Whether we are in a hurry, chatting with our friends or watching TV, we all eat without thinking sometimes. We’ve all been culprits of mindless eating at some stage.

Snacking on healthy foods is important as we can so easily fall into the moment of grabbing a packet off the shelf because its easy and marketing tells us it’s ‘healthy’ when really, it’s full of nasties. Hidden sugars, refined salt, and additives fill snack type foods and this leaves us feeling empty and unsatisfied, leading us to wanting to eat more and more.

So what’s the answer: We need to snack SMART & snack LESS!

Over the next few days, I’ll share some of my favourite recipes to satisfy your desire for something small and sweet and some more when you fancy crunchy munchies!!!

I like to batch cook but this doesn’t mean we eat it all, it’s a great idea to share with friends or freeze it down for another day, ready for when you need a snack hit.

These bliss balls are a good source of mono saturated fats, protein and packed with many minerals including magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, selenium, iron and fibre. Be warned! They are more-ish yet extremely satisfying (unlike the packages snacks)

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Divine Apricot Bliss Balls

You’ll need:

1/2 cup dried apricots, no added sugar and sulphite-free

1/2 cup desiccated coconut, unsweetened

2 Tsp organic coconut oil, melted

1 cup cashews

1/4 cup medjool dates, pitted

Blend all of the above in a high speed blender. Roll into small balls and serve.

Choco Chili Bliss Balls

You’ll need:

1/4 cup walnuts

3/4 cup medjool dates, pitted

1/4 Tsp chili powder, grounded

2 Tbs raw cacao powder + extra for rolling

Blend together in a high speed blender till smooth. Roll into small balls and leave to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes. Remove, roll in raw cacao and serve.

Now, kick those packets out of your house and snack on real foods that are so healthy that you can eat without guilt!

 

 

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