Snack Recipes

Chocolate Protein Balls

Dietary Restriction Friendly:

 

Gluten Free

Lactose Free

Diabetes Friendly

Vegetarian Friendly

Vegan Friendly

Method

Process nuts till fine
Add dried fruit (goji berries, sultanas & dates) and process until well mixed
Add cocao and water and continue to process until mixture thickens
Mums advice: “there’s a bit of playing around with the mixture and water amount as it can get a bit tacky in the processer
Wet hands (to prevent mixture from sticking to them) and form the mixture into balls then roll into coconut
Refrigerate or freeze and bring out as needed

This is one of my Mums yummy recipes! 100% raw and delicious. A perfect on the go guilt free snack. High in protein, fibre & is nutrient dense (packed full of vitamins & minerals).

Ingredients

1 cup almonds
1 cup cashews
½ cup goji berries
1 cup sultanas
8 fresh dates
½ cup raw cacao
¼ cup water (aprox)
¾ cup (aprox) dessicated coconut

(to roll balls in)

Makes 15-20 balls

Energy Boosting Balls

Method

Place oats, nut butter, pepitas, goji berries, walnuts, dried berries and pitted dates in a mixing bowl and mix together with your hands until all ingredients are bound together.
(if chunky isn’t your thing, combine all dry ingredients in a food processor then add nut butter)
Divide into golf ball sized portions, roll into balls and then in coconut.
Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

These balls are packed full of protein, antioxidants, fibre, vitamins & minerals. They will help you stay fuller for longer and are a great pre work out snack.

Ingredients

1 cup oats
1 cup nut butter (recipe above)
½ cup raw pepitas
½ cup goji berries
½ cup raw walnuts (crushed)
½ cup dried berries mix
8 pitted dates (diced)
2-3 table spoons of dried coconut

Makes 12 balls

Dietary Restriction Friendly:

 

Gluten Free when using rice flakes vs. oats

Lactose Free 

Diabetes Friendly

Vegetarian Friendly

Vegan Friendly without honey in the nut butter

 
 

Nourishing Energy Bars

Method

Pre heat oven to 160 degrees.
Grease a shallow 22cm square baking tin.
In a food processor add almonds and process until almonds are coarse.
In a large bowl add processed almonds, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, oats, desiccated coconut, protein powder, coconut oil, raw honey, eggs, peanut butter, dark chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg then combine using a wooden spoon.
Press mixture firmly into tin then bake for 30 minutes or until slightly browned.
Allow to cool then cut into individual bars

Healthy energy bars high in protein, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins & minerals and contains lots of energy! Makes a great mid morning or mid afternoon snack  or when out and about.

Ingredients

1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw pine nuts
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup goji berries
1 cup oats
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
3/4 cup protein powder
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup raw honey
2 eggs
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup of dark chocolate baking chips
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg

Makes 16 bars

Dietary Restriction Friendly:

 

Gluten free when using rice flakes vs. oats

Lactose Free

Diabetes Friendly

Vegetarian Friendly

 

Nut Butter with Apple and Blueberries

Method

In a food processor combine almonds, cashews & brazil nuts for 2-5 minutes.
Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and water
Combine until mixture is a smooth paste

Makes a great snack for when out and about or as a pre work out snack. Add apple and blueberries. Packed with protein, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins & minerals.

Ingredients

1 cup raw almonds
½ cup raw cashews
½ cup raw brazil nuts
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of raw honey
½ cup filtered water

Makes 2.5 cups of nut butter

Dietary Restriction Friendly:

 

Gluten Free

Lactose Free

Diabetes Friendly

Vegetarian Friendly

Vegan Friendly without honey

 

Guacamole with Corn Chips

Method

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, using a fork, until the mixture is smooth
Serve with organic corn chips

Guacamole is packed full of omega 3 and keeps you fuller for longer by lining your stomach. A great weight loss snack.

Ingredients

2 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons of diced red onion
1/2 the juice of a lemon
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
Bag of organic gluten free corn chips

 

Makes 2 cups of guacamole 

Dietary Restriction Friendly:

 

Gluten Free

Lactose Free

Diabetes Friendly

Vegetarian Friendly

Vegan Friendly

 

Banana & Walnut Cupcakes

Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Sift whole meal flour, baking powder in a mixing bowl then put to one side.
In another bowl add eggs, vanilla essence, sugar and butter then beat until smooth.
Crush walnuts into smaller pieces and dice up banana.
Spoon wet mixture into dry mixture and add almond milk.
Beat ingredients till smooth then add chia seeds, walnuts and banana.
Prepare a 12 hole cupcake tin and spoon mixture into each hole, filling to 3/4.
Bake in oven for 25 minutes.

These cupcakes are a tasty treat and come with many health benefits such as a great source of fibre, omega 3 from chia seeds and walnuts as well as a variety of vitamins & minerals.

Ingredients

2 cups of whole meal flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
3/4 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup of butter
3/4 cup of cane sugar or raw sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean extract
1/2 cup walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
1 medium ripe banana
1 tablespoon of chia seeds

Makes 12 cupcakes

Dietary Restriction Friendly:

 

Gluten Free when using rice and/or coconut flour

Lactose Free when using nuttelex vs. butter

Diabetes Friendly

Vegetarian Friendly

 

Banana & Blueberry Cupcakes

Dietary Restriction Friendly:

 

Gluten Free when using rice and/or coconut flour

Lactose Free when using nuttelex vs. butter

Diabetes Friendly

Vegetarian Friendly

Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Sift spelt flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl then put to one side.
In another bowl add eggs, vanilla essence, sugar and butter then beat until smooth.
Spoon the wet mixture into the dry mixture and add 1 cup of almond milk.
Beat ingredients till smooth then add bananas and blueberries.
Prepare a 12 hole cupcake tin and spoon mixture into each hole, filling to 3/4.
Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.

It can be tough to resist indulging in cupcakes so rather than feel guilty for eating them I have created a recipe with a healthy twist. They are light, fluffy and absolutely scrumptious.

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups of spelt flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 cups of coconut palm sugar
1/2 cup of butter
2 eggs
1tsp vanilla essence
1 cup almond milk
2 medium bananas
1 cup of blueberries

Makes 12 muffins

 

Rice Cakes with Tuna and Salad

Method

Spread cream cheese onto how every many corn thins you desire

Place the tuna on top then add the rest of the salad items

Add cracked pepper for extra taste

 

This simple snack is perfect for brunch! Have 1 or 2 or even 4! It contains a good mix of carbohydrates, protein, good oils and vegetables.

Ingredients

Rice Cakes
Cream Cheese (base)
Tuna
Avocado
Tomato
Cucumber
Cracked Pepper

Makes 2-4 serves

Dietary Restriction Friendly:

 

Gluten Free

Lactose Free without cream cheese

Diabetes Friendly

 

On The Go Trail Mix

A nutty mix with dash of dark chocolate! Packed full of protein, antioxidants, fibre, vitamins & minerals. Great for those on the run!

There isn’t much to this recipe making it very quick and easy to prepare.

 

You can even buy in bulk and make up several bags to keep you doing during the week.

 

Combine your favourite nuts, our suggestion is: walnuts, pepitas, cashews, almonds, dried berries, goji berries & dark chocolate.

Dietary Restriction Friendly:

 

Gluten Free

Lactose Free when using lactose free chocolate

Diabetes Friendly

Vegetarian Friendly

Vegan Friendly

 

Falafel with Cucumber & Yoghurt Dip

Method

Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until coarsely ground.

Shake out a handful of plain flour on your work bench. Shape the falafel mixture into 8 round golf ball sized shapes. Roll in flour to seal in juices. Heat up a frying pan on medium heat and fry the falafels in batches for 5 minutes each, or until browned on each side.

Mix diced cucumber and natural yoghurt in a bowl and set aside.

Serve falafels with cucumber and yoghurt dip.

 

This is a snack that you can eat on its own or add to salads & wraps. It contains chickpeas which help control hunger and reduce cholesterol levels. They also contain protein, fibre, calcium, iron & vitamin B6.

Ingredients

1 400g tin of chickpeas (drained)
2 cloves of diced garlic
1/2 diced red onion
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 cup of chopped parsley (fresh)
1 cup of chopped coriander (fresh)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup of finely diced cucumber
2 heaped tablespoons of natural yoghurt
Small handful of plain flour

Makes 8 falafels

Dietary Restriction Friendly:

 

Gluten Free when using gluten free flour

Lactose Free without yoghurt

Diabetes Friendly

Vegetarian Friendly

Vegan Friendly without yoghurt

 

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