Easy Ways to Snack Healthily

 

Snacking between meals is often said be the downfall of any healthy eater, but snacking doesn’t necessarily equate to a bad diet. In fact, eating a couple of healthy snacks a day can keep blood sugar levels stable and prevent binging. A handful of nuts is the perfect snack, and with it’s sweet taste, we love an almond. Packed with Vitamin E, copper, magnesium, fibre and protein, this 2016, it’s our go- to nibble. These recipes take the nuts from a humble snack to an indulgent and decadent treat packed with nutrients.

Almonds with Dark Chocolate and Chilli Flakes

Serves 4

120g whole natural almonds
80g dark chocolate, chopped
½ tsp dried chilli flakes

Simply combine the almonds, chopped chocolate and chilli flakes,
then share between 4 small tins or sealable pots. This combo will
really wake up your taste buds when you need a snack boost!
TIP: If dried chilli flakes are too hot for you, choose dark chocolate
flavoured with chilli for a more subtle taste.

Almonds and Blackberries

Serves 4

120g whole natural almonds
100g fresh blackberries

Mix together the almonds and blackberries. Share equally
between 2 dishes, sealable pots or food bags. Enjoy as a fresh,
fruity nibble with a healthy crunch!
TIP: Can’t find blackberries? Try blueberries or raspberries
instead.

Almonds and Ginger

Serves 4

120g whole natural almonds
1/2 tbsp stevia
½ tsp ground ginger

Heat the almonds in a dry frying pan for 1-2 minutes to toast them, then
add the sugar and ginger, tossing to coat. Cool, then share between 4
dishes, sealable pots or food bags. Enjoy as a healthy nibble with a fiery
finish!
TIP: For extra kick, peel a thumb-sized piece of fresh root ginger and slice very thinly (shaving with a
peeler works well). Put into a frying pan with 2 tbsp water and 2 tbsp caster sugar and boil down
until the water evaporates and the ginger caramelizes slightly. Cool, then add to the almonds.

Cinnamon-spiced Almonds

Serves 4

120g whole natural almonds
1/2 tbsp stevia
½ tsp ground cinnamon

Heat the almonds in a dry frying pan for about 1-2 minutes,
then add 1 tbsp water. When the liquid has almost
evaporated (just a few seconds), add the sugar and cinnamon, tossing to coat. Remove from the
heat and cool. Share between 4 small pots or sealable bags and enjoy as a classic almond snack.

 
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