Monday, September 3, 2012

Recipes to make your hips and you smile....

Who says that eating healthy has to be all about cardboard cereal and boring food ....Not true!!
I am on a super health kick and I thought why not use my cookery knowledge to come up with some yummy dessert and savoury snack recipes.

The recipe below is a take on the delicious cheesecake recipe...(This is would be for a treat day as it does contain cream and cream cheese . So it's perfect for a special day and one glass is filling)


For the Crust
3/4 cup Arnotts Marie biscuit crumbs
1 tablespoon icing sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling
250 grams package light cream cheese, softened ( leave out at room temperature)
3 tablespoons caster sugar
250 grams fresh pineapple, pureed
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
250 mls whipped cream

For the Garnish
whipped cream
fresh pineapple chopped

1. In a medium bowl, stir together the biscuit crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes and press into the bottoms of the dishes to form a crust layer.

2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add in pureed pineapple and vanilla and stir - mix to combine, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the whipped cream until well combined.

3. Evenly pipe or spoon the filling into prepared individual serving dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

4. Garnish with additional whipped cream and fresh chopped pineapple.

The next recipe is for snack time so when you are wanting to lose some weight or basically want to eat healthy. Then having protein as a snack is what you want to be doing. These babies below are so delicious and SO easy to make.


5 eggs beaten
4 rashers bacon chopped
1/2 cup light milk
salt / pepper to season
Parsley chopped
Parmaesan cheese - grated
Canola spray - for greasing muffin tin

Heat oven to 180c.
Add eggs to bowl and beat and milk and salt and pepper. Mix well.
Add bacon, cheese and parsley. MIx well.
Spray a muffin tin with canola oil spray and place tablespoons of mixture  in tray.
Bake for 20 minutes or until fluffy and golden brown.

My sister Eloise told me about these cookies she had at work and how easy they were to make not to mention they were gluten free and super healthy ...So here they are!!
Perfect for breakfast with a protein smoothie or for an afternoon sn...

3 ripe bananas
2 cups (185g) rolled oats
1 cup (155g) currants pitted and chopped or you can use Dried Apricots or Dates
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla Extract

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes
1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
2.In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in oats, dates, oil, and vanilla. Mix well, and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking tray.
3.Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown.
Next post will be about Baking bread  and yeasty good stuff and yes it's all healthy everything in moderation I say.
Keep on cooking !!!!

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