Tag Archives: dessert

Monday Munchies – Banana Pancakes

How good does it feel when you discover a recipe that is not only delicious, but also super healthy? If you aren’t familiar with the feeling then you need to get over to My New Roots and start browsing Sarah’s recipe collection.

Without fail, every time I am searching for a guilt free treat, I can find what I am after on My New Roots.  These banana pancakes are both vegan and gluten free and full of healthy protein and fats from nuts. I altered the original recipe to suit what I had in my pantry, substituting the walnuts for a combination of brazil nuts and pecans.  The first time I made these I didn’t have any nut milk on hand, and was feeling a little lazy so I used regular milk with great results, but I felt so much better the second time when I made the effort to make them with nut milk so that they were vegan.

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Monday Munchies – Raw Hazelnut Balls

In any attempt to eat healthier, I find it so important that you don’t feel like you are missing out or holding back on eating what you crave, otherwise you tend to cave at the worst times and overindulge.

For me, often I just get a craving for something sweet, so these help to satisfy that craving without reaching for lollies/ice cream/cake.  They are all vegan, raw and the sugar comes from the dates rather than being added in.

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Chocolate Fondue

One of the easiest (and most fun to eat) desserts that I have ever made is chocolate fondue.  I found an unused fondue set in the op shop the other day, so decided to buy some fresh fruit for a simple, and reasonably healthy, dessert.

You could really use any kind of fruit, depending on the season.  In hot weather, it would be amazing to skewer grapes and put them in the freezer, pulling them out just before serving.  Or mango and banana would be an amazing combination.  The possibilities are endless!

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Chocolate Puddle Cookies

Procrastinating from study last week, I knew the perfect thing to waste some time and still be satisfying would be to bake some cookies.  I had bookmarked this recipe on one of my favourite cooking blogs, 101cookbooks, after seeing it recreated by Natashia from Food on Paper.

I have been looking for a recipe for meringue cookies filled with nuts for so long, and though the delicious ones I originally ate weren’t chocolate, I knew that these would be amazing just from looking at the recipe.  I didn’t realise exactly the quantity that would be produced from the batter, so ended up taking a majority of the batch to uni to share around with all the stressed out first year students!  Sugar overload!

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Blackberry Almond Slice


You there…

The only one that hasn’t made a resolution to be healthier in 2011…

The one that hasn’t promised to cut out all sweets and excess sugar….

You need to make this slice…


For those of us that have vowed to be healthier, to exercise, eat our veggies and drink more water,  please avert your eyes for this one post (or may I suggest bookmarking this recipe for when your resolutions are doubtlessly broken… this slice is that good!).

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Healthy treats: Strawberry and yoghurt icy poles

Kris and I love our treats, especially during summer when it is so nice to cool down on a hot afternoon with an ice cream or icy pole.

One of my favourite snacks is frozen grapes, which are sweet enough to satisfy that craving and so simple to make, just throw them in a container in the freezer.

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