When we lived down south, mashed potatoes were a common side dish on our dinner plates, but when we moved North and saw the prices of the potatoes they soon became a luxury rather than a staple.  Due to the weight/cost of transporting the potatoes they are often one of the pricier options.

In search of a more affordable alternative, (not to mention a healthier low carb choice)  we began to experiment with cauliflower and ended up having a new favourite fast and frugal side dish.

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One of my favourite treats that not only is healthy but also tastes great (not to mention makes the house smell amaaaazing) are these fast and frugal baked apples. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to prep, then pop them into the oven and in less than an hour your house will smell like hot apple pie and you will have a tasty treat to enjoy!


Apples (1 per person) I usually use Gala apples but feel free to experiment with other varieties
Almond Butter (Approx 1-2 TBsp per apple) Peanut butter wont do here 🙁

Cinnamon 1 tsp per apple (or as desired)
Ground Cloves

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I’ve always had a bit of a sweet tooth … especially for cool treats like ice-cream or popsicles. In my effort to stay on board the “healthy train” I have sought out healthier alternatives that still allow me to indulge my taste buds, but without the guilt and the stomach ache of the unhealthy choices!

I was therefore overjoyed when a friend of mine told me about her favourite new treat….soon to become my favourite new treat 🙂 Its tasty,

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