Mini Cupcakes – Blueberries and Lemon (Daily Cooking)

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Those mini cupcakes are moist and tender, with a lemon flavour that contrast beautifully with the jam-like taste of the cooked blueberries. Acidity and sweetness coming together. When you take the pan out of the oven and draw an ear close to it, you can hear the blueberry juice bubbling. As if it were a blueberry pudding that cooked long and slow. Or blueberry jam simmering on the stove.

They are delicious and do not come attached with guilt, contrary to full-of-sugar-and-full-of-fat cupcakes. See for yourself (to mini cupcakes equal 1 cupcake):

BLUEBERRIES AND LEMON MINI CUPCAKES
Energy 101 kcal Protein 1 g Carbohydrates 17 g
Fat 3 g Iron 1 mg Sodium 67 mg

The recipe for these mini cupcakes (which can be baked into regular cupcake pans) is in my Daily Cooking – Mini Cupcakes cookbook. It’s available on Amazon (US$2.99, CAD$3.24). There is also a French version La cuisine au quotidien – Les mini gâteaux.

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To make this recipe, I apply the special technique I have developed over the years, using only one bowl. One of my goal in the kitchen is to have the least possible amount of dirty dishes. 😉 I explain everything in my cookbooks (with multiple pictures).

Les mini gâteaux - La cuisine au quotidien - francenadeau.com          Mini Cupcakes - Daily Cooking - francenadeau.com

The content of this article is given on an informative basis and do not replace advice from a health professional, a diagnostic or a treatment. All opinions stated in this article are those of the author only and are based on her personal experience with gestational diabetes and hypoglycemia, as well as on her autodidactic learning.

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Squares – Peaches and Dark Chocolate (Daily Cooking)

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Those squares are low in carbohydrates and low in fat. They are also without eggs and without butter. What I like the most about them is that they are perfect for the lunch box. You cut a piece and pack it in your cute little plastic box.

Peach and Dark Chocolate Squares (Daily Cooking) - francenadeau.com

I chose dark chocolate to accompany the peaches because its bitterness enhance the distinctive flavor of the peaches. Of course, you can use milk chocolate; it would instead enhance the sweetness of the ripe peaches.

The recipe is in my Daily Cooking – Squares cookbook. It’s available on Amazon. There is also a French version La cuisine au quotidien – Les carrés.

PEACHES AND DARK CHOCOLATE SQUARES
Energy 90 kcal Protein 1 g Carbohydrates 14 g
Fat 3 g Iron 1 mg Sodium 68 mg

Peach and Dark Chocolate Squares (Daily Cooking) - francenadeau.com

To make this recipe, I apply the special technique I have developed over the years, using only one bowl. One of my goal in the kitchen is to have the least possible amount of dirty dishes. 😉 I explain everything in my cookbooks (with multiple pictures).

Les carrés - La cuisine au quotidien - francenadeau.com          Squares - Daily Cooking - francenadeau.com

The content of this article is given on an informative basis and do not replace advice from a health professional, a diagnostic or a treatment. All opinions stated in this article are those of the author only and are based on her personal experience with gestational diabetes and hypoglycemia, as well as on her autodidactic learning.

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Fruit Pudding – Strawberries and Pecans (Daily Cooking)

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When it’s strawberry season, I always make a strawberry pudding.

Fruit Pudding - Strawberries and Pecan - Daily Cooking - francenadeau.com

The pecans, with their pronounced taste, enhance marvelously the sweetness of the ripe and juicy strawberries. My version of this popular fruit pudding contains much less sugar and much less fat than what is usually served. But it’s equally delicious. When you have to control your sugar or fat intake, eating desserts becomes difficult. This fruit pudding—along with all the puddings in my cookbook—makes it possible to indulge. I myself find it perfectly safe to eat a portion for an afternoon or a night snack. If I couple it with a cup of peppermint tea (which lower the speed of carb absorption), it’s even better. I would like to add that my recipes are without eggs and without butter.

The recipe is in my Daily Cooking – Puddings cookbook. It’s available on Amazon. There is also a French version La cuisine au quotidien – Les poudings.

STRAWBERRY AND PECAN PUDDING
Energy 252 kcal Protein 4 g Carbohydrates 32 g
Fat 13 g Iron 1 mg Sodium 116 mg

I just love how this crust looks.

Fruit Pudding - Strawberries and Pecan - Daily Cooking - francenadeau.com

To make this pudding, I use the special technique I have developed over the years, using only one bowl. One of my goal in the kitchen is to have the least possible amount of dirty dishes. 😉 I explain everything in my cookbooks (with multiple pictures).

Les poudings - La cuisine au quotidien - francenadeau.com          Puddings - Daily Cooking - francenadeau.com

The content of this article is given on an informative basis and do not replace advice from a health professional, a diagnostic or a treatment. All opinions stated in this article are those of the author only and are based on her personal experience with gestational diabetes and hypoglycemia, as well as on her autodidactic learning.

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Lentils and Feta Salad • 32g Carbs 18g Proteins

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This could be lunch. This could be a snack. One thing for sure, it’s healthy, fresh and delicious.

LENTILS AND FETA SALAD

1/2 cup cooked LENTILS
1 medium TOMATO or 8 CHERRY TOMATOES, cubed
1/2 medium CUCUMBER, cubed
1/8 cup ONION or SCALLIONS (or both!), minced
1 tbs OLIVE OIL
1/4 cup FETA CHEESE, crumbled

Energy 397 kcal Protein 18 g Carbohydrates 32 g
Fat 23 g Iron 5 mg Sodium 472 mg

Lentils and Feta Cheese Salad - Daily Cooking - francenadeau.com

The fat comes from the cheese (8 g) and the olive oil (14 g). The feta cheese gives you proteins and adds a welcoming salty flavor to the more taste-deprived cucumber and lentils. It also contains many vitamins and minerals. The olive oil also has a good amount of vitamins and it has antioxidant properties. So, when you add feta cheese and olive oil to your salad, your adding more than just fat. Most of all, those two ingredients are the salad dressing of this dish.

1/2 CUP COOKED LENTILS
Energy 122 kcal Protein 10 g Carbohydrates 21 g
Fat 1 g Iron 4 mg Sodium 2 mg

1/4 CUP FETA CHEESE
Energy 108 kcal Protein 6 g Carbohydrates 2 g
Fat 8 g Iron 0 mg Sodium 457 mg

1/2 TBSP OLIVE OIL
Energy 121 kcal Protein 0 g Carbohydrates 0 g
Fat 14 g Iron 0 mg Sodium 0 mg

Lentils and Feta Cheese Salad - Daily Cooking - francenadeau.com

The content of this article is given on an informative basis and do not replace advice from a health professional, a diagnostic or a treatment. All opinions stated in this article are those of the author only and are based on her personal experience with gestational diabetes and hypoglycemia, as well as on her autodidactic learning.

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