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Sweet potato cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

Sweet potato cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

Sweet potato cupcakes with peanut butter frosting is a healthy snack for your family. Sweet potatoes are one the easily available healthy food that acts as an unsurpassed source of beta-carotene. This provides us with most of our daily needs of Vitamin A. This tuber is also an amazing source of proteins called sporamins and is hailed for their anti-aging properties. If you’re looking for a sweet alternative to your regular cupcakes, this sweet potato creation is a must-try.     Ingredients    Method Blend…

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granola

Banana Bread Granola

Banana Bread Granola This Banana Bread Granola has all the warm comforting flavors of my favorite banana bread recipe (the one right here on Simply Recipes!), but it’s a little more suitable for weekday breakfasts. The brown butter and brown sugar are perfectly matched with toasty oats and walnuts. But the real secret to this granola’s magic is how the diced bananas get caramelized and chewy after a long slow cook in the oven. It’s the perfect texture to contrast the crunch of oats and nuts. Continue reading “Banana Bread Granola” »…

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Sunflower seed Chocolate Spread

Nut butters uncovered

Nut butters uncovered They’re ‘good fats’ but how healthy are the various nut butters? Dietician Melanie McGrice debunks the spreads.   “Nut butters are a good source of protein and good fats, some better than others! Try and pick a nut butter without too much oil, salt or sugar added,” says McGrice. “Many people use nut butter and butter together; it’s better to use one or the other.” Raw vs roasted Roasting nuts changes their flavour, but apparently not their nutrition. Raw nuts tend to…

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healthy snack ideas

Healthy snack ideas

Looking for healthy snack ideas? Try these easy snacks by dietitian Sally-Anne Livock.     •    1 piece of fruit such as a banana or an apple.     •    15 unsalted, raw nuts     •    200 g tub low-fat natural yoghurt 
with frozen berries     •    4 apricot halves and 4 almonds     •    punnet of strawberries     •    250ml skinny latte     •    Homemade smoothie with low-fat 
milk, yoghurt and frozen berries     •    1 cup air-popped popcorn     •    175g tub of Yoplait Forme…

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Chocolate oat protein slice

Chocolate oat protein slice

Chocolate oat protein slice   Meet your protein quota by including this decadent choc oat protein slice in your workday meal plan.   What you’ll need Makes: 12 slices // Prep Time: 15 minutes Slice Ingredients: ½ cup shredded coconut ½ cup oats ½ cup LSA (ground linseed, sunflower seed and almond mix) ½ cup almond meal 2 tbsp psyllium husk 2 tbsp maca powder 2 tbsp coconut sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup of nut or seed butter (peanut butter, almond butter, tahini,…

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