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Super Healthy Banana Bread

Using no fat whatsoever and minimal added sugar, this loaf is transformed into something that can be enjoyed as a healthy carbohydrate! Plus it is only 104kcal per slice!!

Makes 2 loaves (7 slices per loaf) or 1 large loaf (14 slices)


  • 140g wholewheat flour
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 overripe bananas (plus one for topping)
  • 3 eggs
  • 150ml fat free plain yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
    1. Preheat the oven to 160/4.
      Line 2 baking tins with baking parchment.
      Mix the dry ingredients together.
      In a separate bowl, mush the bananas together, and then mix with the yoghurt, syrup and eggs.
      Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
      Half the extra banana and add to the top (optional), or add any other topping that takes your fancy.
      Bake for 40-45minutes if baking two loaves, or 1hr15-20minutes if only baking one.
      Enjoy warm or store to eat later! It can be frozen if needed.


    Banana – High in potassium for fluid balance and muscle contraction, and containing naturally occurring sugars to keep your energy up for longer!

    Yoghurt – contributing towards your protein and calcium requirements. Calcium is essential for bone growth and maintenance.

    Wholewheat flour – provides slow-release carbohydrate to keep you going for longer and fibre for good digestion.

    Italian Soda Bread

    ITS SUNNY….. and this means picnics! Do you know what picnics mean? Tear-off sharing bread – so here is an easy recipe for summery Italian soda bread – no time for prooving needed! Super quick, easy and healthy!

    Makes 8 triangles.


    • 450g self-raising flour
    • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 50g oil
    • 225ml milk
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • 2 tbsp yoghurt
    • 4-5 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
    • 125g low-fat mozzarella, chopped
    • 2 tbsp dried basil or a few sprigs of fresh basil, chopped


    1. Preheat the oven to 180/4
    2. Mix the self-raising flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl.
    3. Make a deep well.
    4. Add the pepper, then yoghurt, then oil to the well. Then slowly pour in 3/4 of the milk.FullSizeRender 3.jpg
    5. Combine the ingredients from the outside in – bring the flour mix round the inside into the wet ingredients with clean hands.FullSizeRender 2.jpg
    6. Add any extra necessary milk until you have a firm dough.
    7. Add the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil and combine with the dough in a kneading-line action (there is no actual need for kneading in this dough, it is just an easy way to combine the ingredients).IMG_2290.jpg
    8. Form into a ball in a floured surface and place on a floured baking tray.
    9. Cut 4-6 long deep slits in the dough – these should be 3/4 deep, so nearly cutting the dough in half.IMG_2293.jpg
    10. Bake for 30-35minutes.
    11. Enjoy!


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    One serving = one triangle.