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  1. Bliss Balls recipe – healthy, sugar free, sweet treat

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    Recipe by Diane Priestley. Diane treated me to her delicious, healthy, sugar free treats- so I had to ask her to share the recipe! Bliss Balls are a delicious protein-packed snack for the whole family. They are cane sugar-free, containing only natural fruit sugars. These yummy treats will satisfy a craving for sweets (without sending your Blood Sugar Level sky-high.) This makes about 20 small bliss balls. Double quantities for 40. Ingredients: 8 fresh dates 2 heaped tablespoon sultanas 2 heaped tablespoon raisins I cup of mixed nuts and seeds comprising: Almonds (soak in water first, then drain) Walnuts Cashews Sunflower Seeds Sesame Seeds Pumpkin Seeds 1 heaped tablespoon of pure cocoa powder (or super food cacao powder) Freshly squeezed juice of one orange (or about half a cup of fruit juice) About half a cup of desiccated coconut Method Put all ingredients (except coconut) into blender Blend into a smooth paste Roll into small balls and coat...
  2. Healthy Easting Recipe: Vegetable Chickpea Balti

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    Vegetable Chickpea Balti A healthy diet over 50 can have plenty of flavour! Weightwatchers Gold Member from Whoberley, Coventry, Valerie Elvin joined Weight Watchers 23 years ago. She chose this recipe because it’s a great alternative to a takeaway and delicious to serve to guests. Serves 4 30 ProPoints per full recipe 15 minutes preparation, 35 minutes cooking 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 small onions, chopped 225 g (8 oz) potato, chopped 150 g (5. oz) mushrooms, sliced 1 courgette, chopped 1. red, yellow or green peppers, de-seeded and chopped 1 small leek, white stalk chopped, green part discarded 3 tablespoons balti curry paste 1 vegetable stock cube 75 g (2. oz) tomato puree 75 g (2. oz) dried red lentils 200 g (7 oz) canned chick peas, rinsed and drained 600 ml (20 fl oz) boiling water salt and freshly ground...
  3. Eye health. Can diet help combat age-related macular degeneration?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty What is Age-related macular degeneration? (AMD) Age-related macular degeneration occurs when the cells of the macula become damaged and stop functioning. There are two types of AMD: Wet AMD & Dry AMD. “Dry” AMD is the most common form of the condition. It develops very slowly causing gradual loss of central vision. “Wet” AMD results in new blood vessels growing behind the retina, this causes bleeding and scarring, which can lead to sight loss. Risk factors for macular degeneration There are a number of risk factors associated with AMD, including: Age – the condition is more likely to appear in older people Smoking – has been linked to the development of AMD Sunlight – a life-time of exposure to the sunlight can affect your retina Based on...
  4. Caramel Pear Cake Recipe

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     Recipe Looking  for an easy treat to bake  for the weekend?  Then why not try this  delicious  Caramel Pear Cake. Hope the pears count as part of my ‘five a day’! 🙂 Caramel Pear Cake “Sumptuous, moist and golden brown, this cake is really tasty. The Pears give it a wonderful look and flavour and the caramel/brandy sauce soaks into the cake and makes it glisten. Yummy!” Sophie Michell, television chef and author Serves 8 Prep time 20 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients 220g Butter 220g Caster sugar 4 Large eggs 220g Self raising flour 1 tsp Vanilla extract 5 Medium pears, peeled and cut into quarters Caramel sauce: 200g Caster sugar 25ml Water 50ml Double cream Splash of brandy Pinch of sea salt Method 1. Start by pre-heating the oven to 180C/350F. Then cream...
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