Surprisingly delicious chocolate beetroot cake with cinnamon crumble

I really like to use vegetables as an ingredient in cakes. I have less guilt eating such rarities. However, you must be careful not to overdo it - and it is quite hard, because the cake is delicious. This cake is also  a good source of iron, zinc, phosphorus and B vitamins.


  • 250 g of cooked beetroot
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 150 ml of rapeseed oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • teaspoon of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • teaspoon cinnamon

For the crumble:

  • 100g butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 150g wheat flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • teaspoon cinnamon


Cut beetroots into smaller pieces and blend it with oil, eggs and sugar. The colour will be very pink. Add remaining ingredients (melted  chocolate, flour, baking powder, salt, cinamon) and thoroughly mixed it all. Pour dough into a greased cake baking mold and baked for 15 minutes in 180°C. At this time you can prepare chocolate crumble. Mix together butter, sugar, flour, coco powder and cinamon.  I wiped the butter with the flour, added sugar, cocoa and cinnamon. Lightly baked dough sprinkle with crumble and bake for another 30 minutes until the top has browned nicely.


Noodles from courgette with fried egg - fast and healthy dinner

This recepie is very quick to prepare. Containing mostly vegetables - courgette, onions and garlic. Just peel courgettes with vegetable peeler to form thin strips. Fry it shortly because we want courgettes retained crispy in addition we don't have as much vitamin loss.

Ingredients (2 portions)

  • 2 medium courgettes
  • large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg


In a frying pan, fry the chopped onions. When nicely browned, add crushed garlic. Peel courgettes to form thin strips like pasta tagliatelle. Put into pan and fry until slightly softened. Do not leave it too long in the pan because it gets soggy. Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Put onto a plate and in the same pan fry the egg. How simple is that?


Very healthy and low-calorie snack - hummus with vegetables.

A clever snack, made mainly of vegetables. Very easy to prepare, does not require much time. Perfect for snacking during lazy evenings or lunch. We can supplement vitamins and minerals intaking a relatively low portion of calories.


  • 400g canned chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste
  • clove of garlic
  • onion
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • lemon
  • tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper


Carrots, peppers, cherry tomatoes, mange tout, young corn, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, radish or any other baby vegetables.


On tablespoon of oil fry the finely chopped onion and garlic. Set aside to cool. Drain the chickpeas.  In a blender, place all the ingredients: chickpeas, tahini paste, fried onion with garlic, yogurt and juice of half a lemon and blend it. Season to taste with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Serve with a variety of vegetables.


Low-calorie porridge

Porridge is the perfect idea for the first breakfast - especially during autumn or winter. Very warming and in this recepie low in calorie and high in dietary fiber. Remember that when you consume a large amount of fiber you should also drink plenty of water. With this combination, you will fill longer replete which prevent evening snacking.

Ingredients (3 servings)

  • 3/4 cup jumbo whole rolled oats (100g)
  • glass of milk semi-skimmed
  • glass of water
  • 2 teaspoons of flaxseed
  • teaspoon of honey
  • spoon yogurt
  • tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • pear
  • cinnamon


Cut pear into eighths and place on a baking tray. Put in the oven at 200 ° C for about 10 minutes. Jumbo oats and flaxseed cover with water and cook over low heat for about 2 minutes. Then add the milk and cook another 3 minutes. When the porridge starts to thicken, remove from heat and let stand, covered, for another 3 minutes. Mix the cinnamon and honey. Pour into a bowl of porridge, place the pear, pour yogurt and sprinkle with chopped walnuts. One serving has about 250kcal.

It is better to use jumbo oats because they have much more fibre then regular one


Idea for healthy and easy lunch

To school, to work for lunch usually we take sandwiches, crisps or some unhealthy snacks. How about lunch in a jar? You can add to it your favorite cereal, yogurt and fruit. Stacked layers look very appetizing. We do not need to worry that something will fall apart or pour out because the jar can be closed. I'm all for it.


  • cottage cheese (200g)
  • strawberries (150g)
  • jumbo whole rolled oats (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons of mixture of dried fruits and nuts


Jar and cap wash thoroughly. You do not want your lunch smelled like pickles or olives :-) At the very bottom lay off a tablespoon of dried fruit with nuts and a little strawberry. Then half of the cottage cheese mixed with honey. Later, a spoonful of oatmeal, sliced strawberries, the rest of cottage cheese. At the top lay off the rest of the mixture of fruits and nuts. You can decorate a whole meal with strawberries.


Poached egg on yellow pepper - an idea for a unique breakfast

I really like poached egg in combination with other additives. After slicing the yolk spills creating a delicious sauce. This breakfast is not only healthy but also looks very sophisticated and exquisite. Maybe someone will serve it in the morning for breakfast in bed?


  • 2 eggs
  • teaspoon vinegar
  • small onion
  • yellow peppers
  • tablespoon butter
  • sweet peppers (seasoning), salt, pepper
  • bread (preferably dark, whole grains)


Chopped onion and fry it on butter. Then add the diced peppers and fry it for about 5 minutes, season to taste with salt, pepper and paprika. During this time, you can prepare eggs. In a small saucepan, boil water. When it begins to boil reduce the heat so the water is not bubbling. Add vinegar to the water and stir gently with a whisk. Break the egg very close to the surface of the water. Stir the egg very gently. The egg should be ready in about 3 minutes.

The whole dish arrange as a pyramid. Bread - pepper - bread - pepper - egg.