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Healthy Chocolate tart?

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in baked goods, desserts

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Healthy eating is such a wide concept and every day we are bombarded with a new idea, a new product, a new concept ……. all in the name of healthy eating!

Healthy eating s somewhat controversial, we all grew up believing that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and now half a century later, I am told apples have sugar and sugar is bad for you! Yikes! The one doctor says it is healthy to eat 1 egg a week, the banters say, eat as many eggs as you wish… and fry them in butter!


What are we to believe, what is healthy? Is it Tim Noakes, is it Banting, is it Weighless or Weight Watchers or Sure Slim or Join-the-Gym? Every single diet or eating plan claims something, it guarantees results and it creates hope. Hope of a thin body, beautiful complexion and  admiration from those around you! After lifetime on diets, euphoric ups and depressing downs, I have worked out my own idea of what healthy eating is!

1. Moderation – move away from the idea of super-size meals, eat what you feel like, but in moderation! Not at all a bad principle to apply in all areas of your life. Think social media, sleep, TV or whatever you do excessively, re-group and change!

2. Listen to your body. I know refined sugars and starches are not my friends, so I try and avoid them where possible. I eat almost no complex carbohydrates during the week. I keep sweet treats for weekends and even then we try to stay with principal #1 – moderation

3. Don’t eat rubbish, just because you are bored or to lazy to make a healthy snack! Avoid sugars, preservatives, colorants etc.

4. Stay positive and be kind to yourself! The overall state of your mind day to day can also have a huge impact on the state of your body. Once you recognize a negative thought habit, start turning it around by replacing the negative thoughts with positive thoughts. It takes time and consistent effort, but you can make great progress this way. Happiness is a conscious decision!

5. Do good unto others – the more you focus on the need of those around you, the less you will focus on food and what to eat and what not to eat!

Ok, enough preaching for one day! I wanted to make a chocolate tart, using good stuff, good quality chocolate, nuts, coconut, in other words a healthy chocolate tart. I know you will love it!

How can I say my Chocolate tart is healthy, I hear you ask?  There is no rubbish in it, I will eat it in moderation and share it with my loved ones……. Happy healthy eating to you!


Healthy Chocolate tart

makes one 23 cm tart


For the base

250 ml  coconut

125 ml hazelnuts or  almonds

15 ml xilothol – optional

1 egg white

80 g butter – melted


Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until it becomes fine crumbs. Spray a loose bottom pan with Spray ‘n cook and press the crumbs down in the base of the pan and also 2 cm up on the sides.

For the tart

300g 70% chocolate – broken into smaller pieces

500 ml cream

4 extra large eggs – seperated

30 ml brandy – optional

berries for serving


Preheat the oven to 180C. Place the chocolate pieces in a bowl. Place the cream in a pot and bring it to just before boiling. Pour the cream over the chocolate and allow the chocolate to melt. Mix properly. Add the brandy if you are using. Lightly whisk the egg yolks with a fork and mix with into the chocolate mixture. Beat the egg whites until it forms stiff peaks and gently fold it into the chocolate mixture. Place the tart in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven off, open the door and allow the cake to set in the oven. Serve in thin slices with pouring cream and fresh berries!


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8 Responses to “Healthy Chocolate tart?”

  1. Ambelene 18 August 2014 at 11:16 am #

    Oh this looks wonderful I thank you from the bottom of my heart

  2. annelise luckhoff 18 August 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    Ek hou BAIE van die kors!!! En jy praat ons moed in …. Dankie Nina!! xxxxx Waar is die afgebreekte stukkie van daardie snytjie ….

  3. Adele du Toit 19 August 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Oooo, dit lyk ongelooflik lekkerrrr.
    Gaan dit beslis maak en sonder skuldgevoelens geniet.

  4. Hanlie 22 August 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    Dit lyk heerlik. Nina ek het jou sjokolade en peertert al soveel kere gemaak en selfs sonder kors en sonder pere, met bietjie koffiepoeier en brandewyn, is dit heerlik.

  5. Anna Jacobs 10 September 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    Nina ek het die tert gemaak en my mede-kwilters het dit so geniet, dankie dis fantasties.

  6. Robert 23 September 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    Nina die tert is hemels. Ons gaan dit beslis weer maak. Volgende keer vir ‘n spog geleentheid!!!!!

  7. Garry 21 March 2015 at 12:58 pm #

    In your whole list of dietary choices you left out Paleo Primal. If you leave out the xilothol I would most definitely eat this

  8. Magda van Wyk 18 November 2015 at 12:51 pm #

    Dit lyk heerlik! Het onlangs op die banting wagon geklim en die tert is net wat ek gaan maak!Kom kuier gerus op my blad, het sopas ‘n resep gedeel vir ‘n aarbei en room kaaskoek met ‘n soortgelyke kors…ek het dit al 3 keer gemaak so dankie tog vir jou resep, nou kan ons dit afwissel! 🙂

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