Do you know what I love more than healthy snacks? Quick and easy to make healthy snacks that don’t cost an almond-flour-arm and a coconut-sugar-leg.
I’ve been on a bit of a health kick since the beginning of May – nothing hectic (although I did invest in an exercise mat and training clothes which is A PRETTY BIG DEAL for me), just a new fitness routine (one I’m actually sticking to) and a clean eating diet.
Personally, I hate the ‘D’ word. The thought of dieting, and starving myself to fit into a pair of size 6 jeans makes my thighs cry dimpled tears of sadness. I’m a big believer in clean eating though, and feel my best when I’m on a diet consisting of minimally processed food, whole grains, healthy fats, and zero refined sugar. I have more energy, my skin looks better, I feel less bloated, and it helps to get rid of those pesky couple of kilos that make an appearance during these cold winter months.
I’ll tell you what though, I NEED sweetness in my life and so I took one for the team and spent countless of hours on Pinterest and Instagram (tough job, I know) to bring you these delectable, easy-to-make, won’t-break-the-bank treats.
Too good to be true? That’s what I thought when I found this recipe, but I’ve made it a number of times and it’s become my go-to chocolate fix. It uses only five ingredients, requires minimal effort and any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks. There are a gazillion variations of this recipe, so if the chocolate on its own is too rich for you, mix it up with coconut, peanut butter or lemon. *drool*
A couple of weeks ago we were in our local grocery store searching the aisles for healthy dessert options. My Andre adores sago pudding (tapioca) but the original is waaay to sugary for me, so when I found this recipe after a quick search on my phone we bought enough sago to last the entire winter! The coconut milk is sweet enough for me so I don’t add honey – I would recommend making this without additional sweeteners first, and adding honey to taste afterwards. How gorgeous are these photos?!
I have to admit I downloaded the Hippie Lane app purely for this recipe, but I’m yet to try it out because some of the ingredients aren’t available in our only-grocery-store-in-the-village and it’s a baie duur treat to make, but I will try this in the next couple of weeks and let you know if it deserves all the hype (I’m sure it does). The Hippie Lane app comes with a number of mouthwatering ‘chocolate fix’ recipes – healthy remakes of popular favourites such as Mars Bar, Snickers Bar and Cherry Ripe. Eek.
If you’re not into baking apps, check out Bakerita’s version of the recipe here.
Last but not least…waffles! I make flourless waffles every other weekend and hands down prefer it to regular waffles. I’ve tried and tested a number of different online recipes since I got my waffle maker a year ago, and this recipe has become a firm favourite. I’ve only used regular old fashioned oats, and honey roasted apples as a topping – let me know if you try this version!
Two ingredients. That. is. all. For realsies. So easy, and SO yum. Crunchy on the outside + mushy on the inside = everything I look for in a cookie. Perfection.