After the over indulgence of Christmas I always crave healthier meals. This also includes bakes. Just because we are eating healthier it does not mean that we deprive ourselves of all that we love. I am a true believer of everything in moderation.
To help us enjoy more of the sweet treats we can adapt recipes and make them a healthier option. With that in mind, this months baking round-up is dedicated to healthier bakes, both sweet and savoury. I have been scouring the internet to find the most tempting, healthier bakes to showcase to you this month.
Here are my favourite healthier bakes this month.
After a Christmas full of meat dishes it is lovely to have some vegetarian meals. Sarah from Tales from the Kitchen Shed has a Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne that will please both vegetarians and meat lovers. Full of vegetables and lentils this lasagne is a delicious baked meal.
If, after an over indulgent Christmas, you are wanting to slim down a little then this baked pasta dish is for you. On Hijacked By Twins is my Full of Veg Pasta Bake. Containing 8 different vegetables, low-fat cottage cheese and fat-free quark, healthy and delicious, what more could you want?
Everyone loves a curry, but we all know how takeaway curries are not the healthiest of meals. But thanks to Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie we can now enjoy the flavours we love without all of the calories. Her Chicken Tikka Masala Traybake combines marinade chicken with potatoes, cauliflower and spices galore!
Macaroni cheese has to be an all time hit with families. Thankfully Cliona at Basement Bakehouse has created a healthy Mac and Cheese using a fat-free cottage cheese. This Mac and Cheese would taste amazing after being baked until the cheese topping is nice and crisp!
Now onto the sweet treats.
Mel from Le Coin de Mel has created Healthy Free From Chocolate Brownies. Yes you have read that right, healthy chocolate brownies! These addictive brownies are made using sweet potatoes and medjool dates with coconut oil, raw cacao and maple syrup. As they contain vegetables surely they go towards your 5 a day. Do you agree?
Mandy from Sneaky Veg has also used vegetables in her healthier bake. These Beetroot and Poppy Seed Oaty Bars are, in true Sneaky Veg fashion, a great way to get vegetables into the kids. Not only do they contain beetroot but they are also free from refined sugar.
Nadine from JuggleMum has shared a fantastically slimming pudding. Her baked Rice Pudding is the perfect comforting pudding without the guilt! Rice pudding is perfect for this time of year, when it is cold outside a warming pudding is pure comfort!
Last but not least are some healthy flapjacks. Charlotte from The Mummy Toolbox has created some cheaper and healthier alternatives from the supermarket snacks. Her Banana and Honey Flapjacks contain just 4 ingredients and thanks to the oats and banana they will keep you going until your next meal!
What are your healthy, go to bakes?
Next month my round-up is going to be all about vegan bakes for Veganuary. If you have any vegan bakes that you would like to be considered for the round-up please add them to the linky on Hijacked By Twins BritMums Round-up page.