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Banana & Raisin Tea Bread

Why go bananas? Latest research shows that a dietary pattern with more servings of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and beans than of animal-based foods, low-fat and fat-free dairy produce, and more emphasis on foods that provide potassium, calcium and magnesium help to prevent high blood pressure. All fruit and vegetables are good sources of potassium,...

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Pure Fruit Cake

The pureed dates ad as a fat substitute in this recipe and bind all the full together to produce a cake that is rich enough for a Christmas cake Just add almond paste, icing and Santa of course!

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Prune & Chocolate Crunch

Cocoa is another source of antioxidant polyphenols, similar to those found in fruit, vegetables, red wine and tea, and may have heart-health benefits. Unfortunately they are also very high in fat and sugar. Puréed prunes are a perfect fat substitute to use in baking. Just substitute the purée for butter or margarine on a direct...

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Mango & Pineapple Pavlova

Pavlova, a much-loved dessert, is surprisingly very low in fat. Meringue is naturally a very low-fat choice since it is made from egg white. You can replace a whole egg with two egg whites in most recipes or use dried egg white powder. Use fromage frais instead of high fat cream and add any variety...

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Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake With Blueberries

This cheesecake recipe is low in fat because ricotta cheese is used instead of high-fat cream and cream cheese. There are many low-fat types of ricotta cheese available, read the label and choose the variety with the lowest fat. The cheesecake crust is also made with very little fat, using egg white to bind rather...

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Summer Pudding

This must be everyone’s favourite pudding in the summer, when soft fruit is in abundance, and such good news for your healthy heart diet, since it is low in fat. Blackcurrants are not only very high in vitamin C but also one of the highest sources of vitamin E and therefore these small round berries...

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Strawberry & Fromage Frais Roulade

This sponge is an absolute indulgence yet it is low in fat, the only fat coming from the egg yolks. Use this basic fat-free sponge recipe for celebration cakes and puddings with puréed fruit and fat-free fromage frais. They only keep for the day but you’ll find that they soon disappear! Although the cake is...

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Apple & Fig Crumble

Figs are high in dietary fibre, low in fat and offer a non- dairy source of calcium, iron and magnesium. They are ideal ingredients in baking, salads and snacks.

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Plum Charlotte

Plums are an ideal fruit to use for a charlotte since they become soft and juicy when they are baked and so blend into the bread. Temperate fruits such as apples and stoned fruit such as plums, peaches, nectarines, grapes and citrus fruits have a lower glycaemic index (GI) than tropical fruits such as mango...

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Bread & Spread Pudding

Boosting soya intake could have a major effect on reducing the incidence of heart disease. Soya milk is made from ground, whole soya beans. It is lactose- and casein-free and some brands are fortified with calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B12. If you use soya milk in this pudding, you will gain 5 g of...