Recipe: Diet-friendly munchies

If your year started with promises of diet, these healthy recipes are just what you need.

Featuring complex carbohydrates like oats and chickpeas, below you will find filling snacks guaranteed to satisfy your hungry tummy – while cutting down on unhealthy fats and sugar.

Oat bites

1 cup Pouyoukas whole rolled oats

2/3 cup coconut flakes

Half cup peanut butter

Half cup chia seeds

Half cup cocoa nibs

1/3 cup honey or maple syrup

3 Tablespoons coconut oil

Half teaspoon vanilla powder


Mix everything together in a medium bowl. Chill for 45 minutes. Roll the mixture into balls and enjoy. Store in the fridge.


Homemade hummus

2 cups Pouyoukas chickpeas (prepared as per pack instructions)

1/3 cup Tahini

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 clove garlic, crushed

Half teaspoon sea salt

Paprika (optional, to add at end for decoration)

Coriander or parsley leaves (optional, to add at end for decoration)

Blend together and enjoy with crackers, carrots or other vegetables.

Make a munch pack

Mix crunchy raw peanuts, sweet raisins and sunflower seeds for a healthy on-the-go snack. Raisins provide a great energy boost and are rich in anti-oxidants while the peanuts and sunflower seeds provide a good source of mono and polyunsaturated fats for sustained energy.


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