From apple and apricot crumble to donuts and rainbow meringue, Nicole Maree has brilliantly brought all of our childhood favourites back to life in The Healthy Convert.
While you may be avoiding all things sugar this year and become weak at the knees even when you hear the words ‘chocolate cake’, there’s a glorious twist to Nicole’s dessert bible. Her family ingrained recipes are healthified (Hooray!).
Healthy desserts, that can’t be possible, right? Oh but it is!
The Healthy Convert features a range of mouth-watering desserts that will satisfy even those who are sceptical of nutritious delicacies. Have you got kids who just won’t eat their fruits and veggies? Nicole shares her tips and tricks to utilise (or hide) ingredients like carrot, sweet potato and apple purée into her desserts which will not only add texture and flavour, but nutrition- what more could you want?
If you’re still a newbie to the 2017 health movement, it can be a little daunting trying to figure out what foods you should and shouldn’t eat. You’ve probably relied on refined sugar, white flour, dairy, eggs and oil as baking staples for years without even thinking about the downfalls of consuming these products. Fortunately, Nicole Maree has created an extensive, detailed guide in The Healthy Convert which offers healthy substitutes to these every day nasties. Ever heard of black strap molasses, coconut nectar or hulled tahini before? These healthy treasures will become your new pantry essentials.
The Healthy Convert is not only a great recipe book for those looking to improve their eating habits, but it’s friendly for those with dietary requirements or food sensitivities. Nicole shares her story that although she loves food, it never wanted to be her friend and that she was always ‘battling endless stomach-aches, violent skin reactions and constant upsets’ (p.09). If you’re celiac, gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant or vegan, you know how hard it is to find healthy treats that fit in the guidelines of your dietary requirements. The Healthy Convert contains delicious vegan, gluten free and even nut free recipes that will be friendly to your stomach and your tastebuds.
If you’re looking for scrumptious vegan recipes, hoping to better your eating ways, are trying to find a recipe for a family member with intolerance or simply want to experiment with new, delicious ingredients, look no further than The Healthy Convert. The treats in this book will allow you to discover a new dimension of health that will impress not only yourself, but your loved ones too. Nicole Maree emphasises that food is family. It’s something that we share together; it brings people closer and helps us celebrate life.
The Healthy Convert is not just for people with food sensitivities, but for everyone who wants to enjoy healthy, delicious, meaningful food that tastes delicious and is good for you too.
Words: Grace Holgate