Christmas can be a tricking time of year when it comes to achieving your desired health & fitness goals.
3 INGREDIENT CHRISTMAS CAKE
OPTIONAL dairy-free vanilla frosting
METHOD FOR THE CAKE
Place dried fruit in a bowl, cover with milk and leave to soak overnight in the fridge.
The next day, preheat oven to 160°C and line a medium (23cm diameter) springform cake tin with baking paper.
Stir flour into fruit mixture until evenly combined and smooth into prepared tin. Bake until it is risen, set and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean (check after about 1¼ hours and return to oven for a little longer if needed). Remove from oven. Cool in the tin before turning out. Stored in an airtight container, it will keep for 3-4 weeks.
Just before serving, dust with , using paper doily cut-outs or snowflake stencils to create festive patterns.
FOR THE FROSTING
CALORIES PER CAKE = 281
PROTEIN 0.7g per cake
CARBS 65.7g per cake
FAT 1.4g per cake
Let’s compare this to the everyday Christmas cake.
Calories = 237 PER SLICE
FAT 8.1g per slice
CARBS 37.5 g per slice
PRO 3.7g per slice
I think the numbers speak louder than words in this case.
SESAME SEED LAVOSH
CALORIES = 32 for total crackers
Let’s compare this to an Arnott’s Jatz box of crackers.
CALORIES = 1165 per box
After looking at the difference between the last two recipes and the store brought or original calorie content table can you start to understand how easy it is to eat in a calorie surplus over the festive season?
As you are well aware alcohol can be the silent killer when it comes to empty calories. So when it comes to choosing a refreshing beverage always look for something lower in calories and very little ingredients.
KOMBUCHA LEMON PIMPED PIMMS
Combine all ingredients in a jug and give it a good stir. Pour into two glasses and serve!
CALORIES PER SERVE = 121
Let’s compare this recipe with a standard Mojito.
CALORIES PER SERVE = 221