Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions? If yes, there is a good chance that “health” is high on the list, be it in the form of: exercise, losing weight and/or improving your diet. This usually lasts precisely three week… maybe these will help! 😉
Any health kick will include both mental and physical lows during which it is just too tempting to grab a consolation chocolate or some sugar laden granola bar. My ‘Super Seed & Fig Shards’ could be your solution, as they have all the “naughtiness” without the unhealthiness. They are packed with seeds and only sweetened with dried figs, cinnamon and maple syrup. You have the impression you are eating a cookie. If your resolution is increasing your fitness levels…well…seeds are packed with protein making them a perfect pre- or post-workout snack! Oh and for all the parents out there…my kids can’t have enough of them! What’s not to love?!?!
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Veganuary being the hype of the moment, a tasty hummus hits the spot perfectly. Hummus is probably THE food staple of vegans and vegetarians, being rich in plant-based proteins, vitamins, minerals and being readily available.
The beauty of hummus is that there are an endless variety of beans you can use (chickpeas, cannellini beans, lentils…), flavours you can add (pesto, beetroot, caramelised onions…) and even the toppings you can choose (lamb, nuts, cheese, grilled vegetables…)! I’ve created a simple ‘Roasted Red Pepper Hummus’, as red peppers are high in vitamin C and because they add a bit of sunshine to our plate which is very much needed at this time of the year.
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‘Parsnip Crisps’ are a brilliant festive alternative to the humble potato. Taste wise, parsnips have their unique earthy sweet character – in the past, parsnips were actually used as a sweetener before cane sugar became widely available. That said, they are still highly adaptable as they take on a myriad of flavours: think curried crisps or even flavouring parsnip fries with a powerful ‘Chimichurri‘.
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