Saturday, 14 October 2017 / Published in Health & Wellbeing

Use Wholegrain Flour

As with bread, using wholegrain flour instead of white flour will help to increase the fibre content and make your baking feel more substantial and filling. The flavour will be slightly different – some people say it tastes a bit nutty. If you want a more subtle flavour, you can try using half wholegrain and half white flour.

Be Careful With The Sugar in Baked Goods

Did you know that you can leave out one-third to one-half of the recommended sugar in the recipe for most baked goods? Try it this week and you will be surprised that it will come out right without affecting the texture or taste. You will end up with a healthy version of the same baked good.

Add More Fruit & Veg

There might not be enough in a portion to count as one of your 5-a-day, but it’s a nutritious way to help keep your cakes and scones moist. And by using sweet vegetables such as carrots, beetroots or courgettes, or fruit such as apples, berries or pineapples, you won’t need to add so much sugar.

Eat well, live life, enjoy!