Frozen Vanilla Date Dessert

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This is the perfect dessert, but it is so healthy and guilt-free that you could have this for breakfast or even as an afternoon snack to banish your sweet tooth. It is naturally sweetened with dates and banana, and packed with protein and healthy fats. Cinnamon does not only add a wonderful flavour and richness to this dessert, but it is also great for helping to stabilise blood sugar levels.

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Roasted Chickpea Salad Bowl

roasted chickpea salad bowl

Chickpeas are such a versatile little legume and very underrated! It is rich in soluble fibre (7.8g per 100g) for a healthy gut and digestive system and to help lower cholesterol. It is also a wonderful source of low glycaemic slow-release carbohydrates and contains 7.5g protein per 100g to keep you full until your next meal and avoid those afternoon sugar cravings. Chickpeas are also extremely cheap (especially if you buy dried and cook them yourself) and they have a long shelf life – perfect to have on hand to throw into salads for lunch! Just like this favourite lunchtime salad:

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My day on a plate

My day on a plate

If you’re a regular follower of NYTD you probably would’ve noticed that I haven’t posted on the blog for a while. There is a good reason for it, I promise! You see, there is a bun in the oven. The kind that takes 9 months to cook up and leaves you feeling exhausted, nauseated and gagging at foods you used to love. Naturally, this has affected my normal way of eating and zeal for all things healthy and nutritious.

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