Dark Chocolate Protein Brownies

Today is the last Friday of our 3 week Easter break and I cannot believe it's over. Greetings, I know its been a while but I've been so busy revising for my upcoming exams. Now we are all aware that exam revision and snacking go hand in hand and so I've also been working on some easy, healthier snack options to get me through this rather stressful time of year. So on this lovely Thursday evening, I come at you with these dark chocolate protein brownies. I created these with delicious, incredibly fudgey brownies in mind and my goodness are they close to the real thing. This recipe makes around 12 good sized brownies, so what are you waiting for?

Chicken and Vegetable Udon Noodle Soup

If you're a noodle lover, raise your hand *I know my hand is raised high*. I come at you today with another super easy one pot dish, one that is sure to get you through these cold windy days. There we were thinking summer was upon us when we had a few days of warmth, the weather has now turned and come back with a vengeance. But its okay, I've got something that's sure to cheer you right so why not give this simple recipe a go.

Red Kidney Bean, Chickpea and Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato

Undoubtedly my favourite vegetable, sweet potatoes are not exactly the most aesthetically pleasing with the skin on but when it comes to taste, they sure are a worthy contender. I'm stepping away from all the stews and hotpots for a change with this simple stuffed sweet potato. Don't let its simplicity fool you, the red kidney bean, chickpea and chicken topping's flavour is anything but simple. Sweet potatoes are a low glycaemic index food, are naturally gluten free and contain just 84Kcals/100g (Nutrimen, 2016) when boiled like this one. They a good source of starch, potassium, phosphorous as well as an excellent source of the antioxidant Beta-carotene which is converted into Vitamin A in the liver (two molecules of Vit A are formed from one molecule of beta-carotene). Red kidney beans and chickpeas are a good source of starch and Iron, Spinach a source of Calcium and of course chicken has the Protein covered. Apart from all these nutritional benefits, sweet potatoes are ridiculously tasty. If you were wondering why they are my favourite vegetable, that's why. What's better than a naturally sweet vegetable gracing your plate? This is a simple meal low in saturated fats, calories and salt; a meal that's hearty and delicious.

Brioche Toast Three Ways

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day; the possibilities are endless and that my fellow beings is what I live for. Brioche bread is a light type of bread; one that's very rich and undoubtedly delicious. Its 'pillowy' interior is what makes this bread so special, of course it makes an exceptional breakfast candidate. As for the toppings, fruit is always a great idea. Eating fruit on an empty stomach allows the digestive system to break down the sugars in the fruit quickly allowing us to get the complete nutritional benefits. Having fruit with your breakfast is a great way to get in some antioxidants and of course they count towards your 5 a day. Who ever said you can't put fruit on toast?
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