Some days you just get home and feel like doing absolutely nothing and can’t be bothered spending an hour in the kitchen making a fancy dinner. Lucky for you, I have put together a few quick meals that don’t take too long to cook but taste delicious…
My second favourite meal of the day (after breakfast of course) is dessert. But can I even eat dessert, isn’t it full of sugar? Well to answer those questions yes, yes and no. Yes, I can eat dessert, yes and is full of sugar and no because you can make healthy alternatives.
It is a known fact now that soft drink is one of the most damaging things you can drink. There is no doubt that there is a multitude of health-related diseases you are at risk of when consuming vast amounts of soft drinks. A lot of these health risks are because of the large amounts of sugar in soft drink, which is also a problem because sugar is highly addictive making it difficult for many people to stop drinking it.
Our week is often booked solid with extra-curricular activities and work so it can be difficult to make a healthy dinner. To ensure we have something healthy to eat every night we do this wonderful thing known as meal planning. We plan our meals accordingly, for example on nights when my mum is at school and I have work we plan a slow cooked meal, so we don’t have to think about it when we get home all tired and wanting nothing more than to eat.
To answer your question simply, yes, I do eat fruit. But that generally leads to more questions and confused faces. So here I present to you a short FAQ on fruit.
When making sweet recipes there are a variety of “healthy” alternatives on the market as alternatives to sugar. I’m here now to talk about the most common sweeteners and “debunk” the healthy claims behind them.
I don’t often indulge in sweet treats, but when I do I use rice malt syrup as a sweetener. Rice malt syrup is made from cooked fermented rice and is a combination of glucose and maltose (rather than fructose). Glucose is much easier for the cells of the body to break down, as opposed to fructose which goes straight to the liver and promotes fat storage. When you don’t eat sugar and sweet foods for a while, you don’t feel like having them and when you do have something sweet your body is able to tell you that you have had enough.