Because we might be romantic, but we’re also lazy AF.
Since fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, and peaches are in season, why not take advantage of this and make some super quick and tasty dessert recipes for the entire family?
We have found five yummy fruit recipes which are easy (even for beginners), and look amazing!
This luscious blueberry cake is made with a vanilla filling which is bound to agree with everyone’s taste buds! Feel free to add the icing once the cake has cooled down, then top if off with your favourite berries for extra flavour – without the refined sugar!
Rhubarb and almond tart
If you’re making something for the adults, this rhubarb and almond tart is the perfect dessert to serve with tea and coffee (or cocktails if you’re that way inclined!). Dust it lightly with some sugar and silvered almonds for extra taste and texture.
Who can resist a juicy fig? These delicious fruits make for the perfect cake filling since they are so soft and naturally sweet!
Pass on the icing if you want to keep the cake on the healthy side, but don’t forget to serve with a generous amount of sliced figs instead – yum!
Watermelon coconut ice cream
Why buy it from the store when you can make it yourself? This delicious duo only uses 4 ingredients and is gluten and sugar-free.
Strawberry rhubarb pie
Finish up with this classic summer pie featuring yummy strawberry and rhubarb extract. The filling is super-sweet, so it’s best to serve it with something light such as a green or chamomile tea. Store it in the fridge so you can enjoy a cool treat at any time of the day!
Image via Swooned Magazine, She Who Eats, Nutritionist in the Kitch, Flickr
With Easter just around the corner, it’s so easy to be tempted by all the chocolates lining the supermarket shelves. There’s caramel, strawberry and cream eggs galore, not to mention the bunnies and hollow eggs that you ate for breakfast on Easter Sunday as a child.
Unfortunately, those memories are long gone and we seriously need to consider the sugar, fat and calorie content of treats before tucking in. Binging over Easter can take your body goals off target, as well as adding to your sugar and cholesterol levels and making you feel a bit awful.
Luckily, there are still some little treats that you can indulge in that won’t shoot your calories through the roof, and we’ve sought out the most delicious low calorie Easter chocolate.
2x Cadbury Mini Caramel Eggs = 100 Calories
It may not seem like many, but it will allow you to get rid of that caramel craving quick smart. Two little eggs is just enough to taste the chocolate, but not quite enough to add the unwanted weight. It’s a perfect balance.
1x Cadbury Creme Egg = 172 Calories
The classic Creme egg is a favourite around Easter time. With that deliciously creamy-caramel filling all encased in a Cadbury chocolate egg, it’s a delicious cheat snack for you to indulge in.
Malteser MaltEaster Bunny = 159 Calories
With a crunchy, malty inside, the Malteser bunny is a delicious alternative that keeps your calories in check, but allows a bit of sugary goodness.
Half a box of Cadbury Mini Eggs = 110 Calories
If you have the self control, a little box of Cadbury mini eggs is over two hundred calories. Stop at half the box and leave the rest for another time. Two chocolate cravings sorted in one tiny box.
4x Kinder Mini Eggs = 116 Calories
Relatively new to the shelves, Kinder Mini Eggs are filled with a delicious hazelnut filling. Four little eggs will hit that craving sweet spot.
Kinder Surprise = 111 Calories
Feed your inner child with a Kinder Surprise egg. Even though it’s available all year round, it is often overlooked and passed up for family sized blocks of chocolate. Bring back childhood memories, crack open the egg and see which toy is inside.
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