This week's recipe comes from Kalpna Woolf, author of Spice Yourself Slim

In her book, Spice Yourself Slim, published on January 14, Kalpna Woolf offers a healthy, flavourful way of eating based on centuries-old traditions of combining tasty spices with fresh ingredients to lose weight, boost your health, lift your mood and maintain energy.

As well as an exciting cookbook with delicious and stimulating recipes, the book offers a simple and sustainable way of eating for the whole of your life. All of the 100 accessible and delicious recipes are under 500 calories with more than half under 300.

The book costs £16.99.

Serves 4
Calories per serving: 181

This is a very quick and simple dessert. A sweet treat without sugar but with healthy honey and cinnamon instead. 

The cinnamon adds natural sweetness with no extra calories and I find that honey doesn’t make me crave sugary things – it has a satisfying sweetness but adds a stickiness which makes the fruit all the more delicious. 

2 bananas 
5 tbsp lemon juice
½ pineapple, peeled and cored and cut into wedges (you will need 4-6 wedges per person)
1 tbsp ground cinnamon 
3 tbsp runny honey
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
6 tbsp plain yogurt
8–10 fresh mint leaves

Preheat the grill to high.

Peel the bananas and slice down the middle and then in half. Put the bananas in a bowl and mix in the lemon juice (this will stop them from going brown).

Place the pineapple wedges in a separate bowl, then sprinkle the bananas with half the ground cinnamon and the pineapple with the other half.

Place the fruit (reserve the lemon juice from the bananas) on a foil-lined grill pan and cook for 2–3 minutes or until starting to colour. Quickly remove the fruit from the grill. 

In a large non-stick sauté pan, gently heat the honey and lemon juice and, when warm, add the sesame seeds. Carefully add the pineapple and bananas and gently toss in the mixture. 

The fruit should be coated and when the honey begins to stick, take them out of the pan and serve immediately topped with the yogurt and mint leaves.

Kalpna Woolf’s new book Spice Yourself Slim is published by Pavilion on 14th January at £16.​ Pre-order it here