If you get time I would love you to take a look at an article I have written especially for The Glass House Girls. It’s features a special recipe created for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Thank you, happy Friday,
Well Friday has come around again. It’s been a positive week. I’ve been pushing myself and training in new ways. I feel absolutely goosed, but thankfully for all the right reasons. Although after this mornings pasting, I may struggle to walk in the morning and then I won’t feel so special.
I’m posting an easy snack recipe this week. I had a little play around and worked out that you can create a brilliant seedy cracker using water as the binding agent. Crispy, snappy and super seedy, these crackers are gorgeous on their own, but really moreish with a bit of cheese, a smidge of honey or dunked in a good dip.
To make 12 crackers, each with around 75 calories, here’s what you need:
It shouldn’t be this easy but it is…
This is one of those ones that gives back massively based on the ratio of effort vs. end result.
Happy Friday xx
This naked baking session produced the most memorable results in my kitchen this week. One minute there was relative peace and the next I had two bare bottomed urchins running around me causing havoc.
The aptly named Naked peanut butter bars were devoured before they made it to any form of storage tin. It wasn’t just the children, we all loved these. They’re oaty, crumbly, super peanuty and packed with slow releasing energy. I’m all over that at the minute. I’ve been training well and snacks like these massively help to get me through.
To make 12 of these simple peanut snacks you will need:
(Each one contains around 145 calories)
It’s barely a recipe:
God I love her…
Sometimes you don’t need to complicate things with a hefty recipe and lots of stages, especially when you want your children to engage with the idea of healthy eating and good food. The window of focus can be pretty short in our house, so if my son asks to help I like to give some pretty instant gratification.
These little bites took us 10 minutes to make using basic cupboard ingredients. They’re delicious, naturally sweet and ever so moreish.
For me these little nibbles are good to have around for a quick energy fix and also to keep my digestion on track. I am putting in quite a few miles at the moment in training for an event in 2 weeks. (Take a peak at the crazy event) Sweet option snacks that can also aid good digestive health means I can perform without feeling bloated and tired.
Why are they so powerful and fantastic?
It’s good to share healthy things with our kids. Sometimes I think we can forget to offer them the kinds of nutritional snacks we eat, because it wasn’t how it worked in our parents day. I’m sure he’ll be eating icecream with his friends later too – I’d call that a pretty fair mixed bag.
We made it! I completely forgot how incredibly time consuming and energy sapping moving house can be. Organising, packing and moving all your belongings, then re establishing them somewhere new is big enough. But it’s the uprooting of your families energy and emotional connection that’s the exhausting part. This time last year we moved 1500 miles from England to Gibraltar. This time last week we only moved 5 doors down on the same road, so I’m sure it shouldn’t have been as tiring as has been. That said, we’ve done a great job. We’re settling fast and we are all happy to be here.
So it seems only apt to post a real energy fueller this week. These balls are great pre or post workout or just to get an extra kick through a busy day.
They feature tahini, which is a wonderful ingredient made from the kernels of crushed sesame seeds. It is made up of 20% complete protein, which is more than most nuts. There are all sorts of reasons why you should get some tahini in your diet:
These balls deliver deliver a great balance of savoury and sweet. They’re moist yet also have a little crunch from the seedy ingredients.
To make around 12 balls you will need:
I have an open jar of tahini now so sense some more tahini recipes coming!
We had an overnight visit to Tarifa at the weekend. It’s a small bohemian town in the province of Cadiz, on the southernmost coast of Spain. It literally sits at the very bottom corner of Europe where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. It’s a great place. The kite surfing and water sports attracts a really laid back crowd and an easy atmosphere.
Today’s post has been inspired by the fabulous fish and fresh tapas we sampled on our visit. I have brought together 3 simple ingredients that together make a knock out tapas plate.
The sweetness of the date works beautifully with the fish and the creamy crunchy almond gives the little nibbles some extra texture.
For each piece you will need:
(Each piece contains around 70 calories)
And because I LOVE a good salad…
Another serving option is to slice up 4 single pieces once cooked through and serve with lightly dressed leaves and coriander.
These brilliant little bites are made with good stuff and packed with flavour. Fruity crushes feature cranberries, orange juice and orange zest, making them a refreshing alternative to some of the previous raw food bars and balls I’ve posted.
Let’s be honest, if you are in the mood for a four-finger Kit Kat or a bag of M&M’s, these are not going to do it for you.
However if you’re on a roll with healthy eating and want a brighter, more interesting snack, they are perfect. They’re quick to make and because they use store cupboard ingredients, you can make them as and when you fancy.
To make 10 balls (each containing around 110 calories) you will need: