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.
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.
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.