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Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks - Rosemary Roasted Pecans

Healthy Snacks – Rosemary Roasted Pecans

So the January resolutions of getting fit and healthy are in full swing but there is one thing getting in your way; healthy snacks! So many people fall at this hurdle, they’re at work and suddenly the munchies take hold of you and you’re suddenly starving and it’s hours until lunch time! Noooooooo! Then you check your purse and trundle off to the vending machine and buy the “healthy” flapjack! Be prepared people! Making your own healthy snacks so you can have a stash in your bag or in your desk drawer is a great way to make sure you don’t fall off of the wagon! My latest healthy snack was inspired by Madeleine Shaw and is so quick and easy to make that you’ll be kicking yourself for not having done it sooner!

Rosemary roasted pecans is the best of all the healthy snacks! Firstly in my opinion pecans always taste better when they’re roasted and secondly nuts have all of the yummy good fats that you need in you want and not all of the bad sugary fats that you want to avoid.

So here’s what you do. Preheat your oven to 160C. Take your pecans and scatter them on a baking tray. Drizzle some melted coconut oil over them or some rapeseed oil. Then take some fresh rosemary and fling across the nuts! Shake the tray so everything gets all mixed together. Then bake in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes. Once the nuts have cooled a little, take some kitchen paper and put it on the work surface, then sprinkle the nuts on top then get some more kitchen paper and put it on top and then dab the nuts just to get off any excess oil, pop the nuts in a little baggy or tupperware container, and now you have the ultimate, most delicious of all healthy snacks at your fingertips whilst you are on the go!

Love Roo xx

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Chickpea Snacks

Chickpea SnacksChickpea snacks are the best little bitesize of deliciousness you can make at home. They are cheap, easy to make and are great to bag up to take on the go. I like to make these for road trips, or to keep in my drawer at work. The great thing about these chickpea snacks is that you can make any flavour you want and the process is exactly the same.

To make your own chickpea snacks all you need to do is pre-heat your oven to 190C. Then drain your tin of chickpeas and put them into a bowl, It’s best to try and pat them dry with some kitchen towel to try and get the damp out. Finally drizzle with olive oil or melted coconut oil, then add in your flavour of choice, either sprinkle in some garam masala powder, or chili or paprika powder.Then pop on a baking tray covered in parchment paper. and bake in the over for 30 – 40 minutes.

Chickpeas are super healthy and are really low in calories and will help fill you up, so it makes the perfect snack between meals to help tide you over.

Enjoy your delicious, healthy baked chickpea snacks!

Love Roo xx

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My Protein Mocha Coconut Power Bliss Balls

My Protein Powder Mocha Coconut Power Bliss Balls

Wow! That’s a mouthful trying to say that title isn’t! Luckily these mocha coconut power bliss balls act as the perfect gob stopper 😛

My Protein sent me some fantastic samples and I have been thinking of different ways to use them other than the obvious protein shake mix up. So I’ve used the My Protein Impact Whey Protein Powder in Mocha flavour to make this bliss balls. The first thing I want to point out is that I don’t like coffee and I don’t really like coconut and I can’t get enough of these! I actually had to put them in the freezer so I had to make a conscious effort to take them and sit there and wait for them to thaw before eating them so it took away my ability to grab and snack! 😛

So here’s the My Protein Mocha Coconut Power Bliss Balls recipe! It gets a little bit oily and messy when rolling them into balls so be prepared for mess!

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Egg White Crisps

egg white crisps

Egg white crisps sounds a little bit odd right?! But they are actually delicious and a super healthy snack which is a great alternative to “normal” store bought crisps.

What’s even better is that they are really easy to make:

Ingredients

  • Liquid Egg Whites 250g
  • Water
  • Seasoning / spices

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Whisk up some egg whites, and add some water to thin them a little bit, then add in whatever flavouring you want, salt & vinegar, paprika, chilli etc.
  3. Use a muffin tin and pour the egg white mixture into the tin just to
    cover the bottom, pop in the oven and cook until they become
    crisp.

Love Roo xx

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How to Make Raw Chocolate

cacao gingerbread men logo

If someone told me a year ago that I would be making my own chocolates and thinking it was easy I would have told them they were bonkers! Yet here I am making raw cacao chocolate and it is absolutely delicious even if I do say so myself! Read on to find out how I made (and ate!) my very own gingerbread man shaped army of cacao treats!

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Chickpea Cake

chickpea cake

 

Yes! You read that right this is a cake made out of chickpea! I have to admit when I heard about this I tried it with reservations but OMG! I could have gobbled this up 10 times over! It’s not paleo but it is healthy in the grand scheme of eating cake! There are minimal ingredients and it’s really quick and simple to make.

The texture was light and airy which I love, but also dangerous but it doesn’t fill you up so you could quite easily keep going back for more!! You can add whatever topping tickles your fancy, we added about 1/2 tbsp of lemon curd, but this would be equally as delicious with a red summer berries on top, or any fruits to add a bit of zesty zing to it! Either way it’s surprisingly scrumptious and I would thoroughly recommend it! My one piece of advice is don’t sniff the batter before you bake it, it’ll put you off but I promise once baked you won’t regret it!

 

Love Roo xx

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Chia seed and banana loaf

chia seed and banana loaf

 

My sister and I baked this and by that I mean my sister helped me to bake this!! I really wanted to try the recipe and share it but I really don’t like bananas so needed someone who would do the taste test for me!

This recipe was really easy to make and I am really proud of this one! Even though I dislike banana I was really tempted to give this a try as it smelled delicious and cinnamon-y! And once again this recipe is paleo and gluten free, packed with protein and omega 3. Which makes it a guilt free treat 🙂

 

Love Roo xx

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Lemon and Chia Seed Muffins

lemon and chia seed muffinsI made these delicious lemon and chia seed muffins over the weekend. They’re gluten free, paleo, light and airy!

They make a great alternative for breakfast and is great for eating on the go 🙂 These were easy to make and were a firm favourite with my happy helpers who were there to do the taste testing!

Love Roo xx

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Sweet Potato Cookies Drizzled in Dark Chocolate

These cookies are almost paleo! To make them paleo you can swap out the peanut butter for almond butter 🙂

My other half seemed really dubious about these because lets be honest sweet potato cookies does sound a bit odd! So firstly insisted he should watch me eat one in case it was horrible and I wouldn’t be able to hide my reaction, then he wanted to eat a bit of mine in case he hated it, followed by him grabbing one off the plate and saying “mmmmm……they’re REALLY nice! I could eat more! But I shouldn’t….”

Sweet potato cookies

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup of peanut butter (or almond butter for paleo option)
  2. 1 sweet potato
  3. 1 scoop of protein powder
  4. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 tbsp honey
  8. Dark chocolate

 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C and then bake the sweet potato for 40 minutes
  2. Remove the sweet potato from the oven and remove the skin
  3. Mash the flesh in a bowl and then add the peanut butter, vanilla, egg and honey. Mix thoroughly
  4. Then add the cinnamon and the protein powder and fold in completely.
  5. Once this is done you should put some baking paper on a tray and spoon the mixture on to the sheet and this should make around 10 – 12 cookies
  6. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes and then take out to cool.
  7. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a bowl
  8. Once the cookies have cooled slightly you can spoon the melted chocolate on to each cookie
  9. Put in the fridge for the chocolate to set.
  10. Eat and enjoy!

 

Love Roo xx

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