Buns in the oven!

Caught your attention, didn’t I!

No, there is no pitter patter of tiny feet in Savvy Cook’s kitchen, here’s what’s baking next week though:

 Apricot, mango and coconut bars (£ 1.65 each)

These bars are  deliciously satisfying but quite unusual in so much that they are made with coconut cream and a drop of olive oil instead of butter. They remind me of a date bar “Cranks” (remember them, the health food chain – the forerunner or Leon et al) sed to do.

Dried apricots are one of the richest fruit sources of iron. They also provide useful amounts of beta-carotene, which is converted in the body into vitamin A, as well as some calcium and dietary fibre. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fats and very low in saturated fats. Olives and their oils are thought to be a factor in the low rate of heart disease in Mediterranean countries where the oil is used extensively.

Energy

(kcal)

Protein

(g)

Fat

(g)

Of which saturates

(g)

Carbo-

hydrate (g)

Of which  sugars (g)

Fibre

(g)

Sodium

(mg)

Salt

(g)

333 

 

4

20

14

35

20

3

15

0.04

 

Parkin (serves 10 – 12, £ 9.50)

This Scottish original is a cross between a bread and a cake and yummy with a cup of strong tea (hold the milk for me!).  Perhaps a bit “wintry” this cake, but I think ginger kind of transcends the seasons – it is a warming spice but a bit of heat in your diet can also have a cooling effect on the body (hence the spicy cuisine in countries with a hot climate).

Oatmeal is an excellent source of soluble fibre. This can help reduce high blood cholesterol levels. It also slows the absorption of sugar in the body which in turn helps to keep blood sugar levels stable. Blackstrap molasses is the most nutritious type of molasses. It contains lots of minerals important for health including iron, calcium, copper, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc

Energy

(kcal)

Protein

(g)

Fat

(g)

Of which saturates

(g)

Carbo-

hydrate (g)

Of which  sugars (g)

Fibre

(g)

Sodium

(mg)

Salt

(g)

279 

 

5

10

5

46

27

2

275

0.6

 

 

You can place your order by mailing Savvy Cook at info@savvycook.co.uk or leave a comment here and one of us will get in touch.

Wishing you a sunny weekend when it comes round (not long to go now), best,

Monique

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