Just another quick little recipe that I have featured on Instagram before but haven’t managed to post here – Chocolate Cheesecake Fudge.
In the past, if there was ever a choice of cake going around, my preference was always cheesecake. Not sure why, but it just hit the spot. The more I learn about good fats, blood sugar spikes with too much starchy carbs and the rest of the havoc caused by wheat products (currently reading Wheat Belly by William Davis MD and having mind blown,) I am coming to understand more why my body would choose this higher fat treat option. It knows best!
Everyone seems to live life in a rush these days, racing to work, play or exercise. I don’t think it’s slowing down any time soon, so these Protein Chocolate Bars will have you eating healthy on the run.
This is why I love my protein packed treats that you can make once a week and keep in the fridge or freezer for a quick breakfast or snack any time.
This Protein Bar recipe was another accident as I am still on my quest to make a brownie type of treat without a truckload of dates in it. Everything still turns out yum, if not an interestingly different texture to what I envisaged. However once again it’s good enough to add to the recipe list and something I would make again.
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 for these Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Bites.
I had Philly cheese in the house for some reason and was making my PB Protein Balls and my usual weekly batch of Homemade Chocolate and decided to mix it in and the result was a decadent ‘to-die-for’ dessert that’s super healthy!
Peppermint and chocolate is a fantastic combination. These Homemade Peppermint Patties are the only dish with peppermint that doesn’t taste like toothpaste to me.
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.
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. Super sweet white chocolate inspired this Healthy White Chocolate Fudge and luckily when you make it yourself, you can adjust the sweetness to suit.
Homemade chocolate is so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you’ve never done it before!
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. You just need to tweak it and make it at home. So it goes from being junk food, with no nutritional value, toxins, and chemicals that your body can’t recognise, to something so amazingly good for you. It still tastes fantastic, but now with amazing nutrition as well so it has an automatic off switch, making binge eating or over eating a thing of the past.
So one of the foods that most people absolutely love is chocolate.
A decadent Macadamia Chocolate Toffee recipe should be in everyone’s bag of tricks!
The success of my Sesame Snaps sent me off onto other creative tangents as to what else I could toffee snap using the same method and nearly the same ingredients.
I think I mentioned my oats/raisins disaster – probably for the best as I don’t eat oats and was just trying it for my husband. He gave it the resounding thumbs down, so we stick to the original sesame for him.
However I thought my all time favourite macadamia nuts might do the trick as they are buttery and delicious, especially when roasted and I wasn’t disappointed. (Drool, drool.)
In my overweight days, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were a food that I would eat until I was sick or finished the whole packet whichever was first. Oi vey!
There was something about the combination of Peanut Butter and Chocolate that just had me all a twitter. It was the flavour I used to pick at Baskin Robbins ice-cream place too, when I used to eat that; however one little scoop of all that richness and I already felt sick, so I didn’t need to eat lots of it Ha ha.
Luckily though I worked out that the key problem causing all of my out of control eating was not understanding sugar. Once you pair it with nutrients, you can still enjoy all the chocolatey, buttery goodness and stop at one or two. Hooray for health food! I love it.