Today I discovered a delicious, healthy alternative to popcorn! Crunchy chickpea balls that are delicious to snack on, and could be an interesting addition to green salad.
- If you’re using canned chickpeas, make sure to drain them thoroughly before use, otherwise prepare your chickpeas as per usual.
- Place your chickpeas in a baking tray and under the grill in the oven.
- Leave to grill, stirring every 5-10 minutes
- Grill until chickpeas are golden brown and crunchy. Nyum!
Homemade breakfast mixes are a lot more healthy than store-bought cereals that contain loads of sugary nonsense.
My morning yogurt mixes vary, but this is a great one if you wake up with a sweet tooth or have fruit in the house that needs eating.
- Plain, low-fat yogurt (or double cream, depending on your taste)
- 1 Nectarine
- Sunflower and hemp seeds
- Raw oats
- Cut the nectarine into chunks
- Mix the yogurt, seeds, oat and fruit in a bowl
- Enjoy a healthy, satisfying start to the day!
Need a quick, healthy alternative to your traditional green salad?
Get your hands on a grater and lets go!
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 60ml balsamic vinegar
- In a large bowl, mix together the balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper
- Grate the cucumber into the bowl and mix thoroughly with the vinegar mixture
Want to prepare a gourmet meal to satisfy your taste buds, but keep it simple?
This recipe ticks all three boxes: easy, satisfying and filling!
Ingredients may vary depending on your preferences and availability
- Wholewheat wraps
- Plain Feta
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Basil Leaves
- Rocket Leaves
- Kidney Beans
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Olive Oil
- Chickpeas or mixed beans
- Green Pepper
- Grated Carrot
- Dice the onion and fry in olive oil until caramelized
- Cook the butternut:
- Option 1:
- Stab holes into the butternut. Make sure this is done thoroughly to allow the butternut to cook well
- Place on a microwave-friendly plate
- Place in the microwave for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the butternut. Rotate every 5 minutes
- Butternut should be soft when finished
- Option 2:
- Preheat the oven to 180C
- Place the butternut in aluminum foil and roast for 45 minutes-1 hour
- Alternatively, chop the butternut into small pieces and place into tray
- Sprinkle with olive oil and allow to roast for 40-45 minutes
- Cut your tomatoes, cucumber and other vegetables to be used into small pieces
- Place your wholewheat wrap onto a plate and place an appropriate potion of your ingredients into the center of it, allowing space on the sides for rolling/folding
- Crumb the feta over the vegetable and bean mix
- Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and fold