All posts tagged: low fat

Vegan Mango and Coconut Loaf Cake

This is not, by any stretch of the imagination, the most beautifully presented or photographed cake you will see on the internet today. But it just might be the healthiest. This weekend, I truly embraced the concept of healthy vegan baking, and it resulted in something so surprisingly tasty that I wanted to share it with you despite its lack of mouthwatering evidence. In this recipe I have replaced eggs with “flax eggs” (flax seed and water mixed together and set in the fridge), butter with coconut oil and sugar with agave nectar. I’m hoping my friends over at Honestly Healthy would be proud. This cake is practically good for you (it might even be actually good for you) so I urge you to give it a go next time you’ve got the urge to bake. 150g coconut oil juice of 1 lime 5 tbsps agave nectar half tsp mixed spice 2 tbsps cold milled flax seed 200g mango puree 250g self-raising flour 50g desiccated coconut Begin by making ‘flax eggs’, to do this add …

Spring Potato Salad

It’s set to be an absolute scorcher this weekend (as far as May in England is concerned), we’re finally starting to see those cheery little sunshine icons on the weather forecast. Everyone’s eating habits tend to adapt slightly according to season, hot weather makes us crave enormous roasts a little less and smaller chilled meals a little more. So, for a quick and simple lunch or dinner this weekend, give my health(ier) take on potato salad a go. Instead of mayonnaise or creme fraiche, I use 0% fat greek yoghurt, which is packed full of calcium but skips the saturated fat. It’s also been connected with a few weight loss studies, for more info check out this article by Fitness Magazine. 750g new potatoes 6 spring onions 10 cherry tomatoes 2 heaped tbsps 0% greek yoghurt 1 and a half tsps wholegrain mustard 1 tsp honey plenty of salt and pepper Boil your potatoes according to packet instructions (they’ll vary), the standard is around 15 minutes Once they’re done, strain them and throw them in …