Quite possibly the best chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever taste, these mouthfuls of goodness are completely gluten, dairy and refined sugar free – replacing traditional ingredients with more nutritious ingredients. They give a boost to your daily fibre, protein and anti-oxidant intake, and keep your blood sugar levels happy too.
Biscuits, Cakes & Cookies
This has to be one of my all-time favourite foods. Caramel slice. As a kid I would buy slices of ‘millionaires shortbread’ (similar kinda thing) from the local bakery after school and eat it on the way home to celebrate getting though another day of half-assed education. This one has significantly less sugar, and tastes a LOT nicer. It’s also kinder on your waistline…if you don’t eat the whole thing.
For full disclosure, I ate the whole thing. Just me. Why? Because it’s addictive and downright delicious. I also have a problem with portion control. I strongly advise you make this one for when friends visit so you have someone to share it with!
Tigernuts are not actually nuts – deceptive little things. They are however, just as delicious, and their flour makes crumbly, delicious cookies that you won’t be able to leave alone. Consider this your warning, tiger.
Wholegrain Teff is extremely nutritious. It boasts a wealth of vitamins and minerals including magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, choline, Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6, Thiamin, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin and Vitamin C, which is rarely found in grains. Teff can be purchased as a wholegrain or flour, which is used most commonly in Ethiopia to make a traditional sourdough flatbread called injera. It makes for a highly nutritious substitute to traditional gluten-containing flours. Try it in these amazing muffins for a nutritious way to start the day!
I didn’t know what ‘Whoopie Pies’ were until I came to Australia, where they seem to be all the rage. Chocolate + pie? I know…sounds gross. From what I’ve gathered, It basically two cookies or cakes with a deliciously creamy filling sandwiched in the middle. You’re drooling now right?! Not one for missing out on sweet treats, I made my own (probably very non-traditional) version. Sorry Whoopie Pie Police. My version is packed with loads of high-protein ingredients, making them great for satiety and muscle repair. As ever, there’s no crappy sugar, flour or gunk. I challenge you to eat more than one though – these bad-boys are pretty full on (even at just 230 calories each). It’s time to get your Pie on.
The healthy stuff: Black Tahini is a paste made from ground black sesame seeds. It’s is an excellent source of vitamin E, F, and T as well as B vitamins, Biotin and Choline. It also contains a wealth of amino acids and essential minerals. As a 20% complete protein, black tahini is richer in protein than milk, soya beans, and most nuts!
This delicious chocolate bar is sure to bring a smile to your face and your tummy, with no butter or white flour in sight. Instead, metabolism-boosting coconut oil, natural sweeteners and low-GI puffed brown rice make for a delicious treat that can be enjoyed without the guilt.
Sometimes I don’t feel like having an omelette after a workout. It’s not always easy *or palatable* to get your protein needs. After much testing *poor me* this muffin recipe gets the Fit Foodie tick of approval and is a great post-workout snack. Not dissimilar in taste to your typical cafe muffin, but this one is loaded with muscle-loving amino acids that help build and repair. Also known as super muffins. That’s right.
The rich chocolate muffin is not only HEALTHY, but it tops portion control charts. It serves just one healthy chocolate monster, unless your slightly insane and you decide to share…In which case, I suggest doubling the recipe and making a second. You’re going to want more than a taste.
*My muffins bring all the (gym) boys to the yard*
Need a healthy pick-me-up? These mini chocolate muffins are where it’s at. These babies are awesome for chocolate cravings, are sugar free (you’re sweet enough, right?) and are totally gluten + dairy free. Not only that, they’re boosted with additional protein, which acts as the building block for your bones and muscles. It’s also one of the only nutrients your body can’t produce itself, so you have to supply it with a steady stream throughout the day.
Biology not your thing? Basically, just eat these.
I love cookies. I love breakfast. It’s a no brainer right?
Okay, so you’re thinking cookies to start the day might not be a top nutritional option, but these are seriously going to trump your cafe-bought alternative. As it turns out they’re gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan too! Make in advance and grab on-the-go for a healthy snack during the week.
The almond meal and seeds pumps up the protein, so they won’t leave you hungry 10 minutes after devouring them!