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Warm pear and pomegranate

19 Dec

I always enjoy fruits when they are cold, juicy and fresh but whenever it gets chilly and you want something warm and caramelized, its so tempting to reqch for that warm cake with some melted chocolate syrup, thats the time to reach for the fruit and say “no excuses” you can enjoy a winderful warmed and caramelized pear as a great desert which you can add to your 5-a-day.

All you need is 1 pear, pomegranate seeds and some dark chocolate (optional)

Boil the pears in some water (about an inch) until soft and then add to a pan and warm till slightly brown on low heat.
Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with some pomegranate seeds.
(Optional) melt some organic dark chocolate with no added sugar and drizzle on top for an even sweeter way to celebrate the cold christmas season.

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This is why i love being healthy!

14 Oct

 This just made my day! its unbelievable…well, unbelievably awesome actually! And i wanted to share it with all you guys.

so whenever you’re craving a snicker’s chocolate bar think about what i’m about to tell you. 

 

snickers bars have 280 calories 1090 kjs, 14g fat. 

instead you can have: 

1/2 a grapefruit

2 nectarines 

1 peach

1 kiwi

1 apricot

1 apple

1/2 cup blueberries

3 cherries = 258 calories 1085kjs. 

 

so if anyone tells you to stop starving yourself from that ‘stupid diet’ show them this 🙂 

choose wisely.

i think there’s no more that needs to be said.

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RESIST IT!!

12 Oct

Having a mum who loves to bake is the best and worst thing that could have happened to me. I love baking with her, from brownies to cupcakes to anything really. She really loves following what she calls ‘proper recipes’ to get the perfect results, and i must say she makes delicious desert. But, here’s why it’s also the worst thing, when you have red velvet cupcakes sitting in front of you for a week and then Banoffee pie sitting in the fridge waiting for you to scoff it down and then victoria sponge cupcakes the week after. that’s when it gets a bit out of hand and i really had to work on my self control this past month. I actually did not try any of them and instead made my own recipes to satisfy my craving.

Oats, Peanut butter and Raisins are my absolute favorite healthy substitutes. i can literally mix them randomly and come up with a new recipe that i fall in love with every week.

here’s what i made last night instead of revising for my physics exam.

(sorry but i got tired after 7 chapters, i needed something to energize me)

1 cup of quaker oats (processed into powder)

1 tablespoon of peanut butter (or a bit more if you like)

1 egg

chocolate chips*

milk/almond milk

*you can use raisins instead of the chocolate chips, but i used dark chocolate. it’d been so long since i’d tasted chocolate i actually forgot how good it was. it was my ‘treat of the week’ 

just mix everything together, put in a non-stick pan (you can use an ice-cream scooper to get the same size for each cookie)

and place in oven (190 Celsius) for around 20 minutes.

And they’re ready! 😀