Tagged with Sugar Free

How to throw a Healthy Birthday Party

My little boy turned 3 last week. In fact, this whole month has been all about turning 3 – as many of his friends have also had birthdays around the same time. I hate being the party pooper but I always dread birthday parties a little bit because it means he gets offered the sugar-laced … Continue reading

How to eat REAL food – Wholemeal Bread Rolls

How to eat REAL food – Wholemeal Bread Rolls

Reducing the amount of sugar in your diet is back in the limelight with the WHO changing their recommendations with the target of a 5% of the total daily calorie intake… AT LAST!!! By sugar they mean extrinsic sugars, those added by manufacturers as well as syrups, honey, fruit juice and fruit concentrates. If you … Continue reading

My sugar free verdict

Well my month ‘sugar free’ has come to an end. I pretty much managed it with the odd slip up here and there. Sugar really is everywhere! My verdict on going sugar free is that for the whole family I want to try and keep refined sugars to a minimum, they do nothing for our … Continue reading

Chilli Con Carne with Homemade Nachos

Chilli Con Carne with Homemade Nachos

I’m slowly posting the recipes for my sugar free weekly planners! Here is one that my husband loves. We are a big fan of chilli in our house and if you read week 3 sugar free you’ll know I keep a stash in the freezer. This recipe makes enough for 4 (possibly 5 depending on … Continue reading

Homemade Nachos

These are so simple to make, sugar free and super tasty! You just need to keep an eye on the grill as the go from crispy to burnt in the blink of an eye. Little ones will love eating these with dips simply leave out the salt for under 1s. Homemade Nachos Serves: 2 as … Continue reading

Week 3 sugar free – Healthy pantry shopping list

Week 3 sugar free – Healthy pantry shopping list

So week 2 sugar free has involved experimenting with sugar alternatives and I’m close to perfecting my recipes so watch this space. Thank you to my guinea pigs! The conclusion I’ve come to is that there really is no substitute for sugar! Cakes, muffins and biscuits made without added sugar really don’t taste as good … Continue reading

Week 2 sugar free – snack ideas

Week 2 sugar free – snack ideas

Well the first week sugar free was pretty successful. I had a couple of slip ups along the way! Surprisingly I didn’t miss drinking a glass of wine but white bread I found much harder to resist. However the hardest thing I found was quick, easy, satisfying snacks with no added sugar that both the … Continue reading

Chickpea Raita

Chickpea Raita

I love this recipe – it is quick, easy and healthy. I was part of a recipe club a couple of years ago and this recipe came from Kate Harris, a manager for Wellington Tupperware (she runs great tupperware parties if you’re interested in hosting one look her up). I actually used a product I … Continue reading