Nutrition

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It’s #NationalToastDay and I came home to make some French Toast.

It’s not March yet so I’m trying to get as much chocolate crammed into my system w/o bringing on the old diabetes.

So, anyway, the recipe is as follows…

Ingredients:

1) A slice (or 7,890) of Genius Protein Bread (no, really – it’s called Genius!) ūüćě

2) Alpro Chocolate Soya Milk ūüćľ

3) One Organic Free-Range Egg – straight from the hen (or the shop IF you don’t live in a barn) ūüć≥

4) Ground Cinnamon

5) Coconut Oil/Sunflower Oil/Low Fat Butter (ONE OF THESE, CHOOSE YOUR PERFERRED) for frying.

Method?

Beat egg and add milk, mix, then dip the bread in a bowl to coat. ūüć≥ ūüćľ

Fry on a medium heat (but let the pan heat up, and allow the oil or the butter to melt/boil before adding the soaked bread) ūüĒ•

Keep flipping the slice of bread from side to side until you’re happy with how it looks. I flipped it four times (once per minute).

Serve with some strawberries and a piece of Lidl’s finest crispy white chocolate (if you’re me). ūüćď ūüćę

*** You could also add Chocolate Sauce if you want to give yourself even more of a sugar rush and tempt fate of the diabetic variety.

I’ve just stumbled on a way to make a more adult cereal using a¬†childhood fave… Valentine’s Day is all about chocolates and flowers, right? So, why not get some Coco Pops into your system?

What you’ll need:

A bowl and a spoon (optional ūüėā)

Kelloggs’ Coco Pops

Alpro Chocolate Soya Milk

Shot of Baileys (including bottle cap for measuring)

What to do:

Whether you’re the type to put the cereal before* or after the milk, do your thing! Mix it and drink it…

*Sane people in #Formation

What does it taste like?

IncrEDIBLE!

Remember, though, that Coco Pops has as much sugar content as a can of coke (35g), so don’t have too much of it… Sorry to poop on your party, it’s just facts… I can’t NOT tell you, can I? It wouldn’t sit right with me… I’m usually healthy, but Coco Pops is just to good to be without!

Tonight, I’m going to do this #NationalPizzaDay differently…

The video above shows you how to make heart shaped pizzas, because Valentine’s Day is coming up soon – and everyone loves a pizza, right? Yes, yes they do!

Enjoy this video… If you decide to make your own, using the recipe shown, please let me know what you thought and how you found it. Comment below either way, I love a “chinwag paddywag give a cat a stroke!”

What’s your favourite pizza? I’m talking chosen restaurant, flavour, topping, crust… The lot! For those of you who – for allergy reasons – can’t eat it, or are just simply not a fan – what do you perfer¬†as a substitute? Get involved if you want to. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Seeing as I’m focusing on baking and baked treats today, I thought I’d share these ‘Rose Petal & Chinese Tea Shortbread‘ biscuits with you…

These are not just the perfect accompaniment to your tea or coffee but are a¬†perfect choice when creating your own¬†Valentine’s Day dessert canap√© – if you’re bringing that special someone round for a meal.

From a west country family run bakery that continue to source as many ingredients they can from local farmers with each biscuit still handfinished to perfection.

These aptly love-heart shaped biscuits are absolutely delicious to taste. The flavours are extremely delicate but work well to cleanse the palate.

I tend to spread a thin layer of¬†Meridian Almond & Coconut Butter over them, but they are perfectly fine to be topped¬†with yoghurt, clotted cream, chocolate spread etc. Alternatively, you can just dip them into your brew or cup o’ coffee and they’d still do the trick.

In terms of calories, they can’t be too calorific because they’re somewhat thinner than the¬†average (and very delicious) shortbread. After doing some digging, I found that each biscuit amounts to 53 calories. There we go! Another ‘almost’ guilt-free thing to get into your system!

If you’d like to get some for yourself, head to your nearest BIG¬†or little¬†Waitrose (the shop). ‚̧

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National Carrot Cake Day¬†occured on Friday! I mentioned in my previous blog post,¬†#WorldNutellaDay, that I’ll be giving you tips on how to create “as-guilt-free-as-possible” cakes or baked goods! So, I’m keeping my promise…

Let’s #ThrowItBack.

If you liked the sound of the Two-Ingredient Nutella Brownies, you’ll love¬†these¬†Guilt-free Carrot Cakes in a Cup: (aka cupcakes).

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups (125 grams) almond flour (or almond meal)
2 tablespoons (16 grams) coconut flour (can be bought online if unable to find in-store)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup refined coconut oil, melted (if unrefined coconut oil is used, you’ll notice a coconutty aftertaste)
1/3 cup (106 grams) honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup (50 grams) grated carrots

Method: 

Preheat the oven to 350¬įF (175¬įC), and prep the cupcake tin as you normally would.

In a medium bowl, bring the dry ingredients together (flours, baking soda, spices etc) and leave to one side.

In a large bowl, mix the “wet” mix (oh, grow up! ūüėČ)¬†such as eggs, oil, honey, and vanilla.

Combine the dry and wet mixes and begin to gently fold in the grated carrots.

At this point, start dividing the batter evenly in the tin and bake for 17-20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean).

Once they’re done, set¬†the little Muffins aside to cool for 5 or so minutes.

While you wait, you can crack on with the cheese frost mixture (unless you’re buying one that’s shop-bought).

The one I’m going to be showing you is vegan-friendly.

Ingredients for Frosting:

2 ounces (56 grams) cream cheese
4 teaspoons maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
a sprinkle of salt (recreate the Salt Bae meme)
additional milk for thinning (optional)

Method for Cream Cheese Frosting (no Snowman):

Mix everything together until thoroughly combined. If you find the mixture to be too thick, you can gradually add a teaspoon of milk at a time until you find the right consistency for you.

When that’s all done, just garnish on top of the cupcakes and get ready to consume them so hard that your neighbours will want to join you!