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Raw Chocolate Avocado Coconut Bars

Following on from the popularity of my last post (Guilt-Free Chocolate Protein Pudding), here’s another rich, decadent and delicious snack, that tastes wonderfully indulgent but is completely guilt-free and good for you too!  It is yet another recipe that can help you stick to all your virtuous New Year …

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Guilt-Free Chocolate Protein Pudding

We all need to indulge every night once in a while, and with the month of feasting that’s finally left us, it’s not surprising that we’re left craving something sweet, rich, creamy, decadent and delicious as the new year begins.
Lucky for you, this Guilt-Free Chocolate Protein …

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THE FOOD EFFECT SWEET & SPICY NUTS

There’s something very festive about these Sweet & Spicy Nuts, making them just perfect for the holiday season (and all year round, in fact!).  Whilst admittedly they are somewhat addictive (aren’t all nuts?!), the subtle combination of sweetness and spice makes them satisfyingly filling at the same time.  …

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Carrot, Ginger and Sweet Potato Soup

Low in fat, creamy and deliciously satisfying, this soup is packed full of fibre, beta-carotene and ginger, making it a nutritious, anti-inflammatory, immunity-boosting and waist-line friendly dish.  Think of it as your “green juice for the winter”- a great and tasty way to pack a ton of nutrients, vitamins …

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(The Best Ever) Healthy Homemade Hummus

People are often impressed when I say I make my own hummus, but the truth is, it’s so quick and easy to make and tastes so much better than any store bought version, it would be mad not to!  What’s more, apart from being far superior in taste, …

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Cravings - Why we get them & how to handle them?

This guest blog post comes from Adam Smith over at Vouchers Codes Pro, who has done extensive research into cravings, and how men and women in the UK respond to them.  The topic of cravings and how to handle them, is something I  address with my clients on an almost …

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ALL NATURAL SKINNY BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

 

Bursting with sweet blueberries and packed with natural fibre and whole-grain goodness, these All-Natural Skinny Blueberry Muffins are both moist and full of flavour.  Whilst of course they’re great any time of day, they come especially handy for breakfast, when frantically running around in order to make it …

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Guilt-Free Coconut French Toast

Many weight loss seekers think that bread is “fattening”… like most dietary misconceptions, this is quite far from the truth.  Whether eating bread is diet friendly or not, largely depends on the context in which it’s eaten.  As far as bread itself goes, most types of bread contain only 80…

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Curried Chickpea Salad

From Curried Chicken Salad (see my last post HERE) to Curried Chickpea Salad…. this is one of my all time favourite recipes that’s sure to please vegans, veggies and meat eaters alike.  As mentioned in my last post, I prefer to stick to plant-based protein sources (as well as fish …

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Curried Chicken Salad

Regular followers of The Food Effect might be somewhat surprised to see a recipe featuring chicken on the blog, as up until now, it has not featured heavily in my online presence.  Don’t get me wrong, with a meat-loving husband and South African parents, it is a frequent component …

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