Umm-ing and ahh-ing about what to make this weekend?
Try these snacks on for size – they’re all delicious and also good for you, which is truly the ideal situation!
CHIA SEED PUDDING
With protein, iron, calcium, magnesium and antioxidants, chia seeds are truly a superfood! Mix them with coconut or almond milk, cinnamon and vanilla and let it sit for a few hours – then tuck in.
STUFFED SWEET POTATO
Easy to digest, sweet potatoes are good for you because they are full of vitamins and also contain some iron, calcium, magnesium and folate. Stuff your baked sweet potato full of lentils for a tasty snack, or increase the portion size for a satisfying full meal.
The easiest and tastiest way to get your fruit and veg in for the day, smoothies are super handy and easy. Throw the fruits and vegetables of your choice into the blender, along with your favourite milk – then add some vanilla if you like, blitz it a little and you’ve got yourself a winner.
This traditional Middle Eastern dip is so easy to make at home and is very rich in protein and iron. Chickpeas also can help reduce cancer risk. All you need is a tin of chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, garlic and a sprinkle of salt – blitz it all in a blender and get those carrot sticks out for a tasty treat.
Bake a full artichoke at 175 degrees for 40 minutes, then sprinkle some olive oil and salt onto it and eat! Easy and satisfying.
Full of easily digestible protein, pea dip won’t add to snack overload. Mix peas, coriander leaves, lemon juice, garlic, tahini, olive oil and salt in a blender until it’s smooth, and enjoy with vegetable sticks.
You can’t look past this classic! Simply chop up whatever fruit you want, mix it all together and top with nuts and yogurt if you want a more filling snack.