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Beat the January blues with these delicious healthy treats


Beat the January blues with these delicious healthy treats
Not naughty, but very nice indeed (Picture: Various)

Unless you celebrate your birthday in January, it’s likely this is your least favourite month of the year.

Next Christmas is a long way away, the weather is rubbish, your wallet is empty and your waistband is popping open.

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But January doesn’t have to be depressing.

New Year means new beginnings, a fresh start and making resolutions for the coming months.

And one of those resolutions could be to eat more healthily.

This doesn’t have to be boring and it certainly doesn’t mean you have to do away with sweet snacks (heaven forbid).

Here are some healthy goodies to see you through January and beyond.

Apricot and dark chocolate bumbles

These sweet teatime treats are a cross between a biscuit and a crumble.

Recipe by Hemsley and Hemsley

Gluten-free pumpkin bread

A gluten-free, vegan, oil-free pumpkin bread that’s really moist and is perfect for breakfast, snack time and, well, any time.

Recipe by The Visual Veggie

Nut-free energy balls

Energy balls are great for adults and children alike and are a brilliant alternative to chocolate bars.

Gooey chocolate flapjack bites

These sticky chocolate flapjacks make you feel like you’ve eaten something indulgent, when actually they’re doing you good.

Recipe by Deliciously Ella

Dark rum, prune and orange cookies

These are yummy grown-up, delicate cookies that happen to be gluten and dairy-free.

Recipe by former GBBO contestant and healthy baking enthusiast Ugne Bubnaityte

Chewy no-bake grain and oat bars

The perfect portable healthy snack.

Recipe by Healthyish

Maple pecan energy balls

These energy balls are great to make with the kids.

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Gluten-free gingerbread cookies

These gluten-free, paleo vegan cookies are full of flavour.

Recipe by Bakerita

Peanut butter, honey and date bar

A great snack bar to give you a mid-morning boost.

Raw brownies

No need to miss out on all the deliciousness of brownies.

These will satisfy that chocolate craving.

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