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    Try other snacks instead of baked all the time?

    Make some dips ( tzatiki, hummus, beetroot, guacamole) and use carrot/cucumber/celery/capsicum sticks as dippers or wholemeal rice crackers ( vita wheat ones are the only preservative free ones I've found so far!)

    Or nut butters ( macadamia nut butter is divine!) on brown rice cakes

    Bliss balls or fruit and yogurt

    Coconut milk Icecream pops ( great for summer - just blitz kiwi fruit and a can of coconut milk and freeze in moulds) Or fruit ice blocks

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    My favourite is bliss balls - easy, delicious, versatile and no cooking!

    The batch I made a week ago was roughly (didn't measure anything):
    1 1/2 cups dates, soaked, strained then mashed
    1 cup roasted cashews, pulsed in the blender
    1/4 cup cocoa
    1/2 cup dessicated coconut

    All mixed together until it has a workable texture. I prefer them to be reasonably firm... so I don't really know what amounts I added. I just do it until it tastes and feels right.
    Rolled into small balls.
    Rolled in coconut.

    They keep well in the fridge, but I usually put them in the freezer. They don't freeze particularly hard, and even if you wanted to bother thawing them then they wouldn't take long.

    The base should be pretty much any dried fruit, soaked (though I find dates work best), and nuts/seeds. Get everything to a nice fine consistency then mix it. Add anything else you want for flavour. Delicious

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    Default Healthy homemade snacks

    Similar to EM's suggestion of ice blocks, I do frozen berries and plain yoghurt and freeze.

    I also make DS vegie muffins. I google a different recipe everytime depending on what veg I'm using. And I always add cheese and onion for flavour.

    Pizza scrolls with lots of veg are good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    Have you tried savoury muffins? I made some for DD with spinach and chives from our garden as well as cheese and bacon (had some bacon I needed to use up!). Sundried tomato and feta muffins are next on the agenda! You can pretty much add anything you want and it's a great way of getting extra veggies and feeling like its a treat without the sugar.
    I like the idea of savoury muffins! Do u have a very detailed recipe to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I'd say if he's trying to lose weight, cakes, low fat or not, are probably going to be a bit of a hinderance to that loss! Instead, maybe snacks that are high in protein, or veges (or a fruit, in moderation) is probably your best option.
    This is true. However I still have DD to think about too. We are trying to make a lifestyle change instead of a 'diet' so that it's maintainable. So everything in moderation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristinaM View Post
    I like the idea of savoury muffins! Do u have a very detailed recipe to share?
    I just found a basic one by googling, but I think it was 2 parts self-raising flour and 1 part milk, one egg and 125g butter for the basic muffin mixture, then just add whatever you want. You can tweak and substitute to make them healthier.

    Here's the link: http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe...ins-L1642.html

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    i just made some cashew almond and honey slice, just chucked the nuts in the thermy for 10 seconds on 9 then added honey and did it on 5 for 10 then squashed them out on a tray and did cut marks and chucked them in the fridge for over night.
    sure the honey isnt the best thing cause its full of sugar but they are packed with protein and are better than a cake or bickie when i want something sweet glutten free, and dairy free as well preservative free to all natural honey and nuts cant go wrong well unless you have a nut alergy which i done haha

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    Sometimes if i want a sweet treat i get a spoon full of honey and place a few nuts on it and just eat that... Lol... Nuts and honey are soooo good together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Trooper View Post
    Sometimes if i want a sweet treat i get a spoon full of honey and place a few nuts on it and just eat that... Lol... Nuts and honey are soooo good together!

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    Yum! I love love love honey. I had an allergy to it as a child but grew out of it as an adult so now it's one of my favorite things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renn View Post
    My favourite is bliss balls - easy, delicious, versatile and no cooking!

    The batch I made a week ago was roughly (didn't measure anything):
    1 1/2 cups dates, soaked, strained then mashed
    1 cup roasted cashews, pulsed in the blender
    1/4 cup cocoa
    1/2 cup dessicated coconut

    All mixed together until it has a workable texture. I prefer them to be reasonably firm... so I don't really know what amounts I added. I just do it until it tastes and feels right.
    Rolled into small balls.
    Rolled in coconut.
    Yum I'm going to have to try these


 

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