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Budget Pleaser: Smoky Baked Beans

smoky baked beans

As the season is changing, I am starting to seek out warming, healthy meals. So, this week I am making a budget pleaser meal: smoky baked beans.

Now not all baked beans are the same. I was shocked to discover that my one of my university days staple meals, shop bought baked beans, is full or sugar, preservatives and salt. So much for thinking I was making a health choice.

I have instead made a batch of smoky baked beans from scratch with a no mess, no fuss recipe from the book The Art of Eating Well by the clever Hemsley and Hemsley sisters.

This recipe is super easy to cook, budget friendly and free-from refined sugar, gluten and dairy.

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How much sugar is in your iced tea?

Mint Iced Tea

There is nothing quite as refreshing as an ice cold iced-tea drink. However, many of the store bought brands contain large amounts of added sugar.

So how much sugar is in the iced tea you are drinking?

One of the most common iced tea brands has up to eight teaspoons of added sugar! Eek.

Given that the World Health Organisation recommends a maximum of 6 teaspoons added sugar per day, this one drink would push you over the safe recommended limited.

So, ditch the sugar and make your own. This recipe for mint mayhem iced tea is a flavour hit. This blend will awaken the should from within with its full glory mint-iness. It will also helps to clear a foggy head.

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