

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Make your own healthy coleslaw!

As it’s summer in the UK, everyone is in barbecue mode! And why not? Who doesn’t love grilled chicken and veg in the garden? But sometimes I get a bit bored with a simple salad on the side with a lonely baked potato.

So I decided to make coleslaw but a healthy version of it. I didn’t have the guts to make it with a bucket full of mayonnaise. My waist line is already growing from all the baking, but that’s another issue.

This coleslaw is made with zero fat yoghurt, a teaspoon of mayonnaise (because I couldn’t ignore it) and dijon mustard. Its so simple! Add all these ingredients in a big bowl and season with salt and pepper. I bought a white cabbage and chopped it finely, then grated a couple of carrots and finely chopped half a red onion. I mixed this in with the yogurt mixture and sprinkled in some fresh chives.

I can honestly say that it tastes so much better than the shop bought coleslaw and you feel less guilty afterwards! It’s great for lunch or a side at dinner. Now I don’t have to force myself to burn it off afterwards. Although I should burn off that chocolate mousse I had…

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