family · Food · healthy food

Happy birthday healthy cake

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.

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Recipe

 

100ml sunflower oil or rapeseed oil

175g beetroots

150g dark soft sugar

200g self raising flour

50g cocoa powder

1 tbsp. baking powder

200g 0% fat natural yogurt

2 tsp vanilla extract

Method

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 .

 

family · Homeschool

A winter weekend

I suffer with very bad anxiety and phobias and struggle to go places that are busy with people. I get anxious about the thought of germs and feel more anxious inside in busy places.

We are lucky where we live that we don’t get very extreme weather and are still able to go out to explore.

I find being outside in the fresh air helps my anxiety and provides a good distraction as well as exercise.

My son loves being outside ( not as much as gaming) but he loves to explore. For Christmas he received a metal detector this weekend was spent looking for treasure to his sadness we didn’t find any. We can’t wait to take it to the beach once spring arrives and we head to our holiday lodge.

There’s so great local parks to explore local to us we are very lucky.

Here’s some pictures from our walk

The rest of the weekend has been spent baking banana bread and making soup.

Ready for the week back to work and homeschool activities.