Chocolate Apple Lollipop Sticks

Do you have kids and you are running out of snacks ideas this summer?

Do you want a recipe snack idea where your kids can help you out?

I have the perfect recipe for you. Chocolate Apple Lollipop Sticks!


These Chocolate Apple Lollipop Sticks are amazing for your child as a summer snack. They offer a combination of fruit and chocolate. Usually children like chocolate but not so much fruit. Therefore, this is a perfect combination to encourage your child eat a fruit without any fights or tantrums. This recipe is also ideal if your child is a fussy eater. This recipe is quick and easy to follow. In fact, you can encourage your child to help you out for this recipe and therefore spend some quality time cooking together.

Serves 9

Preparation time: 10 mins

  • 3 apples
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • Sprinkles
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Cut the apples in round slices around 2 cm thick.
  • Insert a lollipop stick in each slice.
  • Melt the chocolate over a pan of boiling water and stir. Pour the melted chocolate into a small bowl.
  • Dip each slice into the chocolate and leave to dry. Repeat his step for another 3 times or until the apple is fully coated.
  • Place the apple sticks in a refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
  • After the layer of chocolate hardens, brush one side of the apple with some caramel sauce.
  • Sprinkle some sprinkles on top of the caramel.
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge.

Tip: ideally these are eaten on the same day that they are made.


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Healthy Sorbet

Are you finding it difficult to prepare healthy, delicious snacks for your child during the summer holidays?

Or perhaps, you would like a healthy, low in calorie, delicious snack or dessert for yourself?

Here, is a super easy recipe of a healthy sorbet your you!


This super easy recipe is made up from 3 natural ingredients and it takes only 3 minutes to prepare and serve. This recipe of a healthy sorbet is an ideal snack for children during their summer holidays, especially if your child is a fussy eater, as it offers a sweet taste from natural fruit sugars. This recipe can be prepared using any type of fruit. If, you would like you can even mix different type of fruits according to your taste preference. In fact, I suggest that if your child does not like to eat fruit, you can try this sorbet using frozen strawberries and banana in order to include fruit as part of his daily dietary intake. In addition, this recipe can also be an ideal snack or dessert for adults who wish to cut down on calories, as it only contains 50 Kcal per servings. For this particular blog, I decided to go for frozen strawberries to make this sorbet.

Prep time:  3 minutes

Serves 4

  • 300g strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 180 ml cold water
  • Some blueberries (to garnish)
  • Put the frozen strawberries and honey in a blender.
  • Add half of the water and start the blender. Continue until the mixture is smooth.
  • Serve the sorbet straight away or freeze.
  • Garnish with blueberries when serving, if you prefer.

Tip: When left in the freezer defrost for about 20 minutes before trying to scoop.

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Non-Alcoholic Sangria

Would you like a refreshing drink after a hot summer day?

Would you like a healthy, sweet drink to relax at the end of the day?

This is the perfect beverage for you and all your family!


Non-Alcoholic Sangria

This non-alcoholic sangria is perfect to celebrate the end of the day after a hard day at work. It is a nutritious drink full of vitamins and anti-oxidants from its mixed fruits. It contains the anti-oxidant known as proanthocyanidins which helps to prevent urinary tract infections. If, you suffer from frequent urinary tract infection I suggest that you add more recipes with cranberries to your diet. In addition, as the title states, this recipe is non-alcoholic therefore it is ideal for all your family even if you have young kids.

To add on, this non-alcoholic sangria is perfect for your family get-togethers as not everyone enjoys drinking alcohol. In fact, when I organize a family get-together I’d like to be respectful for everyone’s taste and preferences by offering drink and food alternatives that are suitable for everyone. It is quite a quick and easy recipe to follow.

Serves 7- 8

Preparation 10 minutes

Cooking time 0 minutes

  • Fresh lemon slices
  • Fresh lime slices
  • Fresh orange slices
  • Cranberries
  • 500 ml cranberry juice
  • 500 ml grape juice
  • 250 ml orange juice
  • 125 ml lemon juice
  • 1 L of sparkling water


  • In a large pitcher (container) add the fresh slices of fruit and cranberries listed above.
  • Add cranberry juice, grape juice, orange juice and lemon juice together and mix well.
  • Refrigerate overnight
  • Add the sparkling water and mix well.
  • Serve.

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Avocado Salad With Feta Cheese

In these hot summer days, especially with the influx of heatwaves this year, all I wanted to eat was salads. Whoever knows me well knows that I literally hate salads. In fact, the first thing that comes to mind is ‘I am going to remain hungry’ but not with this avocado salad with feta cheese. It was so good and fulfilling. In addition, this summer heat leaves you without an appetite to do anything, even basic things such as cooking. Usually, I love cooking but I have to admit that in summer not so much! So I wanted a recipe which doesn’t involve any cooking as well. I did some homework and viola! I found this Greek recipe which is perfect for a balanced Mediterranean diet. Here is an avocado salad with feta cheese recipe which is healthy, tasteful, satisfying, fulfilling and with 0 minute cooking time!

Prepare: 15 minutes

Serves 4


  • 100g feta cheese, cubes
  • 30g cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • Half a cucumber, sliced
  • 150g salad leaves
  • 2 avocados, cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olives

For the dressing

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons chopped mint
  • Pinch of salt


  • Put the salad leaves in a large bowl.
  • Place the sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumber and olives on the salad leaves.
  • Mix together the feta and avocado cubes and add them on the salad leaves.
  • Put the dressing in a small jug and pour on the salad and serve.

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Peanut Butter Sauce

Peanut butter sauce is an Indonesian sauce mostly used for chicken skewers and beef satay. At home I like to use this sauce with grilled chicken. This peanut butter sauce recipe is a super quick and easy recipe. In fact it takes only 5 mins to prepare and serve. Apart from its palatable taste it is also nutritious. It contains omega-3 fatty acids which are important to reduced the bad cholesterol in our body. It also has anti-inflammatory properties in our body as it balances the omega 3:6 ratio. However, it is important to control the portion size as it can be quite calorific.

Serves 4

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 0 mins


  • 120 g peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons low salt soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 glove of garlic
  • 30 ml water


  • Mix all ingredients together and blend until smooth

Tip: You can heat a little bit the peanut butter to blend it more easy.

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Beef and Broccoli

This beef and broccoli recipe is ideal for a date night at home. It is full of protein served with a tasty ginger and garlic sauce. It is rich in iron, vitamin Bs, vitamin C and vitamin K. Broccoli also contains various anti-oxidants such as carotenoids (which are good for our eyesight), sulforaphane (which prevents cancer formation in our body) and kaempferol (which protects against heart diseases, cancer, inflammation and allergies). This recipe is quite a quick and easy recipe as it takes only 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes of cooking time.

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 20 minutes

  • 450g beef, thinly sliced
  • 500g broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 200g brown rice

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons low salt soy sauce
  • 50g water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Slice the meat into very thin slices and add a pinch of salt. Let it rest.
  • In a bowl add all the ingredients for the sauce and whisk.
  • Heat a large pan and add a good layer of oil until it boils. Then, add the slices of meat in a single layer for a minute or two until the meat has a nice browning colour. Then, flip the meat and leave for another minute or two and remove from the pan. Continue these steps until all the slices of meat are cooked.
  • In the same pan, add a little bit of oil again and this time add the broccoli. Stir fry for 2 or 3 minutes until they have a nice colour of green. Set aside.
  • Turn off the heat and let the pan to cool down. Add the ginger powder and garlic for 1 or 2 minutes. Then add the prepared sauce mixture until thickened.
  • Add the beef and broccoli back into the pan and mix.
  • Serve.

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Pearl Harbor Cocktail

Would you like a refreshing, sweet beverage in the hot summer days?

And would you like a tropical inspired cocktail after a long day at work?

Here’s the perfect cocktail for you!


This Pearl Harbor Cocktail was invented in the late 1980s, in Hawaii. It is well known for its fruity and sweet flavor. This bright green cocktail was originated as Hawaiian people wanted to relax after a long day at work and enjoys a beverage that reflects the beautiful island. It is a perfect cocktail for cooling down after a hot summer day.

This beverage is quite easy to make – simply mix all the ingredients together. Ideally, this Pearl Harbor cocktail is served ice-cold. So, I would recommend that apart from adding ice you also store the bottle of vodka in the freezer before preparing the cocktails. In addition, there is a tendency that sweet tastes undermine the taste of alcohol. so, be careful if you don’t taste a strong taste of vodka – it is still there!

Total time: 5 mins

Serves 1 person

  • 45g Vodka
  • 15g melon liqueur
  • Pineapple juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Pineapple chunks

Pumpkin, Rosemary & Walnut Pasta

This pumpkin, rosemary & walnut pasta is one of my favorite dishes as it offers a sweet fruity taste but at the same  time it has an earthy taste as well. The walnuts with rosemary also give this recipe a crunchy and chewy texture. This delicious recipe is rich in Vitamin A & C. Vitamin A is important for a good eyesight and vitamin C to help our immune system remain healthy and well. It is also rich in minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium and omega 3. Omega 3 is usually low in our diet as we tend to eat more foods which are rich in omega 6. Unfortunately, an imbalance of omega 3:6 ratio leads to inflammatory responses in our body. therefore, this pumpkin, rosemary & walnut pasta is perfect to decrease body inflammation and improve your overall health. This recipe takes a total time of 45 minutes.


Pumpkin pasta

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic (minces)
  • 250g pumpkin (puree)
  • 250g chicken
  • 200g cream
  • 1 lemon (squeezed)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 450g pasta

Rosemary walnut

  • 250g walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Cheese Broccoli Soup

This cheese, broccoli soup is an easy quick recipe. It takes 45 minutes including the preparation and cooking time. This recipe soup is rich in vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin K, folate, iron and calcium making this recipe ideal to boost your immune system. The immune system helps our body to remain healthy as much as possible by fighting harmful viruses, bacteria and damaged body tissue from oxidative stress. If, you or your child are continuously getting sick it might be a sign of a weak immune system. Therefore, it is important to choose foods which are high in vitamins and minerals. This recipe of cheese, broccoli soup is also suitable for vegetarians.

Total time: 45minutes

Serves: 4 – 6


  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 100g broccoli stem
  • 250g broccoli florets
  • 30g all- purpose flour
  • 250ml whole milk
  • 1 carrot (large)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Pinch of paprika
  • 200g cheddar cheese (grated)


  • Put 1 tablespoon butter in a large soup pot and heat.
  • Add the broccoli stem and leave it for about 5 minutes until soft.
  • Add another 4 tablespoons of butter in the pot. When it melts add the flour and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  • Pour the milk slowly and whisk constantly for about 10 minutes or until it resembles a creamy soup base.
  • Add the broccoli, carrots and spices and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pot and leave to cool slightly and add most of the cheese, Stir until it melts.
  • Serve with the remaining cheese and a piece of crusty bread.


I hope that you try this cheese, broccoli soup and enjoy its flavors with your family and friends. Let me know what you think about this recipe in the comments below. If, you would like more recipes which are low in calories & carbs I invite you to order our recipe book. Each recipe also contains the nutritional information inside.


Breakfast Shakshuka

Are you bored having porridge for breakfast?

Are you looking for healthy & delicious breakfast ideas?

Have you ever heard about breakfast shakshuka?


written by Ms Weronika Kordjaka, updated by Ms Rowinda Dimech


This recipes name ‘ breakfast shakshuka’ means ‘all mixed up’ and it is made from poached eggs in a rich and spiced tomato sauce. It is a traditional Israel breakfast although it originated in either Yemen or Tunis. Try this easy and delicious recipe, which undoubtedly is worth trying for your loved ones and friends!



  • 200 g canned tomatoes
  • 2 eggs,
  • 2 slices of whole grain bread
  • 1 tablespoon of olives, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ground pepper
  • salt
  • mixed herbs


  1. Sprinkle olive oil on the pan and add the tomatoes. Mix it with the condiments, bring to boil, cover and let simmer for about 5-10 min until tomato sauce will get thickened.
  2. Use the spoon to make some indentations in the sauce and crack the eggs inside them.
  3. Add the olive slices on the top and cover the skillet over low-medium heat and leave until the whites will get settled.
  4. Slip off the cover and garnish shakshuka with chives, basil, parsley or herbs.
  5. Serve with toasted bread.


Nutritional information


Nutritional information
Per 100 g
Energy (Kcal) 437
Protein (g) 20,8
Carbohydrates (g) 32,1
of which sugars (g) 5,3
Fats (g) 24,1
of which saturates (g) 5,4
Fibre (g) 8
Salt (g) 1,9


This recipe can be modified by adding other ingredients such as cheese, seeds and cream. As you can see, this recipe is healthy, quick and most importantly delicious. Let me know what you think of this breakfast shakshuka recipe. Leave me your comments below. If, you would like more of these recipe you can order our recipe book. It contains 50 low calorie recipes all with nutritional information inside!

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