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A Healthy Dessert Avocado, Coconut, Cocoa and Stevia

This is a recipe I have been using recently when I fancy something that tastes like I shouldn’t be eating it. It is a very simple dessert and all you will need to make it is a blender and a fridge.

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With 25g of healthy fats it may not suit everyone’s macro-nutrients, but it is full of goodness and extremely tasty.

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To bump up the number of grams of protein I suggest adding a scoop of protein powder per dessert. To reduce the number of grams of fat you could use low fat coconut milk or make the portions smaller. Find the recipe here on HubPages – I hope you enjoy it.

Healthy Go To Snacks

Be Prepared

One of the best ways to keep on track with your nutrition plan is to be prepared. My personal nutrition plan includes 3 meals and 3 or 4 snacks every day. In order to avoid having to make choices when I am hungry I always have some healthy snacks sitting in my kitchen ready to grab.

It is inevitable that as you lose fat you will be hungry, but if you are prepared, then the choices you will make when snacking will be healthy ones that complement your lifestyle choices rather than sabotage them.

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These are my top healthy go to snacks:

  • Boil up a few eggs and store in the fridge: I would eat 1 or 2 of these for a snack, they will provide you with protein and healthy fats.
  • Defrost some berries: I usually have a bowl of these sitting in the fridge, they can be eaten on their own or added to a smoothie.
  • Make some sugar free jelly: now the healthy aspect of these is debatable because of the artificial sweeteners but I find them very useful for when I want something sweet, they are very good mixed with a TBSP of Greek yoghurt and defrosted berries
  • Cottage cheese: this is great as either a savoury or sweet snack – with chopped vegetables such as carrots it is a handy dip or with berries it makes a sweet snack, it is also a good source of protein.
  • Protein powder: for a very quick snack I would always reach for the protein powder, 1 scoop mixed with water or sometimes milk. Alternatively, add it to some fruit and make a smoothie.

I will add to this list as time goes on, but I would love to hear of other people’s go to snacks, please add yours to the comments below.

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