All posts filed under: Snacks

The Ultimate 20-minute Cookie

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click Let’s be honest, each and every one of us has a sweet-tooth, at least occasionally. I’m not crazy about sweet things, but time to time I do like to have something sweet. I’ve always loved baking, and currently I mostly bake for special occasions and for my kids. Having said that, it’s very important for me that my kids follow a healthy diet from an early age. I believe that when you introduce healthy eating to your kids from the beginning, they will naturally eat healthy later on in life as well.…

Homemade Gluten-Free Bread (Fast and Easy)

Hello everyone and beautiful and summery greetings from Cyprus! I’m currently on my third trimester and nearing the end of a long stretch. While time has passed by so quickly, I can’t tell you that giving birth definitely could not come any sooner, as I am eager to start feeling better again. The morning sickness (or more like all-day sickness) has returned and I’m having to struggle day in day out with constant nausea and a general feeling of being unwell.…

Butter bean and Chilli Spread

This summer has been all about healthy side dishes and snacks, both sweet and savoury. We’ve been using the barbecue non stop, so I’ve had the pleasure of focusing on nice and refreshing foods to have on the side of grilled chicken, fish or vegetables.

This butter bean and chilli spread is a recent favourite of ours. It’s such a delicious add-on to grilled chicken for example or raw or cooked vegetables. I’m totally hooked on it.

Makes one bowl:

1 can butterbeans / 250 gr
1 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon juiced
0.5 dl water
1.5 tsp ground paprika
1.5 tsp ground cumin
1/3 tsp cinnamon
Chilli flakes (with care, but enough for a kick)
Dried garlic milled
Salt

Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until fully smooth.…

Raw Lemon and Vanilla Coconut Balls

I remember a time when I used to always find some energy balls in my fridge. But now it’s been a while since the last time I made some. I somehow needed a break from them for a bit. But this weekend I felt like making a batch again. I didn’t want to follow my usual recipe but to rather change things around a bit in order to try something new and fresh.

So I came up with these raw lemon and vanilla coconut balls, and I have to say that they turned out amazing.…

Apple and Cinnamon Loaf

I’m a real sucker for Christmasy flavors and scents and I often create combinations, which could be mistaken for something that belongs to a Christmas table, when in facts it’s the middle of summer. I just love the mix of various spices, like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and clove, especially when you use them with apples.

Now, let me share with you my delicious, easy-to-make, super healthy, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free apple and cinnamon loaf, which could be served as a cake with coffee, as a snack (my kids love it) or even as breakfast (I love it).…

Fruity Oat and Nut Cereal Bars

Snacks are big in my household at the moment. Maybe it’s because it’s so hot and you tend to feel less inclined to eat big meals when it’s scorching outside. Or maybe it’s simply because they’re just too darn good.

This cereal bar recipe is an absolute favourite at the moment. They’re such a great snack and they go down a storm every single time. In addition to being great as an afternoon pick-me-up, they also work perfect as breakfast on the run, maybe with a smoothie or a coffee or tea.…

Creamy Pea Dip

This creamy pea dip is so delicious that I just had to share it with you. And what’s best, it can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. And all you need is peas, fresh basil and mint, garlic, olive oil, lemon and salt. Super healthy, full of flavour and really easy to make.

I’m a big fan of Super salads especially during the hot summer months, so I love adding this pea dip in with different kinds of salads.…

The Healthiest Cracker

I’m finally back after a week of silence, and with fresh new recipes for you. I’ve just moved, hence my absence. I moved not only house, but country. So this was a big one. And moving with kids requires even more time and effort. But slowly things are finding a place in our new house on the beautiful island of Cyprus and I’m getting used to my new kitchen. It’s such a pleasure to cook in a big kitchen with lots of work space.…

Healthy Chocolate Spread (nut-free)

This chocolate spread is so delicious, that I just can’t stop obsessing over it. It’s light, tasty and actually really good for you. And an added bonus is that it’s really easy and fast to make. No unusual ingredients required. You can put this together with basic household ingredients. I personally love to have this spread on some brown rice and quinoa cakes. Such a great snack. My kids love it too.

here Makes one jar:

2 dl quick oats
1.5 dl pure water
6 medjool dates
1.5 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla extract (unsweetened)
hint of salt

Start by putting the oats into a food processor, and blend them into a slightly finer flour.…

Raw Courgette Hummus

Hummus, hummus, hummus. I just can’t get enough of it. Isn’t just great to love foods that are actually really good for you? Hummus is definitely one of those foods for me.

I had a look in my pantry today and noticed that I have loads of courgettes. I had to come up with something where I could utilise most of them. And while I was thinking of ways to use them, I really started to feel like having hummus. So lightning hit.…