Carrots may not exactly ‘help you see in the dark’ but they are packed with beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body and is a key nutrient for healthy eyes, skin and the immune system. This cake is made from spelt flour, which isn’t gluten free, but unless you have a true gluten allergy or coeliac disease, you may find you are able to tolerate to it occasionally – it is less likely to cause digestive issues such as bloating that is associated with wheat. If you don’t mind a slightly more dense loaf, you could experiment with a gluten free oat flour as an alternative. Oats add a healthy dose of soluble fibre to keep digestion moving, we’ve added rolled oats to this recipe, along with walnuts and flaxseeds that are rich in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats.
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Check out these spooky inspired treats! Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, an important nutrient for the skin and the immune system so why not bake up a batch over the weekend? You should be able to find pumpkin puree at most large supermarkets. Look out for Baking Buddy, Libby’s or Danival pumpkin puree. You can also make your own by roasting a pumpkin whole (approx. 1 hour), slice it open, scoop out the seeds and then scoop out the pumpkin into a bowl and mash! Mmmm [recipe]