If gorging yourself on unhealthy food all day sounds like a great idea, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, however, this can have detrimental effects on our bodies over time. And obviously, that’s not good.
Thankfully, you don’t have to live like a Trappist monk and eat only boiled vegetables. Instead, you can make healthy versions of decadent-sounding treats by using basic equipment in your kitchen. Imagine being able to whip up a pizza or healthy ice cream, knowing that it’s actually good for you. It would be amazing, right?
Well, here are 3 examples of such foods that you and your belly are sure to enjoy!
Regular fudge is made of glucose syrup, sugar, butter, and milk. Fortunately, you can make super healthy versions of it that won’t make you feel slow and sluggish for the rest of the day like traditional recipes will.
How? Simple. Grab some cashews and some de-stoned dates and put them in a food processor. Turn the processor on and allow the blades to whip the ingredients into a sticky batter. Allow the processor to continue working its magic until the mixture becomes a big, smooth clump. Then simply remove the mix from the processor and shape it into balls.
Cashews and dates provide the base for the recipes. But you can always add extras, such as cocoa or desiccated coconut if you want to try out variations.
Making healthy ice cream sounds like it should be impossible. But it’s not. You just need to know what you’re doing.
Start by peeling some bananas and placing them in the freezer, preferably chopped. Then, once they are frozen, take them out and put them in a food processor. You should notice that after a while, the bananas form a kind of sticky gooey paste. It’s not quite like regular ice cream. But it is a cool, refreshing dessert that acts as a good substitute for the real thing – especially when you add delicious add-ins and toppings to it!
In the mood for pizza but looking for a healthier version?
Well, yet again, it turns out that it is possible, so long as you know what you’re doing. Start by creating the base. To do this, you’ll need some wholemeal flour and a rolling pin. Begin by mixing some lukewarm water and yeast into the dough and start kneading. After a few minutes, stop, and allow the mix to rise. Then, once it has risen (after about an hour or so), take a chunk of it and roll it out into a pizza base using a rolling pin.
Next, create the tomato sauce. The easiest way to do this is to simply use passata, though you can do it with a regular tin of chopped tomatoes as well. Add any extra Italian herbs you want and then cook it on the stove for around 10 minutes to allow some of the liquid to evaporate. For a better texture, add in some Olive Oil. After that, it’s just a matter of spreading it on your pizza base, adding your toppings, and popping the whole thing in the oven.
If you’re a big cheese lover, you can try adding various nut-based crumbly cheese afterward, as well. Trust me, this healthier alternative won’t disappoint!