One of my favourite things about simple recipes is that you can sometimes just add one more ingredient to the mix and it completely changes it to a new taste sensation. And this is what happened here. I had Philly cheese in the house for some reason and was making my PB Protein Balls and my usual weekly batch of Chocolate Tweets and decided to mix it in and the result was a decadent ‘to-die-for’ dessert that’s super healthy!
After the crazy food of Christmas it’s nice just to go back to basics and make a few simple sweet snacky things that you can reach for when feeling peckish. There is none more simple than a toasty nutty fudge to keep your body happy with good fats and ward off the hunger pangs for a couple of hours.
Peppermint and chocolate is a fantastic combination and even more so when it’s refined sugar free, full of the good stuff and still tastes amazing! Howzat?
I put together this recipe last year but have made a slight change, as I didn’t like the way the coconutty part was a bit crumbly. Macadamia nuts to the rescue as their oil content helps the ‘stick it’ factor and mild taste takes on the flavour of whatever you put with it and ‘ta daah’ pepperminty slice perfection.
Christmas is coming! And the best news is, all your favourite dishes can be made in a healthy way without sacrificing the sensational flavours.
I have tasted the traditional White Christmas slice in the past and while it looked fantastic, one piece and I had an immediate headache and felt instantly tired like sugar tends to do to me. Not to mention wanting to eat the whole batch despite the pain!
So I whipped up a Slim Birdy original and oh my, tastes like the most amazing white chocolate without the hangover! Add this one to your Christmas cooking list…
So now that I’m off the caffeine for good, ( read the revelations here and here,) one thing I was really going to miss is my favourite chai tea. There was something about all the spices that would take me to my happy place and coupled with black tea like it normally is, that happy place was being visited all too frequently! Damn you seductive caffeine.
“…you are my Candy girl, and you got me wanting you!” This 60s song by the Archies while intended to be about a person is actually eerily appropriate to describe my relationship with the sweet stuff. Total obsession.
Many years ago I knew something was up when anything with sugar in it would make me hoover the whole packet, box, bar, block, whatever. I would think about, plan, plot and scheme how I could get more and have another ‘hit.’ It would plague me, like a broken record in my head, over and over. Must have, must have.
I would even look at the dessert menus first in restaurants and while in the thick of it all, I slowly ate more and more sugary food in place of any other food. Total addiction.
OMG! I’m love with these things.
Something so simple to make yet hits the sweet, savoury, satisfying rich taste that only peanut butter can do, all at once. And it’s low carb too, a healthy weight loss miracle!
And if it doesn’t have enough going for it already, I have found this base recipe to be so versatile, it can morph into other things such as a base for a slice, add dried fruit and nuts and they become bliss balls, cover in healthy chocolate and it turns into heaven… with many more adaptations to discover I’m sure, so let’s get mixing…
This is dedicated to my friend who is having the time of her life as tour leader on a Top Deck bus tripping around Europe. Her story is proof that with a little hard work and lots of perseverance, a really huge dream can come true!
When she gets back, I will be sure to cook her a batch in celebration! Go Travel Girl!
So I was remembering my younger days and my preference in chocolate was always the milk chocolate type, not dark as that seemed too bitter (didn’t know at the time it was the best kind, more likely to have any nutrients in it,) plus my taste buds were ruined with a sugar overload.
One of my big revelations when I finally worked out how to lose weight was that you don’t have to completely give up the taste of the stuff you like to eat, while you are on your way. You just need to tweak it, so it goes from being junk food, which has no nutritional value, has toxins, and chemicals that your body can’t recognise, to something so amazingly good for you, tastes fantastic and has an automatic off switch, making binge eating or over eating a thing of the past. Meaning you can still eat it every day and still lose weight. Genius huh?
So one of the foods that most people absolutely love is chocolate.