Its my husbands birthday this week and due to on going health problems he’s diet low in sugar ,fat and other things.
we still wanted to bake a cake and I love to experiment and make yummy snacks healthy so we decided to make beetroot chocolate cake it taste amazing he didn’t even know till we told him. Fab if you have a fussy eater.
100ml sunflower oil or rapeseed oil
150g dark soft sugar
200g self raising flour
50g cocoa powder
1 tbsp. baking powder
200g 0% fat natural yogurt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1.peel,chop and boil the beetroot till soft. set aside to cool
2. pre heat the oven to 180c/160c/gas4
3. Once the beetroot has cooled down transfer to a food processor/hand blender and whizz to puree.
4. Add all the remaining ingredients ad stir till the mix is smooth.
5. Transfer the mix to a greased cake tin and bake for 50min-1hour or until a skewer comes out clean.
Let me know how you get on. Happy baking .
Having a fussy child who wants healthy food but can’t manage to eat lumpy or crunchy food due to the texture can be hard, add in the mix of a husband who is currently unwell and has just had surgery but lives of junk food he’s not aloud meal times in our house are tough
Me and my boy put this recipe together yesterday and it made the most amazing tomato soup but added hidden veg
6 large ripe tomatoes or a can of chopped tomatoes
1 large onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 red pepper
1 potato ( to thicken the soup)
1 tin of butter beans
Sauté the onion for 5 minutes don’t let the onion burn add a little water and sunflower/rap seed oil.
Add the garlic and stir for a minute trying not to let the garlic brown
Add the tomatoes/chopped tomatoes stir together with the onions and veg
Then add the rest of the veg in to the pan. ( we choose these veg as they were spare in the fridge but you could add other vegetables)
Pour in the vegetable stock
A teaspoon of paprika
And black pepper to taste ( you can add other herbs or salt to taste)
Leave to simmer with the lid on for 1hr 30 min
Blend and serve
We serve ours with homemade crusty bread and balsamic vinegar.