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Perfect Healthier Rocky Road

I’m always trying to improve my recipes and with this one being made regularly in my house, I have plenty of opportunity to master it ๐Ÿ˜€

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This recipe has mini marshmallows in it but that’s the only refined sugar you’ll find ๐Ÿ˜€ and of course, you can leave those out if you prefer ๐Ÿ™‚

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These are so creamy and delicious you can’t tell that there isn’t any refined sugar (apart from the mini marshmallows) or dairy in them!

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Ingredients

Chocolate

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. sugar free caramel syrup
  • 2 tbsp. sugar free butterscotch syrup
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla essence 

Rocky Road Bits – you can mix and match these and add whatever you like ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1-2 tbsp. cacao nibs
  • 1-2 tbsp. flaked almonds
  • 1-2 tbsp. raisins
  • 1-2 tbsp. glacier cherries
  • 1-2 tbsp. mini marshmallows (refined sugar in these)

I’ve put 1-2 tbsp. because it depends on how chunky you like your rocky road ๐Ÿ˜€

Directions

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a pan or a cup and pop in a mixing bowl and let cool slightly
  2. Slowly add the cacao powder and mix in well
  3. Add all the other ingredients mixing well into a smooth creamy chocolate consistency. Sometimes you may need to add more cacao or more coconut oil to get the right silky texture but a good few mins of stirring is needed to get a smooth and silky texture ๐Ÿ˜‹
  4. Add your rocky road ingredients and mix well
  5. Pour into silicon dishes
  6. Pop into freezer for an hour or so. You can also just pop them in the fridge for a couple of hours if you prefer it slightly softer
  7. Once hardened, they can be taken out and kept in the fridge

Hope you like the new improved recipe guys! This is definitely my new obsession! ๐Ÿ˜€

With love,

Tash โค x

Egg & Kale Pitta Pizza

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Say whaaat? Look at those perfect soft boiled eggs ๐Ÿ˜€

This egg and kale pitta pizza is the perfect lunchย when you fancy something quick, healthy and easy and you have a hankering for pizza ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ingredients

  • Wholemeal pitta
  • Tomato & olive pesto (I used Sacla) – 1-2 tbsp depending on how much you like
  • Curly kale – handful
  • Soft boiled egg x 1
  • Cheddar cheese – sprinkle
  • Chilli flakes – sprinkle
  • Salt & pepper – sprinkle
  • Chilli rapeseed oil – to drizzle – optional (I just looove chilli rapeseed oil)!

Directions

  1. Boil an egg for 5-7 minutes – depending on how runny you like the yolk (I sit on the fence and go for 6 minutes) and pop in a bowl of cold water to stop it cooking
  2. Cut the wholemeal pitta in half and lightly toast
  3. Spoon the pesto on the pitta
  4. Sprinkle the cheese
  5. Wash the kale and pop it on top
  6. Chop the soft boiled egg and add it to the pitta
  7. Sprinkle the salt, pepper and chilli flakes
  8. Pop under the grill for a few minutes until the cheese has melted
  9. Drizzle the chilli rapeseed oil over the top
  10. Devour!!!

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€

With love, Tash x

Fajita Turkey, Kale & Feta Burgers

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Thisย recipe has been used by a few of my followers on Instagram and they love it ๐Ÿ™‚ It makes me sooo happy when someone makes a recipe I’ve created and they like it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Turkey mince is a great versatile meat to use for burgers when you are adding strong flavours. For these ones I added some delicious crunchy kale and some creamy crumbly feta. As you can see, I left the feta out of the bottom 2 burgers are they were for hubby and he is dairy free.

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I served ours in Warburton wholemeal thins (bread), topped withย rocket salad andย with a side of sweet potato wedges ๐Ÿ™‚ Seriously good!

Ingredients for 4 burgers

  • 400-500g turkey mince
  • 2 tbsp. fajita seasoning
  • 2 tsp. sundried tomato pesto
  • 1.5-2 cups kale
  • 1 tbsp. breadcrumbs
  • Handful of crumbled feta

Directions

  1. Wash and then saute the kale in a pan with some olive oil to soften slightly
  2. Pop the turkey mince into a large mixing bowl
  3. Add the fajita seasoning and stir
  4. Add the sundried tomato pesto and stir
  5. Pop in the kale and mix well
  6. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs and feta in and mix
  7. Use a burger maker or manually form burger patties
  8. Fry in a griddle pan until cooked through
  9. Serve

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x

Super Green Gammon & Veggie Soup

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If it’s green it’s either mouldy or good for you, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well this is good for you soย no need to worry ๐Ÿ˜‰ *giggle* ๐Ÿ˜€

I love soups in the Winter but I find that whenever I buy shop bought ones, they are always laden with either cream or potato which for the health conscious among us,ย are not great ingredients. Potato for most people is ok in small doses but it really doesn’t agree with me unless it’s sweet potato. So if I want a nice warming bowl of soup, I have to make my own. And it’s soo easy, there’s really no reason not to. It also means there aren’t any additives or nasty preservatives in it and it’s as fresh as you can getย ๐Ÿ˜€

Made with an abundance (I can always hear David Attenborough’s voice when I say ‘abundance’ and feel like it should be followed with something about wildlife…just me? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) of veggies and goodness, this soup is definitely a winner for the cold Winter months ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients for 2 ppl

  • Gammon – pre-cooked x 1 cup
  • Spinach x 2 cups
  • Peas x 1 cup
  • Broccoli x 2 cups
  • Reduced salt bouillon x 3 tsp (or chicken / vegetable stock cube if you prefer)
  • Black pepper x 1 tsp
  • White pepper x 1 tsp
  • Water x 1.5 cups
  • Coconut cream x 200g

Directions

  1. Dice and pop the gammon in a saucepan on a low heat on the hob
  2. Add the water, spinach, peas and broccoli and leave until the veggies have softened
  3. Add the bouillon, black and white pepper and coconut cream
  4. Leave to simmer gently until thickened
  5. Serve with aย slice of wholewheat bread and butter (soup isn’t soup without bread and butter ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x

 

Peanut Butter, Blueberry, Almond & Dried Raspberry Toast

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If you are a fan of Instagram, (I am obsessed), you’ll know there is such a thing as #toasttuesday ๐Ÿ™‚ I love toast so the fact that it has it’s own day has made me very happy HAHA ๐Ÿ˜€

This is a yummy toast recipe that is fab for breakfast or as a snack anytime during the day ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients

  • Wholemeal seeded bread (or any bread of your choice)
  • Peanut butter
  • Frozen blueberries (defrosted in a pan or the microwave)
  • Sliced almonds
  • Freeze dried raspberries

Directions

  1. Toast the bread
  2. Add the peanut butter first
  3. Spoon on the blueberries
  4. Sprinkle the almonds and freeze dried raspberries

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x

Caramel, Cacao & Chocolate Protein Oat Bakes

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These little squares of heaven are so delicious, it’s hard to believe there’s no refined sugar in them ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients

  • Oats – 2 cups
  • Coconut oil (melted) – 2 tbsp
  • Cacao powder – 4 tbsp
  • Caramel syrup – 1/2 cup
  • Almond milk – 1/2 cup
  • Chocolate protein powder – 1 scoop
  • Sliced almonds – 1/4 cup
  • Raisins – 1/4 cup
  • Cacao nibs – 1/4 cup

Directions

  1. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper or grease a baking dish with coconut oil
  2. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5 / 190 degrees
  3. Mix the oats with the coconut oil to ensure even coverage
  4. Add in the caramel syrup and almond milk and stir well
  5. Add the cacao powder, protein powder, sliced almonds, raisins and cacao nibs
  6. Spoon mixture into the baking dish and pat down
  7. Bake in the oven for 25-35 mins or until the top has become harder

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x

Peanut Butter Cookies

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If you love peanut butter (let’s face it, unless you have an allergy, who doesn’t love PB???), you are going to love these cookies ๐Ÿ™‚ They didn’t last long in my house! ๐Ÿ™‚

Minimal ingredients and so quick to make, these are the perfect healthy treats ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients 

  • Oats – 1 cup
  • Melted coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  • Peanut butter – 5 tbsp
  • Cacao nibs – 1 tbsp
  • Sliced almonds – 1 tbsp

Directions

  1. Grease a baking tray
  2. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5 / 190 degrees
  3. Mix the oats and the coconut oil in a bowl
  4. Add in the peanut butter and ensure even distribution
  5. Add the cacao nibs and sliced almonds
  6. Mould into cookie shapes and place on a greased baking tray
  7. Pop in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until firm to the touch

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x

Egg & Veggie Fried Rice

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Who doesn’t love egg fried rice? Is there anyone?ย Nope, didn’t think so ๐Ÿ˜‰

This version of egg fried rice is healthier because i’ve used wholewheat basmati rice instead of plain white rice and I’ve thrown in so many veggies, it simply has to be good for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ingredients

  • Tilda wholewheat basmati rice – 1 microwaveable pack
  • Spinach – handful
  • Peas – handful
  • Green beans – handful
  • Sweetcorn – handful
  • Cajun spices – 2 tbsp
  • Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Worcester sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Salt & pepper – to taste
  • Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Directions

  1. Follow the instructions on the microwaveable pack of rice (open one corner and pop in the microwave for 2 minutes usually)
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a pan or wok
  3. Pop the rice in the pan and add the other ingredients mixing well
  4. Serve

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x

Banana, Apple, Cinnamon & Raisin Breakfast Muffins

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These muffins are made with oats as well as wholewheat flour so they are perfect for a filling and nutritious breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚ Also yummy eaten any other time of the day too, I should add… (as my hubby will confirm) ๐Ÿ˜‰ HA HA!

Ingredients (for 6-7 large muffins)

  • Mashed bananas x 3
  • Melted coconut oil – 1/3 cup
  • Egg yolks x 2
  • Maple syrup – 1/2 cup
  • Honey – 3 tbsp
  • Caramel syrup – 2 tbsp (I use Monin sugar free syrup that I also put in my coffee sometimes) ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Apple puree – 5 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 2 tsp
  • Coconut sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Gluten free apple and cinnamon porridge oats (if you don’t have these, just add some chopped apple and more cinnamon and use normal oats) – 1 cup
  • Wholemeal self-raising flour – 1.5-2 cups (until a thick dough like consistency)
  • Bicarbonate of soda – 1 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5 / 190
  2. Pop some muffin cases into a muffin tray ready to be filled
  3. Add all of the above ingredients into a mixing bowl in the order they are written in stirring thoroughly whilst adding them
  4. Pop the mixture into a jug
  5. Pour into muffin cases
  6. Bake in the oven for 35-40 mins or until a knife comes out clean when poked into the centre

Enjoy one warm with a nice cuppa and keep the rest in a sealed containerย for brekkie / snacking ๐Ÿ˜€

With love, Tash x

Super Green Pesto Pasta

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A fab simple and healthy pasta dish for those times when you need something quick and nutritious ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s getting really dark and cold here in the UK and my body is craving alll the CARBS! It wants to pack on a layer of fat or two to keep me cosy in the Winter! My bikini isย a long forgotten memory already ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I doย love all the Seasons though for all the different things they bring and especially the different foods you want to eat (always thinking about food)! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Eating seasonal veggies in Winter and fresh fruits in Summer is one of life’s simple pleasures ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients – 2 ppl

  • Wholewheat pasta – 2 cups (more if you want leftovers ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
  • Green pesto – 3 tbsp
  • Pine nuts – small handful
  • Spinach – handful
  • Garden peas – handful
  • Cherry tomatoes – handful
  • Avocado – 1 large
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper – to taste
  • Baby leaf salad (if you want to make it look like the pic and pop it on top)
  • Parmesan – to taste

Directions

  1. Boil the pasta until cooked
  2. Whilst pasta is cooking, cut up the avo and cherry tomatoes
  3. Stir in the pesto
  4. Add in the other ingredients and mix well
  5. Pop it in the bowls
  6. Salt & pepper to season
  7. Pop the baby leaf salad on top
  8. Drizzle the olive oil
  9. Sprinkle the parmesan

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

With love, Tash x