Paleo Inspired Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot cake

I’ve wanted to share this recipe for a while because it’s one of my favourites and it’s so easy to make.  From a health point of view, there’s no refined sugar, dairy, grains or gluten. However, let me just say this does not compromise the taste in any way.  This is a satisfying recipe even if you don’t have any known intolerances to the foods I’ve mentioned.

The original recipe came from the website Primally Inspired, but as with most recipes I had to tweak it a little bit to make it my own (I can’t help myself!).  The only sweetness in comes from medjool dates, plus the carrots.  You won’t find yukky, inflammatory margarine in these beauties either…just good quality coconut oil.  I prefer to use odorless coconut oil which you can buy here

These are a much healthier carrot cake alternative to feed the family.  They’re tried and tested on Jez and his pilots…I can safely say they went down a treat 🙂

Even the icing is dairy and refined sugar free, it’s a winner!

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Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns for Easter

Since it’s Easter I thought I would share this tried and tested recipe for a lower carb, gluten free version of the hot cross bun.  Ok, in the photo I missed out the cross on the buns, but I guess it doesn’t really matter!

FullSizeRender hot cross buns in tin

Since there is no wheat flour and hence no gluten in this recipe, don’t expect them to be just like a normal hot cross bun, they are a bit heavier but the taste is still great, I promise you.  They are delicious toasted with a little goats butter (I cant tolerate dairy, including butter unfortunately).

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How to do Facial Exercise and why I’m giving it a go…

Actually, this is my second time around at facial exercise.  In my haste, I had been doing them incorrectly.  I wasn’t really sure if they were working or not, even though my fiancé Jez thought they were.  Like anything, when you don’t see amazing results as quickly as you’d like, things fall by the wayside.  However, it didn’t make sense to me that they ‘wouldn’t’ work, so I investigated further.  Another email from FACEROBICS dropped into my inbox which led to a video on why the exercises weren’t working for some people.  Peta (the lady in the videos) explained why.  It turned out I had been doing everything wrong.  I had been doing the same exercises for too long, I hadn’t been taking 1 day off per week, I wasn’t following the programme correctly, etc. etc.  It’s kind of good because it means I can give it another go and follow along to the letter.

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Workplace Health Hacks by Lifestylesister &

For this post I’ve teamed up with to bring you some healthy workplace recipes and ideas for staying fit at work.  If you find yourself sitting all day take a look at our Workplace Health Hacks graphic below for some inspiration.  It’s important to be conscious of your health each day.  Over time you will definitely notice the benefits of incorporating some of these ideas!


There’s no denying that planning and preparation are everything if you want to stay healthy in the workplace.  When your life gets busy and you’re out of the house from 7am-7pm you cant just roll out of bed and wonder what you are going to eat that day…trust me, I’ve been there!  Your meals need to be pre-prepared.

Since I found out I need to avoid Gluten and Dairy, the simplest lunches for me are always a homemade vegetable soup (liquidized as this helps prevent gas!) or a large salad in the spring/summer months.  Your imagination is the only thing holding you back here!

That’s the main meal taken care of, but what about the snacks?  Take a look at these healthy snacks by for all occasions, and for that afternoon hunger at work, check out their healthy work snack recipes.  It’s so much better for your health to make everything at home using good quality, organic ingredients. We are what we eat and drink, your energy tomorrow is what you ate and drank today!

Stay well! 🙂

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