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Chocolate Coco Balls : A Healthy Alternative to Chocolate

Easter is peering its head around the corner, and I am excited to start the tradition with my little boy. One of the joys of parenthood is seeing the excitement and wonder on their faces with events such as this and  I am eager to encourage his imagination and create happy memories.However with all this excitement there is one thing I am not too keen on. That is the excessive amount of chocolate that my child will be exposed to, thats why I am on a quest for a healthy alternative to chocolate.

I know I sound like a party pooper but hear me out. He is only 1, and even though I am all for everything in moderation.  I am well aware that at Easter time the word ‘Moderation’ does not exist. We already have a cupboard full of easter eggs and it is not even Easter yet!

So I have decided to make my own healthy Easter alternatives. With these not only will Gabriel be able to celebrate with delicious chocolatey treats like everyone else. I will also be reassured that he will not be bouncing off the walls from a sugar high.  I used to make these for myself before Gabriel was born and I think they will go down a treat. They are refined sugar, gluten and dairy free. Made with raw cacao powder and medjool dates, they have a great chocolate flavour while also being packed full of vitamins and minerals.

NOTE: Raw Cacao Powder is a superfood. It contains more antioxidants than blueberries, and is full of Calcium and Magnesium. A good source of plant based Iron, it has also been accredited to be a Natural Mood enhancer and Anti-depressant!

Not only are these healthy and delicious, they are very easy and quick to make. It is the perfect recipe to do with your kids, but beware of the mess! The below recipe makes 16 balls.

KYLIE’S CHOCOLATE COCO BALLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Healthy Alternative to Chocolate for Easter

After these have been chilled in the fridge, you can then wrap them up in cellophane or put them in little Easter baskets like I have done and they make a great healthy gift for Easter!

A Healthy Alternative to Chocolate for Easter

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Gluten free homemade pizzas

So I have been a little behind on my blog posts lately, things have been hectic. With me recovering from surgery, planning our wedding and organising Gabriel’s 1st birthday, it has been manic! With my to do list getting bigger and bigger I have found it easy to fall off the healthy eating wagon and grab anything and everything I can get my hands on. Hungry and unorganised Kylie = eating junk and getting fatter Kylie. Not good for my wedding dress! But sometimes it is hard to eat what you should. I am a lover of comfort food and eating salad especially on a cold Aberdeen day just is not going to happen. So that is why I decided to make my own ‘Healthy’ pizzas. It was a quick and relatively healthy option that I could also feed to my husband to be.

Here is what you will need

Ingredients

  • Warburtons Gluten Free wraps
  • Italian cherry tomato paste with basil
  • Mature Cheddar Cheese or Feta Cheese if you are looking for a healthier option
  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Baby Spinach
  • Pepper
  • Meat of your choice : We chose chorizo slices and ham for our little one
  • You can add what ever you like, but I find if you put too many toppings it becomes over crowded and not as tasty.

Method

Preheat your oven or grill to 200°C. Open the pack of wraps, these are one of the best gluten free wraps out there and really makes a delicious, thin, crispy pizza base. Evenly spread the cherry tomato paste over one side.

Once that is done, start putting your toppings on. I started with Chorizo slices, Tomato, Pepper, Spinach and then cheese.

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Bake in the oven until crispy and the cheese is melted. And viola! A quick and tasty lunch.

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Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

xxx

 

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