Most of you understand the health benefits of food you’re cooking but what about the pots and pans you’re cooking in? Have you ever thought about how safe your pots and pans are to your health? Studies show that the quality and materials that cookware is made from can have an impact on your health.

Did you know that the following material used in cookware poses known health risks and should be avoided?

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Christmas is a time for celebrations. When you have family and friends over you have to spend some quality time with them rather than slaving away in the kitchen. You’ll easily jingle all the way with this guilt-free, gluten free, dairy free, sugar-free, vegan and eggless Christmas cake recipe. You only need three ingredients with optional spices to make this yummy cake and it’s really simple. We used one black tea bag but you could make a stronger tea. The tea helps bring out the flavour of the fruit. This cake is vegan-friendly with no butter and eggs, so everyone can enjoy. 

The recipe below makes a regular sized cake. If you want a larger cake you can double the quantities. 

Allergy Notice: Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, sugar-free and eggless

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This healthy Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata is lovely for breakfast, lunch and dinner and even to take on a picnic or in kids’ lunchboxes. It’s packed with veggies which can be leftovers from the night before, so it’s quick and easy to make. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and nightshade-free, although some feta or grated tasty cheese could be added on top for extra flavour if you eat dairy. You could also sprinkle some mixed herbs. Add more or less of the vegetables to suit you and you may want to add extra sea salt to suit your taste. I used frozen spinach but you could also use fresh baby spinach or even peas.

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 free-range/organic eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup of roasted sweet potato (you can use leftovers)
  • ½ to ¾ cup of cooked spinach (I used frozen spinach)
  • 1 onion, diced and lightly sautéed
  • Olive oil or coconut oil for frying
  • Sea salt to taste

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Do you worry that you eat too much sugar? Do you find sugar hard to give up? The sugar-free diet has never been more popular and for good reason. Sugar is harmful to everyone’s health and is a major cause of disease in the Western world today. Sugar is found in so many food products today including cakes, breads, biscuits, cookies, muesli bars, yoghurt, fruit juices and many others. Many foods that are considered ‘healthy’ contain sugar. ‘That Sugar Film’ shows how people who think they’re following a healthy diet can easily be consuming up to forty teaspoons of sugar a day.

Here are 7 reasons to avoid sugar in your diet:

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These cookies have only 3 ingredients! They are so quick and easy to make using common ingredients found in everyone’s pantry. They are gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free. I used a smooth peanut butter that did not contain any added salt, sugar or vegetable oils. These cookies are a little soft and chewy. They are a great snack alternative to regular cookies that are full of processed sugar, salt and flour. Excellent for kids and lunchboxes. Watch the video below.

Xylitol is a sugar-free, low-calorie alternative (found in health stores and online) but honey, coconut sugar or your choice of sweetener can be substituted.

Servings: Makes 18-20 cookies.

Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter
1 free-range egg
½ cup xylitol or 1/3 cup honey

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl by hand or with an electric beater until well combined.
3. Roll a tablespoon of batter for each cookie into a ball and place on the tray.
4. Gently press with a fork to flatten cookies
5. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies lightly brown around the edges.
6. Let cookies cool for at least 5 minutes. They will harden as they cool.

Enjoy! Please share and show your support x

 

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