Being a Fussy Foodie, in my case dairy and sugar free, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on tasty sweet snacks! As well as all of the recipes here on the website, I thought it would be good to make a list of some of the things I keep in my storecupboard for when I don’t want to cook!
PBJ – spread some peanut butter and some jam onto rice cakes, homemade biscuits, oatcakes, or even slices of apple. St Dalfour Sugar Free Fruit Spread and Meridian both make great sugar-free jam. You can also experiment with other nut butters such as cashew or hazelnut.
Fruity yogurt – make your own fruity yogurt by stirring some home made easy fruit sauce into some free-from yoghurt. Or add some stewed fruit.
Cereal bars – My favourites include Village Bakery Four Nut, Four Seed and Four Fruit bars. These are made without wheat, dairy, yeast and sucrose. There are loads out there to try, just make sure to check the label to make sure there suit your specific intolerances.
Chocolate – Being a FussyFoodie doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy chocolate, there’s a huge range of different brands of free-from chocolate. My favourite sugar-free, dairy-free bar the moment is Plamil’s milk chocolate alternative. They produce an extensive range of dairy-free chocolate and chocolate spreads (and their egg-free mayo is also great!). If you are feeling a bit decadent, you can’t go far wrong with a Booja Booja truffle or two.
Raw chocolate is also a great choice. Raw chocolate is full of antioxidants, enzymes and vitamins. Again, there’s loads of different brands to try. I really enjoy Rawr chocolate’s ‘zest’ bar, which is has a lovely smooth orange-y taste and their ‘passion’ bar which is packed with goji berries and vanilla.
Carob is another good alternative to ‘normal’ chocolate and you can usually find a range of flavours in your local health food shop. You can also get carob powder to use in your baking.
If you don’t have any of these in the house, you can make a great chocolate milkshake with storecupboard ingredients. Pour some soy milk (or other free from milk) in a jar with a lid. Add a spoon of cocoa powder and a squidge of agave nectar, put on the lid and shake well. You’llend up with little lumps of cocoa powder suspended in the milk but if you put it in the fridge for 10 minutes or so, it’ll all blend together. Give a final little shake and enjoy!
Hopefully the list above has given you some inspiration for what to grab if fancy something sweet that’s dairy free and not packed with added sugar! What other things do you reach for when your sweet-tooth strikes? Let us know in the comments section below!