Healthy eating shouldn’t be about depriving yourself. Instead, it’s all about moderation and making some clever tweaks to make your meals even better for you. The same is true when it comes to sweet treats. With some easy swaps in your baking, you’ll end up eating something that not only hits the sweet spot – it won’t completely load you up with sugar, either (which means you avoid a crash and burn).
The other benefit of cooking up your own treats is the visibility it gives you over what goes into your body. Often, when you buy something from the shop and it’s got a long shelf life, it has probably also got a lot of preservatives and chemicals to get it to that expiry date. So, if you're buying something or making something that is natural, it's already a lot better for you.
Here are three of my favourite quick – and healthy – recipes that will satisfy your cravings for something sweet.