I tend to go through phases with food, as illustrated by my current everything-must-be-in-a-lettuce-wrap obsession and my the-world-will-end-if-I-run-out-of-almond-butter worries.
But a phase I have never outgrown is my sweet tooth. Most days it is obvious, others it is raging. I really have to watch that I eat something savoury as part of lunch because otherwise I have like one non-sweet food a day. And that’s just not good.
Dessert is nonnegotiable for me and although I do try to keep things vaguely clean, I’m always on the lookout for things that satisfy my
secondly daily craving as well as doing me good.
Without my daily treats I get like this:
Yes, it seems I’ve passed on my stuffing my face with treats habit to the hamster.
Anyway, today I want to share a dessert with you that is totally health friendly, tastes incredible and is full of lots of things that do the body good.
Warm apple nachos with greek yoghurt, toasted pecans and almond butter
Serves one or two if you’ve had an indulgent main!
One apple, chopped into slices
170g Greek yoghurt – I used Total 0%
Five pecans, chopped roughly
* Heat up a medium-sized pan on a medium heat. I didn’t use any oil but you could add coconut oil if you like.
* Add the apple slices to the pan and cook until browned on both sides
* When browned to taste (mine was just a few minutes on both sides), add the chopped pecans to toast. This does not take long at all
* Whip up Greek yoghurt in a bowl and carefully add your cooked apples. Scatter pecans on top.
* Take your first apple slice and let the dipping action begin!
So, so good! I’ve actually been using yoghurt for dessert a lot recently, I find it helps nix that craving before I raid every cupboard in the flat for everything that contains even the teeniest amount of sugar.
Like in yoghurt bowls with fruit o my desk as an afternoon snack. This one had grapes, mango and kiwi in.
You can also buy yoghurt with a fruity layer and pop that on top of fruit.
It makes a little parfait:
I’ve just looked back through my pictures and realised it looks like I’m being a little too obvious about my love for Total 0%! I’m sure other Greek yoghurt would work just as well, it is just the brand I use.
And that picture of poor Flake really doesn’t show his good side. Here’s him and James having some cuddles last night to make up for it:
He’s such an old dinosaur these days! I can’t believe he’ll be three in just a few months (super old for a hamster).
* Any good, simple recipes for satisfying a sweet tooth? I’d love to hear any other ideas!