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    We have started eating a healthier diet in order for DH and I to lose weight but also to feel better. I dislike additives and preservatives and have been teaching myself to cook from scratch. A year ago pasta sauce came from a jar, now that I have learnt how easy and healthy it is to make myself there is no way I will buy that type of crap.
    I enjoy baking cakes,slices, cookies and other homemade treats. I make some great baked goods however they largely consist of sugar,chocolate,butter or all of the above. I have tried a few healthy recipes off the Internet but they end up tasting like cardboard. So please share your healthy (or healthier, I know baked goods can't replace a piece of fruit) recipes with me.
    So far the only really yummy recipe I have found is a berry muffin recipe made with wholemeal flour and yogurt and I'm bored of making it.

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    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.

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    Banana muffins are always good.. Flour (wholemeal), butter, ricotta cheese, egg, banana or two, oats and/or walnuts, chia seeds or flaxseed, vanilla essence, a few tablespoons of sugar (not half a cup etc that is usually recommended!)..

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    Cue what recipe base do you use for savory muffins?

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    Have you seen the book vegie smugglers? There's some great recipes for snacky things in there, like savoury muffins and frittata type things. I also like homemade muesli bars.

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    Super trooper they sound good. I have banana muffin/cake recipes but they are pretty much butter, sugar,flour and a couple others I have tried have been not nice. Never used ricotta cheese in them though. thanks

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    Fearless I haven't heard of that one.
    I'm pretty lucky in that DD will eat pretty much anything including whole veggies.

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    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.

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    Try making baked goods with a natural sweetener like stevia or xylitol rather than sugar. It's low GI and much better for you. Though it's more expensive.

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