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Healthy snacks…

January 29th 2015
By: Melanie Hollidge
Healthy snacks…

According to research most of our New Year’s resolutions would have waned by the middle of this month. So if one of your resolutions was to lose weight and eat more healthily then here are a few healthy snack recipes, which are very helpful if you have teenagers eating you out of house and home.
 
Hummus
 
This is great served with carrot sticks, carrots, cherry tomatoes, peas, courgette and so forth and if you make it from fresh it will last for around 3 days in your fridge, and is perfect for a light lunch or for a healthy snack.
 
Hummus recipe
 
200g of chickpeas
100ml of Tahini paste (optional)
Juice from half a lemon
Salt
2 cloves of garlic
4 tbsp of water
1 tsp of cumin
 
Just simply add all the above ingredients to your blender and whiz until light and creamy. If you wish you can add olive oil afterwards (although this does making it more fattening) and a sprinkling of Paprika.
 
Feel good FlapJacks
 
We found this recipe on the BBC Good Food website, it’s packed full of nutritional ingredients and is less fattening.
 
You will need:
 

  • 50g butter, plus a little extra for greasing
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 250g rolled oats
  • 85g apricots, chopped
  • 100g raisins
  • 85g mixed seeds (we used pumpkin and sunflower)

 
For the method please follow this link http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3028699/feelgood-flapjacks