Easy Healthy Recipes


Valentine’s day is just around the corner and I thought it would be great to share with you one of my favourite low-sugar dessert recipes. The best part? You’ll need only 10min to prep, and there is no need for crazy niche ingredients – you probably have everything in your pantry already. Ready? Let’s get started!

Please note that this recipe isn’t fat-free: to obtain the fudgy, melting texture, there is a need to add a bit of coconut oil. The moisture is created by the grated zucchini, which can be replaced by Apple Sauce (100g) – but this will change the final taste. 

Which liquid sweetener should you use? You can pick agave syrup, liquid stevia, maple syrup, honey or sugar-free options (like MyProtein sugarfree syrups) but bear in mind that it won’t work with dry sweeteners: the recipe calls for moisture, and this ingredient is key!

The quantities given are enough to make a 6slice brownie – if you desire to make a bigger cake, feel free to double the quantity of cocoa powder, flour & oil. Keep 1 egg only. 

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Healthy & Gooey Chocolate Brownie

a quick recipe to get a sweet, yet healthy dessert on the table tonight
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 slices


  • 1 grated zucchini
  • 70 g wholemeal flour
  • 20 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 40 g melted coconut oil
  • 20 g liquid sweetener see recommendations above
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a square cake pan with, and line with parchment/cooking paper. Parchment paper helps the cakes seamlessly release from the pans.
  • Grate the zucchini on a hand gratter, or mix it quickly in a blender, in order to obtain a moist paste. Place it on a paper towel to take some of the moisture out, then store it in a bowl in the fridge. The objetive is to let the water get out, without drying the zucchini out completely.
  • In a recipient, mix all wet ingredients: egg, liquid sweetener, coconut oil & vanilla extract.
  • In another bowl, mix all dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.
  • Gently incorporate the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients - you should obtain a dense dough.
  • Get the zucchini paste out the fridge. Get rid of the water that has accumulated inside the bowl, then squeeze it gently one last time in a paper towl, before incorporating it to the dough.
  • Take a spoon and taste the mixture - if it is not sweet enough, you can add a bit more of liquid sweetener or powdered sweetener (stevia, sucralose...) Then, pour in the cake pan and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 27-30 minutes. The center of the brownie should be still very soft when you take it out (check with a knife). Let it cool for at least 1hr, before slicing it.
  • The brownie can be stored in the fridge or at room temperature for 1 or 2 days. It tends to get fudgier if refrigerated. Alternatively, you can freeze some slices and keep them up to 3months (make sure you cut and separate the slices before placing them in the freezer).
Keyword cake, chocolate, dessert, healthy dessert, healthy snack

Looking for an easy-to-make, healthy & delicious banana bread recipe? Don’t go any further; you’ve found the perfect page. This is probably the lightest recipe you can find… and it tastes just like the real thing. No fat, no added sugar (bananas are quite sweet fruits already), and only 10min to prepare the dough – you’ll get your snacks sorted for an entire week – unless you have to share.
I tend to make it quite often, it’s a party favourite, and it can be kept in the fridge up to 4 days.
Pro-tip: don’t slice it if you don’t eat it right away, it tends to lose in moisture once it’s cut.

You can’t go wrong with this recipe, as long as your weight your ingredients and make sure to add them in the correct order. You can even get a bit creative, and add flavoured whey protein to the mix (it goes perfectly with toffee, vanilla or coffee powders) or a spoon of dark chocolate powder.

The Healthiest Banana Bread Recipe!

One of my favorite snack recipes, super easy to make and filling. Perfect with a cup of coffee or on the go!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 slices


  • 100 g wholemeal flour can substitute 30g of flour with whey protein powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 200 g fat free natural yogurt (Marigold for example)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 handful Nuts & grains for topping
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla flavoring and/or sweetener see recommendations below


  • In a large bowl, whisk all of the dry ingredients (flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, sweetener if powder)
  • Add eggs, mix, then add yoghurt, apple sauce & liquid flavourings if any. Mix well.
  • Mush bananas in a small plate with a fork, and add it to the mixture. Mix gently (but do not overmix) Taste and adjust flavorings if needed.
  • Cover a pan with baking paper. Grease it with a bit of oil and tissue paper. Spread batter into it.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Baking times vary, so keep an eye on yours. The cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let it cool for a few minutes. It goes very well with peanut butter or yoghurt with fresh fruits.

In my opinion, the best sugarfree flavourings you can get are the FlavDrops from Myprotein. They have a natural & very sweet taste, that will complement nicely any of your cakes, pancakes or oatmeal recipe.

Why using apple sauce in your recipes? Unsweetened apple sauce is a great substitute for oil, butter or any fat – it keeps the cake moist & helps a lot remove it from the mould. You can find unsweetened apple sauce in any Fair Price Finest & Cold Storage outlets.