Wednesday 8 May 2013

yummy goodness to share….

I’ve been making a real effort to start looking after my health a bit more so losing weight has been top priority…..I started on a great metabolism boosting, calorie counting program (no…it’s not a ‘diet’) and I’m now in my third week and have lost 4.4kg…..I’m so happy to be seeing progress!

I even get to have some treats, so today I’m making low fat anzac biscuits…..

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….hmmmmmm…..that oven needs a good clean again!!!!  Doesn’t take long to dirty it up!  Should tell the manufacturers I’m really not impressed with their self-cleaning oven that doesn’t clean itself!!  *wink*

Nonetheless, it didn’t have any effect on the outcome and these anzac biscuits are yummy, good for you and only 70 calories each….

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….and dear hubby can’t even tell the difference!

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Would you like the recipe?? I’m willing to share……

Low-fat Anzac Biscuits

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup each plain flour and wholemeal plain flour
  • 1/2 cup each brown sugar and desiccated coconut
  • 80g reduced-fat canola spread
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  1. Preheat oven to 160˚C (140˚C for fan-forced oven).  Line a large baking tray with baking paper.  Combine oats, flours, brown sugar and coconut in a bowl, stir to combine.
  2. Place canola spread and honey into a saucepan over medium heat and cook until melted and smooth.  Stir in vanilla.  Place bicarb. soda in a bowl, add 2 tablespoons boiling water then stir into the honey mixture until combined.
  3. Add the honey mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.  Roll 2 teaspoons of mixture into a ball using slightly wet hands and place onto baking trays, leaving room for spreading.  Repeat with remaining mixture.  Flatten each ball slightly with a fork.  Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes approx. 32


And I thought I’d give myself another treat……and pre-ordered myself a copy of some more yummy deliciousness …..

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But oh, what to choose…….

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And the lovely Sarah from Quilt Fabric Delights sent me this catalogue to tempt me…..

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I think I’ll have one of each…after all, I’m not on a fabric ‘diet’ am I????  *wink*

Sugary hugs…..:O)




Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy,can i ask you what eating plan are you on,as i deparetly need to lose weight and i am having no luck,and you will enjoy your new book.xx

Fiona said...

well done with the weight loss. that's a good amount gone.... love anzacs... and I just got the christmas book too.... lots of lovely things to make...

Anthea said...

Fabric diets are bad for you Wendy... I'm just locking the door, I'll be right over for one of those yum-looking bikkies... ha ha x

Cheryll said...

Gotta LoVe low fat fabric!!! The bikkies look great too! :)

Diane-crewe said...

ooh! they look great... the books are definatly on your "diet" xx

De said...

yummy bikkies....and low fat too! Congrats on the weight loss....perhaps you best share your secret as I think your 4.4kgs are here with me...

retdairyqueen said...

The person who invents a self cleaning oven would make a fortune
Well done on the weight loss and the bikkies look yummy

Valspierssews said...

Great job with the weight loss. Cutting out some of the fat and sugar is not too much of a hardship especially if you are seeing such good results. We struggle trying to limit the treats but we are gradually loosing some weight.

Marilyn said...

Well done Wendy. Those anzacs look yummy. I have bought that book too but have to wait for our next get together to pick it up from Maree.
Definitely cant go on a fabric diet.

tich said...

Those biscuits look great! thanks for the recipe!

Rosie said...

Well done with the weight loss Wendy. I love the books and think I might need the Gail Pan book.

Sisbabestitches said...

Well done with working your plan :) It is all a matter of balance, less fat, more fabric; less weight more books :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh I can almost smell those bikkies..yum :-)

Quilt Kitty said...

4.4 kilos is a great effort! I did a big meat & vege shop today hoping that next week along with the gym visits I can be a little more diligent with my health next week too. Fingers crossed! Tracee xx