Her brand new cookbook, Davina’s Sugar-free in a Hurry is packed with tasty refined sugar-free recipes that get great meals on the table – fast. From quick suppers to indulgent weekend specials, guilt-free snacks to fabulous cakes and puddings, the recipes are all free from refined sugar so keep blood sugar in balance – no sugar cravings! They use smart carbs that help you stay healthy, look great and keep you feeling fuller longer.
Great reasons to cut down on refined and processed foods:
Davina says, ‘Sugar is the big concern. The latest guidelines from the World Health Organisation say that our intake of free sugars (that means added sugars, not the natural sugar in foods such as fruit and milk) should be under ten per cent of our total calorie intake. Ideally it should be below five per cent – or about six teaspoons a day. And don’t forget that includes the sugar in foods such as chutneys, jams and sauces.
Avoid refined white sugar and when you do bake a sweet treat, use honey or dried fruit instead. Sweeten cakes with naturally sweet vegetables such as carrots and beetroot. This might sound odd at first, but they taste amazing – try the courgette cake or the carrot, apple and walnut cupcakes in the ‘Sweet Things’ chapter of my new book. You’ll find that the less sugar you have the less you will crave.’
Sugar-free is the fast way to feel fab in 2017!
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Davina’s Sugar-free in a Hurry by Davina McCall is out now in paperback, RRP £16.99