This week’s post comes from mum of three Mandy who blogs at Sneaky Veg
about her continued mission to feed her kids more fruit and veg.
Over to Mandy…
As a family we all love a sweet treat, but as a mum I’m trying to cut down the amount of sugar my children consume, as well as increase the amount of fruit and veg they eat. It constantly amazes me just how creative you can be with low sugar, or even no sugar recipes – just look at the selection below for inspiration.
- I love the sound of every single ingredient in Kellie’s Food To Glow masala chai carrot cake muffins with coconut milk icing. They can be made with coconut sugar for a healthier option.
- My kids would happily live off ice lollies when the weather’s as hot as it has been in the UK over the last week – what a great idea from Eats Amazing sneak some veggies in to these smoothie lollies.
- It may by July but I’d happily eat a slice of this Christmassy cake from Hungry, Healthy, Happy, now. It is sweetened with dates and bananas.
- I love the look of this sugar-free lemon and strawberry cake from Hijacked By Twins. It is sweetened with maple syrup, which I love and is absolutely covered in yummy strawberries.
- Read about the showcase dinner made by Ceri’s and her natural chef coursemates and you’ll be rewarded with a recipe for a delicious looking flourless dark chocolate and ginger torte. I haven’t cooked with coconut palm sugar before but it’s definitely one to try if you’re looking for alternatives to sugar.
- Not only is this lemon cheesecake from Ditch the Carbs, sugar free, but it’s also no bake. What’s not to like?!
- I love the idea of cake for breakfast! This banana loaf from Utterly Scrummy does have some sugar in it, but it’s a relatively low amount.
- Fruit salad is a great way to meet a sweet craving without eating any refined sugar and I love the use of lime and ginger in Eat Like You Love Yourself’s version to give it a bit of zing!
- Yum, I make a recipe very similar to Mama Cook’s. I too find the shop-bought granola far too sweet and think the homemade variety is a million times nicer.
- Well the title of this recipe caught my eye. Sweet mac and cheese from Wholesome Ireland- I might just have to try that!