Gorgeous, healthy, tasty, healthy. Done!

Here is a small list of healthy gorgeous recipes and ideas that can help you enjoy your treats and stay on track with your goals! To read about how this can help so much read http://www.alphapw.com/replace-and-upgrade-dont-feel-deprived/

1) Parmesan Crisps

Preheat oven to 190C/gas5, line a flat baking dish with baking paper. Place heaped teaspoons of grated unpasteurized Parmesan cheese on the baking sheet, leaving space for them to spread when cooking. Bake for 8-10 mins, until golden brown and bubbling. Remove from oven and cool until set. Remove carefully and store in an
airtight container.

2) Dip Prunes/dates dipped in melted dark organic chocolate and leave to chill until chocolate has set (a cheeky festive option could be to pre-soak the dates in brandy!)

3) When making carrot cake use ground almonds instead of flour and honey/stevia instead of sugar!

4) Gluten free mince pies!

How to make the mince:

220g fresh cranberries, 340g bramley apples (cored and grated, don’t peel), 170g shredded suet, 340g raisins, 280g sultanas, 280g currants, 5tbsp honey, 140g xylitol/stevia (or another natural sugar alternative), grated zest and juice of two oranges and two lemons, 4tsp ground mixed spice, 1tsp cinnamon, 1tsp freshly ground nutmeg, 6tbsp of brandy. Mix all ingredients together, put into jars and refrigerate till needed!

How to make the pastry:

– 340g (12oz) ground almonds, 110g (4oz) Quinoa flour, 220g (8oz) organic butter, 1 egg & a little cold water to bind the pastry

– Chop up the cold butter into the ground almonds and the quinoa flour, work in with your fingers or mixer until the mixture is like fine breadcrumbs. Bind with the egg and water, keep covered in fridge till needed.

Construction of the pie!

– Roll pastry to approx 0.5cm thickness

– Cut to required size, place in tray, put in a tablespoon of mixture

– For the top you can either make a lid of pastry or cut a festive shape like a star, heart etc or just sprinkle some ground almonds!

 

Energy balls and the tastiest nuts you’ll ever eat!These mini farinata pizzas are a great snack idea for parties (farinata is an italian flat bread made from chick peas and can be bought in any regular supermarket) Top with any of your usual favourite toppings!

The final recipe is the original scribblings of Mrs C’s attempts at gluten free cookies!

 

 

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