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Lucy Corkhill

By Lucy Corkhill

09th January 2015

Staying in to watch a family film together? Here are some ideas for tasty and nutritious snacks to enjoy…

Lucy Corkhill

By Lucy Corkhill

09th January 2015

Lucy Corkhill

By Lucy Corkhill

09th January 2015

For tips on what films to watch, check out our FAMILY FILMS ideas. Here are a few of our favourites for tasty, nutritious snacks without the fats and sugars found in the usual fare:

Fruit and Nut Mix

Bag of whole almonds Bag of unsalted dry-roasted peanuts Handful of dried cranberries Handful of chopped pitted dates Handful of cacoa nibs

Mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl. You can choose how much of each ingredient you add to your family’s tastes.

Moreish Toasted Seeds

Seeds of your choice, can include pumpkin, sunflower, hemp, flax, and sesame
Tamari sauce

Spread seeds out evenly on a baking sheet and place under the grill. You’ll hear them start to pop after a few minutes, keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn and turn them occasionally. When the seeds are browned, remove from the grill and pour into a bowl, drizzling the tamari over them to coat them.

Baked sweet potato fries with dip

3-4 sweet medium sweet potatoes, peeled
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp sea salt

Dip:
Small pot of natural yoghurt
Herbs of choice, chopped
Juice of one lemon

Pre-heat oven to 200 C/ Gas Mark 6. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice into wedges. Mix the cumin, paprika, sea salt and oil together in a bowl and toss the wedges in the mixture to coat them. Bake in the oven for 40 mins. Meanwhile, make the dip by stirring the lemon juice and chopped herbs into the yoghurt.

Nicki’s carob balls (from www.naturalrecipes.co.uk)

2 cups dates (and apricots if you want)
2 cups seeds (eg. sunflower and pumpkin)
2 cups nuts
2 cups carob powder (optional)
1 cup dessicated coconut
fresh root ginger – chopped
grated rind of orange or lime

1. Whizz it all up in a blender

2. Shape into balls

3. Keep in the fridge or freezer

(Try adding coconut oil to give the truffles more moisture and to help hold them together)

Charm’s halva (from www.naturalrecipes.co.uk)

80z sesame seeds
40z currants or raisins
dates
1 tsp vanilla extract
Grind sesame seeds in a grinder or use ready made tahini from a jar. Break down the dried fruit in the food processor until it forms one homogenous mass. By hand, break the mass into smaller pieces, and then add the seeds or tahini and vanilla. Turn the food processor on again, and keep it turning until it forms a mass again; this will take a few minutes. You may need to add a few drops of water to get it to hold together, but be careful, any more than a few drops and it will become too sticky. When it become a single solid mass, take walnut-sized balls of the mixture and roll between the palms of your hands to form balls or press flat into a tray. Store in the fridge.

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