Savoury Seed Crackers

This recipe is for satisfying my savoury cravings and I can make wonderful use of my well-assorted pantry of nuts and seeds! As a base for the seeds I use buckwheat flour, however, for those who find the taste as too strong I would recommend substituting it for almond meal or whole meal rice flour,…

Chocolate Crossie Clusters

This recipe for crunchy chocolate crossie clusters has been the bee’s knees in my family since I can remember. When I was little, once a year (usually in the colder months), my mum, my sister and I would gather together in the kitchen and prepare these lovely treats. Numerous trays were laden with chocolaty goodness,…

Healthy Snacks: Sweet and Savoury Oatcakes – Recipes

When you feel like nibbling on something but don’t want to fall into the calorie trap by gorging on chocolate bars and the like, try the following healthy snack ideas to keep your munchies in check. Over the years of my weight going up and down and up and down, since third grade to be…

Yoghurt

Yoghurt is an incredibly versatile food, to be consumed as a dessert, added to savoury dishes and even to function as a skin care product. Certainly, I am not talking about those sugary, fruit-flavoured concoctions, but simple and plain probiotic yoghurt. Still, there is wide variety – full-fat, low-fat, creamy, strained, Greek-style, organic, non-organic and…

Healthy snacks

For this week I am giving you two examples of healthy snacks that will be your alternative to a sugar-laden cookie. The first is crudités (raw vegetables) to boost your vitamin levels, such as carrots (rich in beta-carotine, fibre, vitamins C and E, calcium and potassium) which can help to protect your eyesight and against…

Chocolate & Almond Energy Balls – Recipe

Before I mixed the ingredients in kind of a trial and error experiment I hardly anticipated them to be so addictive! I have always been drawn to a nice box of chocolates and had the hardest time not to eat the whole box in one go. These energy balls are similarly moreish – they even…

An Energetic Approach to a Sugar-laden Life

Is your job stressing you out and leaving you depleted of energy, especially in the afternoons? Is this rainy summer weather getting you down? Do you experience pangs of hunger and cravings for sweets hours before finishing time? If so then you could certainly do with a nice energy boost that doesn’t leave you feeling…