Christmas would not be the same without mince pies, bursting with rich dried fruits, spices and citrus notes. After a glut of quince one year, I decided to add them to the mix, rather than the usual grated apple, and this was the delicious result, giving the mix a sweet, tart twist. Freshly chopped ginger lifts all the flavours up.
Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce
Serves 2 (or a very hungry 1) Double up ingredients for extra portions
Here’s an indulgent, yet healthy breakfast that’s perfect for a lazy weekend and is featured in my Balanced Being Cookbook available globally from Amazon in paperback and digitally.
These are wheat-free and dairy-free, but be warned you’ll want the chocolate hazelnut sauce on everything!
Let’s face it low carb diets are a real phenomenon in the diet world and are effective for people who need to lose weight quickly or for their profession i.e. body builders. I’ve been incredibly guilty in the past of going on carb free diets. In the short term they were very effective, however as soon as I reintroduced carbs the weight piled back on. Looking back I also remember feeling miserable, hungry, on edge and literally dreaming about my next plate of eggs, chicken or tuna and cottage cheese……..yeah, not such an appealing plate of food is it?
Unless you require that kind of nutrition plan for a professional sport with medical supervision, it’s worth understanding the value of a balanced diet full of whole grain carbs, good fats, protein and fruit and veg. It can have a massive impact on your overall wellbeing and long-term weight loss or weight maintenance goals.
So what are the dangers of removing food groups from your diet?
Let’s find out.