Sometimes it can be difficult to get all the ingredients that you need to bake the perfect cake or make an elaborate tart. But that doesn’t necessarily have to mean missing out on treats. Here we’ve put together some incredibly easy dessert recipes for you to try. What’s more, they can all be made with just a few easily available ingredients.
‘I eat only whole wheat bread’, said one client as part of her health plan. ‘I eat healthy digestive biscuits as a snack’, said confidently another client. I am going to start this article with some facts that I share with my clients and in my workshops and corporate talks. A small packet of digestive biscuits of 250gms has 13 teaspoons of sugar. A slice of bread (whole-wheat or gluten free) has half teaspoon of sugar. A cup of flavoured yogurt of 100gms has 3 teaspoons of sugar. Mixed fruit juice of 200 ml has 4 teaspoons of sugar. One box of muesli of 400gms has 9 teaspoons of sugar. Isn’t this an eye opener? Some of this we eat regularly and do not even know that we are consuming so much added sugar right? It tricks the brain to want more food because of the blood sugar spiking and dropping and then we land up having many more cravings.
Excessive amounts of sugar in your diet can be lead to all sorts of health issues. Top sources of sugar-packed foods are – cookies, biscuits, soft drinks, packaged fruit juices, ketchup, soups, flavoured yogurt, refined cereals, and candy. As we consume these foods every day, we end up consuming exceedingly large quantities of added sugar without actually noticing it.