Snacks & Dips Recipes
We all crave chocolate once in a while, but instead of reaching for sweet treats laden with refined sugar, why not opt for a delicious square of my chocolate tiffin? With its list of natural ingredients, there is nothing to feel guilty about here…
My Avocado Chocolate Mousse is a guaranteed ticket to chocolate heaven. This sweet treat is a huge hit with my girls, and because of its natural ingredients, I don’t feel guilty about handing it over to them after dinner. Feel free to top the dish with a sprinkling of nuts and berries.
These muffins is an excellent healthy recipe to lighten up the breakfast routine. Great start to the day as muffins are packed with fibre, slow release glucose and cinnamon, which keeps energy levels steady through the day. This is one of the recipes I like to make with my little ones during winter, as it fills the whole house with sweet smells of cinnamon.
Beetroot hummus is a lovely alternative to traditional hummus. This recipe is an excellent healthy snack, that is not only rich in colour, but also in iron, vitamins A and C and antioxidants. It also takes only minutes to make!
This herby salsa dressing with basil, parsley, capers and garlic goes perfectly with breaded chicken and grilled fish. Herbs are some of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet so it’s great to have a delicious way to make them regulars in our diets.
This super-rich and sweet pecan pie uses only healthy, fertility boosting ingredients. Pecans are packed with protein, fibre, heart-healthy fats, and 19 vitamins and minerals, so they should be a regular part of your diet if you are pregnant or trying to conceive. One slice is enough to satisfy the fiercest of dessert addicts among your family and guests.
Chickpeas are packed with protein (an average can contains a whopping 16 – 17g of plant protein) as well as iron, calcium, magnesium and ton’s of fibre. These spicy and crunchy roasted chickpeas are a great way of upping your fibre and getting some plant-based nutrient density into your diet.
Almonds are a great addition to your pregnancy diet as they contain many essential nutrients which are vital for the healthy development of your baby. Nuts provide essential healthy fats, minerals, vitamins and calories that pregnant women need to cope with their growing nutritional needs each trimester.
These spicy, roasted almonds are a real treat for expectant and new mums!
We love making these apple and cinnamon rings for a nutritious and very moreish afternoon snack. This recipe is sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth, but not overly so and while they take a little while to bake, there’s so little hands-on time that making these apple rings is a breeze.
This homemade nourishing nutella recipe is oil-free and made with maple syrup, roasted hazelnuts and raw cacao. It’s the best nutella we’ve ever tried!
These “muffins” aren’t baked, but somehow carrots, walnuts, dates, raisins, and spices come together to form a morning treat that tastes shockingly like the real thing.
These delicious cranberry almond and oat energy balls are the perfect pre-workout snack. Eating a small low GI snack 30-60 minutes before exercising can increase your endurance and encourages your body to burn more fat and less glycogen during exercise. What’s more these energy balls are ‘NO BAKE’ and the only equipment you need to make them is a large mixing bowl and your hands.
The trick to making perfect guacamole is using good, ripe avocados. Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet and will not taste good. If there is a little give, the avocado is ripe.
Feel smug about making your own almond butter from the best quality organic almonds AND save money. Enjoy!
Slip into summer with these delicious and nourishing ice lolly and ice cream recipes.
Sauerkraut is an amazing probiotic food made by lactic fermentation of cabbage. Raw, unpasteurised sauerkraut is teeming with beneficial lactobacillus bacteria which increase the healthy flora in the intestinal tract.
Hummus, the popular Middle Eastern dip, is low in fat whilst high in fibre and protein, making it a perfect addition to a healthy diet. Hummus contains many vitamins and minerals as well as about 20 essential Amino Acids, including large dosages of Tryptophan, Phenylalanine and Tyrosine. This combination makes hummus the ultimate good mood food!
My girls both love pesto, or green sauce as it is known as in our house, and who could blame them, it’s fragrant, tasty and very, very versatile. Shop bought versions are often pretty salty so I prefer to make ours myself and control the ingredients. This pesto recipe is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese, magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids. What’s more, it contains only the salt that’s present in the cheese and is therefore considerably lower in salt than many commercial varieties.
We have become a nation of kale lovers which is hardly surprising considering that kale is not only a superfood, it is a superhero when it comes to health. Kale is the queen of the cruciferous vegetable family (which also includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts and bok choy) which means you get plant-based power in your diet that goes well beyond just standard vitamin and minerals. Kale is packed with special phytonutrient molecules making it a power plant that can fight obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
These delicious raw chocolate brownies are the ultimate sin free indulgence. The mixture of nuts and dates in the brownie makes for a nutrient dense high protein treat. The avocado in the frosting provides a good hit of healthy essential fats and the raw cacao and maple syrup, whilst super-foods in their own rights make this recipe feel like it’s naughty but without the guilt.