Friday, 16 March 2018

Eating healthily

Last night I was  reading a post on a fellow bloggers page and she mentioned that she was brimming with energy since changing her diet.  I hadn't given it any thought really but I too am brimming with energy.  I am sleeping far better and waking up refreshed. Ironically the post was about Chia Pudding. I say ironically because that is exactly what I had prepared for myself for today's breakfast. This delicious and very nutritious little seed can be used to make the most amazing chocolate pudding. I like to eat mine for breakfast but it would be perfect as an after meal dessert.  You can adjust the amount of coco powder that you use.  I like mine nice and chocolatey so added a good two teaspoons of coco. Let me first show you my slightly healthier 'toad in the hole'.  For those who may not  have heard of it please don't be alarmed. No toads were harmed during the construction of this dish. It is simply sausages cooked in a light crispy yorkshire pudding batter...... and folks in North Yorkshire do know how to make a mean Yorkshire Pudding. I made it healthier by reducing the amount of sausages that I used.  We are trying to reduce the amount of meat that we eat here in Kemp Castle but don't want to do without our favourite dishes.  Instead of using whole sausages I simply cut the sausages into pieces and spread them about in the dish.  The dish is probably a little larger than I need to use but it is a lovely 'non stick' one and perfect for cooking Yorkshire pud.
Light crispy 'Toad in the hole'.

One dessertspoon of Chia seeds

Two teaspoons of coco powder, one teaspoon of maple syrup and half a cup of almond milk.

Stir well and leave to stand ten minutes before stirring again. Pop in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

A few pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and chopped almonds.


  1. Not t to mention the choccy you were chomping on when I was speaking to,you yesterday. Don’t worry I won’t tell.😘

    1. They were Mother's day choccies and had to be eaten... :-) I gave Tony the last of them after tea last night. Now I can be gooder than good. :-)

  2. Andy loves his toad in the hole but I do the same and cut the sausages into smaller pieces.

  3. Looks delicious. I try to do that with favourite dishes as well - make little changes to be more healthy.

    Does the chocolate pudding thicken up as it sits? It looks so good.