Serves 2, ready in about 5 minutes
- 1 level tsp low-fat spread suitable for baking, such as Flora Light
- 42g self-raising flour
- 4 tbsp artificial sweetener
- 14g cocoa powder
- 1 large egg
- 4 tbsp fat free natural yogurt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp mild chilli powder
- Low calorie cooking spray
- Icing sugar to dust
- 190g Toffee Muller Light yogurt
- Fresh raspberries and strawberries
Place the low-fat spread in a glass bowl and heat in a microwave until melted. Add the flour, sweetener, cocoa powder, egg, yogurt, vanilla extract and chilli powder. Mix thoroughly until there are no lumps.
Spray two microwave-proof cups with a little low calorie cooking spray. Divide the cake mixture between the cups and microwave for two minutes on a high setting.
Dust with a little icing sugar and serve immediately with the yogurt and berries.
The science bit
by Andrew Gregory, Health Editor
Spicy food can make you live longer, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal this week. Experts monitored 500,000 people and found that those who ate spicy dishes once or twice a week are 10% less likely to die than those who have them less often. And if you have spicy foods every day you are 14% less likely to die.
Spicy food was defined as dishes using fresh chilli, dried chilli, chilli oil and chilli sauce – which is why these are included here.
The experts from the China Academy of Medical Sciences also found that regular spicy food lovers are less likely to die if they developed diabetes, cancer, heart or respiratory disease.
This is thought to be because the food contains capsaicin which has anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Beware – drinking alcohol might negate some benefits.
Ultimate Slimming Tips!
Slimming Tip 1 – Don’t go hungry
If you are hungry you need to eat. Depriving your body of food will just see you miserable and maybe even grabbing the high fat, high sugar foods instead. And that’s really not going to help.
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Now no food has the power to actually slim you down, but the foods with the least calories for the most amount of filling power will cut your calorie intake without you even realising.
These foods what to take priory over other foods, by filling your plate with at least 1/3 of the Super Slimming Foods will see the lbs literally drop off.
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Fail to plan is planning to fail. Make a solid plan not only for the foods and meal you are going to enjoy but also what might get in your way. If you know you have a night out, that’s fine, just plan… What food will you order? What drinks will you order? And stick to your plan for amazing weight losses.
With so many slimming world meals that can be adapted to your lifestyle. From batch cooking and making the most of your time by using the slow cooker. Our aim is to develop healthy recipes that can fit into any diet you are following. With a strong emphasis on budget family meal recipes with a good dollop of motivation and self-belief.