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'Sugar Free' - 30 days of top tips!

Today is the last day of 'Sugar Free September! Have you been joining the challenge to go refined sugar free for a whole month?

I've been posting a tip each day for the last 30 days over on my Facebook page... a resource of helpful tips to go sugar free, cut the cravings and keep motivation high!  

As a little thank you for your support, in the next 2 days I'll be sending an ebook compilation of tips and tricks for all my newsletter subscribers. If you are not on my mailing list already...now is you chance! Oh and you get my sugar-free sweets recipe book when you sign up as well- seriously it's no brainer right? ;-)

Sugar can be very sneaky, even if you have the best of intentions it often creeps in and catches us unawares throwing out resolve off kilter. This ‘Month Of Tips’ will help give you a few extra tools in your toolkit. Even if you are still  hesitant to give it a try… why not go sugar free for just one month and then see how you feel. Will you want to go back?

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Raw chocolate hazelnut bars

It's 'Sugar Free September' and i've been busy keeping you posted with tips and tricks for a sugar free life over on my Facebook and Instagram. Here's what you might have missed so far... (click to enlarge)

So, I figured you'd be needing a simple little sugar free hit to help you on your way- yes??

Well I'd better not disappoint!  

I used some hazelnut butter than I found buried way in my baking box- delicious- like eating fererro rocher! If you are not a fan of hazelnut... try these choc-orange goji bites- they've been a big hit with readers and my family!

In other news I took part in a health and healing fair today... I had a stand with my Wholeplus foodie bits as well as my health coaching info with upcoming talks and seminars.  The guy next to me is my awesome friend and also my personal trainer Toby Channon who shared my stand, he also shares the love of plant based nutrition (we have epically long conversations on the topic!) and he posts some good stuff- some serious and some funny, on his Facebook page and his blog if you fancy a mooch over there.

I also gave a talk on going sugar free at the event which went down well.... I really love inspiring people when it comes to healthy indulgent nutrition. 

Apologies for the photo quality, my dad took it with a camera phone and the lighting was not ideal!

Apologies for the photo quality, my dad took it with a camera phone and the lighting was not ideal!

On that note... go and make these right now!! ;-)

 

Recipe: Raw chocolate hazelnut bars 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups packed dates
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut or ground almonds or hazelnuts*
  • ½ cup oatmeal*
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 tbs hazelnut butter
  • 1 tsp hazelnut extract
  • ½ cup roasted hazelnuts

Method:

Roast the hazelnuts for 5 minutes to lightly toast for best flavour (if not pre-roasted). Meanwhile blend all remaining ingredients in a food processor until you have a slightly sticky well blended mix.

Press mix firmly into a small (approx 9” square) pan lined with parchment for easy removal. Press the roasted hazelnuts into the mix and chill for min. 1 hour before slicing into squares or as desired.

You could also roll these into small balls with a hazelnut in the centre of each.

These also frees well, and keeping the fridge for ages... a good excuse to make a big batch!

 

*I didn’t have enough hazelnuts to use ground hazelnuts so used coconut instead. If you use roasted hazel nuts here you may be able to omit the hazelnut butter and/or the extract. Instead of oats, ground buckwheat or more ground nuts could work.

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Introducing Sugar Free September!!

It came to my attention that lots of people in the foodie blog world get involved with 'Sugar Free September' 

Well, it's as if that theme is made just for me!

I have a sweet tooth, there is no denying it… well the name of my website would tend to imply that fact! I fully believe you can live a healthy whole foods lifestyle AND still eat cake! 

So for my take on ‘Sugar Free September’ starting tomorrow over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram I will be bringing you a top tip each day of the week to help you on your journey to sugar free health, encourage creativity in the kitchen or just simply to inspire a few new healthy changes in your life.

Here is how I eat sweet without sugar, and how you can do it too!

Hope to see you there... feel free to share your own tips and journeys.

p.s This is an article on the subject of sugar I had published a week or so ago. I was very proud and it fits the theme perfectly and so I wanted to share with you here (click the image to zoom in a bit)

What are you're favourite sugar free recipes? Mine is still this crazy courgette celebration cake, so indulgent and totally foolproof and those I have made it for (many!!) are always full of amazement when I tell them what what's in it!


P.s I am planning talks, workshops and programmes all on the subject of sugar free satisfaction... to make sure you don't miss out on the details join my newsletter to hear all the details plus I often have special offers and extra titbits!  

You also get this sugar free e-book with my full colour top 10 sweets recipes- winner!!



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