Healthy Snack Ideas

Fresh Fruit Spring Roll Ideas

Looking for a healthy snack which takes just minuets to prepare? Stock-up on fresh fruits and create these delicious spring rolls which are ideal for lunch, a quick snack, or even if you’re on-the-go.

RELATED: Rainbow Spring Rolls Recipe

Strawberry and mango

These delicious rolls are made from freshly sliced strawberries, mangoes, and served with a side of honey and lime dressing.

Fresh Fruit Spring Roll Ideas

Peach and avocado

Enjoy these delicious spring rolls which are so unique and tasty. Add a few greens such as baby spinach, rocket, and pistachio nuts along with the peach slices for a filling meal.

Fresh Fruit Spring Roll Ideas

Kiwi fruit, blackberry and Greek yoghurt

For extra flavour, add one teaspoon of Greek yoghurt into each spring roll and refrigerate until it sets. These are made from kiwi fruit, mango and blackberries.

Fresh Fruit Spring Roll Ideas

Melon and basil

Finely slice your melon, red cabbage and carrot then add some basil for truly fresh snack at any time of the day. Perfect for vegans!

Fresh Fruit Spring Roll Ideas

Mixed fruit rolls

If you can’t choose just two fruits, why not have them all? Strawberries, kiwi fruits, peaches, nectarines, and banana slices make for a tasty snack even the kids will enjoy. Serve with delicious ginger sauce for extra flavour.

Fresh Fruit Spring Roll Ideas

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August 8, 2015

5 Healthy Vegan Snacks

Looking for a way to beat 3:30itis without snacking on everything in the pantry? We are sharing some of the tastiest vegan snacks even the kids would enjoy! Simply prepare them the night before and pack in an air-tight container if you’re on-the-go.

RELATED: Wholesome Treats: Raw Vegan Chewy Pecan Brownie

No-bake bites

Prepare these healthy energy balls made from oatmeal, coconut flakes, peanut butter, flax seed, cocoa, honey, chia seeds and vanilla extract. Let them cool in the fridge overnight, then serve!

5 Healthy Vegan Snacks

Zucchini chips

Indulge in a handful of healthy zucchini chips the next time you want something healthy to snack on. Add some chilli flakes over the top if you like yours extra spicy!

5 Healthy Vegan Snacks

Tomato, mint and avocado bites

Take a 5 minute lunch break to enjoy these juice bites which are made from avocado, tomato and fresh mint. Drizzle some lemon juice over the top before serving.

5 Healthy Vegan Snacks

Salt and vinegar sweet potato chips

Or you can make these crispy sweet potato chips for the kids as a healthy snack for their school lunchbox. They only require 3 ingredients and no deep-fryer!

5 Healthy Vegan Snacks

Blueberry bars

We’ve definitely saved the best until last! These raw vegan bars are made from fresh blueberries, a nutty base and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or even a sneaky afternoon snack.

5 Healthy Vegan Snacks

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August 5, 2015

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

If you haven’t tried haloumi before, then you’re just about to love it. This versatile cheese can be grilled, fried and baked to create a multitude of main meals and snacks that taste amazing. We’ve compiled a few of our favourite haloumi dishes below for extra inspiration!

RELATED: Mediterranean Haloumi Salad Recipe

Fig and haloumi canapés

Start by making these delicious canapés made with grilled figs, fresh haloumi, mint and drizzled honey over the top.

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Avocado, pumpkin and haloumi quinoa

A serving of healthy quinoa is the perfect way to balance out this lunch or dinner meal. Serve with a few slices of avocado for extra flavour, yum!

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Beetroot and haloumi sliders with chilli jam

These mini sliders are a delicious slider to serve with fruity cocktails at home. Lightly toast the bread bunch for extra crunch and serve with fresh arugula.

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Baked haloumi cheese rolls

Simply fill your filo pastry with fresh haloumi, twist and bake until golden brown. So quick and easy!

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Haloumi and watermelon salad

Try this easy summer salad idea which combines the best of sweet and savoury produce. Serve with fresh red cherries, juicy watermelon and grilled cherry tomatoes with a balsamic glaze.

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Zucchini and haloumi fritters

Try these delicious haloumi fritters with fresh zucchini for a healthy meal at any time of the day.

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Vegetable stack

For a healthy meal sans-carbohydrates, try this yummy vegetable stack which is completely grilled. Add some hummus into the base for extra flavour.

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

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August 3, 2015

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Snacks

Planning a fun day in the sun this summer? Instead of buying something pre-made, why not pack your very own picnic! We have a few of the best healthy snacks to entertain your guests, made from seasonal fruits and vegetables.

RELATED: Summer Beetroot Salad Recipe

Fruit kebabs

Make your very own fruit kebabs with the essentials such as strawberries, bananas, kiwi fruit, melon, and pineapple – yum!

Planning a fun day in the sun this summer? Instead of buying something pre-made, why not pack your very own picnic! We have a few of the best healthy snacks to entertain your guests, made from seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Baguette

Bring your favourite baguette bread packed with sliced tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, salami and a touch of garlic to taste.

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Ideas

Berry salad

Entertain your guests with this fresh berry salad boasting balsamic grilled cherry, blueberries, goats cheese and crunchy lettuce. Make sure to add the dressing just before you serve the meal so it doesn’t make the meal soggy.

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Ideas

Melon and cucumber salad

For another fresh salad recipe, slice some fresh melon and cucumber, then season with crumbled feta and coriander. Don’t be afraid to add a few chilli flakes for an extra kick!

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Ideas

Rice paper rolls

Prep these pre-made rice paper rolls with fresh chilli sauce the next time you want to impress your guests. Simply wrap them up, refrigerate and pack them into your picnic basket when you’re ready-to-go.

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Ideas

Strawberry caprese salad

For a modern take on a traditional classic, try this refreshing strawberry salad with fresh mozzarella.

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Ideas

Asparagus and haloumi sandwiches

We’re finishing up the list with these mouth-watering sandwiches with grilled asparagus, yummy mozzarella, and lemon and mint to taste.

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Ideas

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July 8, 2015

5 Tasty Granola Recipe Ideas

Looking for a tasty way to enjoy your granola in the morning? From granola cups to fruity parfaits, we’ve got you covered for every meal including breakfast, brunch, or even a healthy afternoon snack!

RELATED: Apple Cinnamon Granola Recipe

Parfait

A healthy homemade parfait is the perfect way to combine granola and your favourite seasonal fruits. Serve in a clear glass and make sure to layer it up to keep the berries fresh.

5 Tasty Granola Recipe Ideas

Granola cups

Make your own healthy granola cups by filling a cupcake tray with the mixture before it sets. For the filling, add some Greek yoghurt, yummy berries and chia seeds for extra flavour and texture.

5 Tasty Granola Recipe Ideas

Muffins

Who knew that granola can also be used to create a healthy breakfast muffin? One of our favourite recipes uses granola, brown sugar and fresh blueberries for a tasty snack you can keep in the pantry.

5 Tasty Granola Recipe Ideas

Baked oatmeal

Instead of using the standard oatmeal mix, add some granola, blueberries and a pinch of chocolate chips for a crunch oatmeal cupcake. Bake until golden brown, then leave to cool before serving with a cup of coffee.

5 Tasty Granola Recipe Ideas

Breakfast bars

Bake your very own granola bars made from scratch and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. Add a few super foods into the mix for a truly healthy snack which you can enjoy on-the-go.

5 Tasty Granola Recipe Ideas

What are some of your favourite ways to enjoy granola?

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July 2, 2015

Strawberry, Basil and Smashed Avocado Toast

If you’re looking for a quick breakfast, snack, or even dinner recipe, then avocado on toast should be the number one choice.

Not only does it take just seconds to prepare, but it also tastes incredible. Combine with fresh summer strawberries and a hint of basil for extra flavour.

RELATED: Easy Prawn and Avocado Wraps

Ingredients

Strawberries

Balsamic vinegar

Toasted bread

Ripe avocado

Fresh basil

Lemon juice

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chilli flakes (optional)

Method

  1. Place the strawberries in a small bowl and toss with a small drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile toast the bread. Slice your avocado in half and then into cubes and add a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt right into the avocado. Scoop it out and use the back of a fork to smash it on toast.
  3. Top toasts with basil, strawberries, a sprinkle of hemp seeds and freshly ground black pepper. Add more salt to taste (only if necessary).

Image and Recipe via Love and Lemons

June 26, 2015

9 Different Ways To Enjoy Avocado

Who can resist a delicious avocado? They make eggs taste better, they give any type of bread some extra life, and can be mashed on top of almost every other meal.

If you haven’t figured out the art of avocado, then you’re in the right place. Below are ten meals that just wouldn’t quite be the same without it.

RELATED: Avocado Summer Rolls Recipe

Guacamole

Let’s just get the obvious out of the way, shall we? If you haven’t tried a good guacamole then you need to follow our recipe, right now! It should have a light, salty taste, and a few drops of lime juice are non-negotiable.

9 Different Ways To Enjoy Avocado

Salad

Add a few pieces of avocado into your usual salad for some texture and flavour. Step outside the box and mix sweet and savoury tastes by adding some sliced strawberries and baby spinach amongst the other vegetables.

9 Different Ways To Enjoy Avocado

Tacos

That standard fish taco will never taste the same, ever again. Equal parts of avocado, cilantro, and lime will get your taste buds really going!

9 Different Ways To Enjoy Avocado

Grilled chicken

Chop some avocado and pineapple cubes over a chicken breast or thigh for an ultimate taste sensation.

9 Different Ways To Enjoy Avocado

Watermelon

Well, we did say that avocado is perfect with almost every single dish. Not only is this dish nothing without a generous topping of black cracked pepper and tomato, but it tastes incredible. A bit of feta cheese never hurt..

9 Different Ways To Enjoy Avocado

Smoothie

Mash it, blend it, roast it, bake it – there’s nothing you can’t do with avocado! For your daily dose of greens, add a few cubes into your daily smoothie for a thicker texture.

9 Different Ways To Enjoy Avocado

Cupcakes

Replace the egg and oil for an avocado which will make the fluffiest batter ever!

9 Different Ways To Enjoy Avocado

Curry

For a creamy curry, just add avocado! Not only does it help to create a thicker consistency, but you can also use ripened avocados which won’t affect the flavour!

9 Different Ways To Enjoy Avocado

Eggs

Whether you liked them poached, scrambled, boiled or fried, eggs and avocados are our one and only OTP. Add a bit of lemon juice and cracked pepper for a delicious meal at any time of the day.

9 Different Ways To Enjoy Avocado

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March 1, 2015

Make Your Own Cheese Platter

Who can resist a delicious cheese platter? If you’re entertaining at home, create this delicious platter which is simple and oh-so-tasty for any type of weather we’re experiencing. Plus, it’s really not as complicated as you think!

Serve with deep-red wine such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon which are beautiful when paired with fruit and cheese.

RELATED: Tomato, Kale, and Feta Baked Eggs

Cheese

Pick 4 main cheese varieties which will serve as the foundation of the entire platter. It’s important to have soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, and finally hard cheeses which all work beautifully together – especially when paired with a hearty glass of red wine.

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Bread

Bread is so crucial when creating a yummy cheese platter. It’s important to choose a variety which isn’t too overpowering (or filling), and compliments the cheese and other extras. Don’t choose bread which has been infused with olives and cheese – this is way too much! Less is always more, so choose crusty bread or crackers instead.

Extras

Here you can experiment with almost any extras such as olives, sweet jam sauce, crunch nuts, and even cold cuts. Fruit is also a popular choice since it brings a level of sweetness to the entire palette, so red grapes and green apples should always be sliced neatly on the side.

Images via Cupcakes and Cashmere, Honestly Yum

December 20, 2014

Guilt-Free Wholemeal Bruschetta Recipe

Enjoy this yummy wholemeal bruschetta snack which is filling, and has fewer calories than it’s traditional recipe. Garnish with sprouts, avocado, and a splash of vinegar for a delicious meal at any time of the day.

RELATED: Avocado Summer Rolls Recipe

Ingredients

6-7 ripe tomatoes

2 cloves garlic

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

6-8 fresh basil leaves

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 wholemeal baguette

1/4 cup olive oil

Method

  1. Boil 2 quarts of water over a medium heat, then make shallow cuts into your tomatoes before adding them into the water. Cook for 1 minuted, then remove each tomato with a spoon into a bowl.
  2. Slowly peel off the tomato skins, and remember to cut out the stem as well. Cut into halves and squeeze out most of the juice.
  3. Preheat your oven to 230ºC (450ºF). Then finely dice the tomatoes and mix in the minced garlic, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Slice the wholemeal baguette on a diagonal, and place all of the pieces onto a tray. Brush one side with olive oil, and toast for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Once they’re ready, leave the bread to cool down on a rack (to keep it from getting soggy). After a few minutes, use a spoon to transfer the mixture onto each slice of bread. Don’t forget to season with freshly ground pepper and your favourite sprouts.

Image and Recipe via Simply Recipes

December 6, 2014

Healthy Pumpkin Dip Recipe

‘Tis the season to eat pumpkin! This fall favorite has a place in every meal, am I right? The healthy pumpkin dip is both great as an afternoon snack for you and your kids, or with nibbles at your Halloween party. The best part? It is so easy to make! All you need are a few ingredients, ten minutes and a blender!

RELATED: Pumpkin Pecan Maple Granola Recipe

Ingredients

1 small fresh pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cut into cubes (you will need just over half a pound)

1 tsp cumin seeds

½ tsp dried chilli flakes

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the pumpkin in a pot and cover with cold water. Place on stove on high heat until the water boils, then lower the heat to simmer. Cook the pumpkin for approx. 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Add a tablespoon of oil and the cumin seeds to a small frypan and cook on low heat. Once the cumin seeds start to sizzle, take off heat and add chilli flakes. This allows both the flavours of the cumin and the chilli to infuse into the oil.
  3. Put the cooked pumpkin and half of the cumin and chilli mixture into a food processor (or bowl, if you have a stick mixer). Blend till smooth. You can add the olive oil, 1 spoon at a time, as necessary to help blend. The mixture shouldn’t be too runny, but smooth and dense.
  4. Finally, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve in a small bowl or dish, garnished with the remainder of the cumin and chilli mixture.
  5. Serve pita bread, or a crusty baguette.
October 31, 2014

Quick and Easy Party Snacks For Kids

Creating new and interesting snacks for kids is difficult enough without resorting to sugary sweets. Fortunately, there are healthy ways to cater for your child’s birthday party without breaking the bank! Below are just a few ideas to get your inner-foodie inspired.

RELATED: French Toast Fruit Kebabs

Fruit cupcakes

This one is easier than it sounds! A great option if you really don’t have the time to be baking all morning, but still want a delicious way to treat the kids. Fill up some of your favourite cups with single servings of chopped strawberry, grapes, watermelon, mandarin, and apple.

You can even let the kids decorate the cups beforehand!

Quick and Easy Party Snacks For Kids

Cucumber dips

Isn’t it just a nightmare trying to coerce the kids to enjoy just one serving of vegetables? Create this delicious snack which basically just requires removing the centre of a cucumber, filling it with cheese, and sticking in a few carrot sticks. This also can control double-dipping!

Quick and Easy Party Snacks For Kids

Cheese snowman

Decorate your standard cheese sticks with some of your favourite characters for a delicious way to serve to kids. All you need to do it stick on the face, clothes, and hat for a snack which will surely have all the kids raving.

Quick and Easy Party Snacks For Kids

Watermelon cut-outs

Use those old-school cookie cutters to make interesting shapes out of watermelon. Simply chop the watermelon into 3-5cm slices, then push through the cookie-cutter and onto a plate. Refrigerate immediately, and serve only until all of your guests have arrived.

Quick and Easy Party Snacks For Kids

Chocolate-dipped kiwi fruit

Okay, we cheated and brought the chocolate in for this last snack, but how could anyone resist!

These delicious fruit kebabs are dipped into chocolate sauce and frozen for a delicious snack during the warmer months.

Quick and Easy Party Snacks For Kids

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October 25, 2014

Sugar-Free Snack Ideas For Your Sweet Tooth

The next time you’re feeling peckish and looking for an afternoon meal, pass on the preservative-filled snacks and try something that’s a little bit healthier for your overall wellbeing. Not only are sugar-free snacks quick and easy to whip-up, but can be enjoyed at almost any time of day.

RELATED: Check out How To Beat Cravings and Post-Meal Snacking here

Strawberry creme truffles

Make these delicious strawberry creme truffles if you have a soft spot for berries, or simply if they’re just in season! The filling is so soft that it just melts in your mouth, and they are also gluten free, grain free, and paleo friendly as well.

Sugar-free Snack Ideas For Your Sweet ToothSoft pretzels

Who doesn’t love a traditional pretzel recipe? The great thing about this delicious snack is that the pretzels are gluten-free and completely made from scratch – so you know exactly what goes into the recipe. Serve with a side of sweet sauce to infuse the salty taste of the pretzel.

Sugar-free Snack Ideas For Your Sweet Tooth

Pumpkin seed bars

Prepare these bars a few days earlier to enjoy them as a snack if you’re feeling hungry at home, or simply if you’re on-the-go. Use organic honey and your favourite seeds for a genuine taste without the hassle of any extra refined sugar.

Sugar-free Snack Ideas For Your Sweet Tooth

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October 7, 2014

Healthy Muesli Bars Recipe

Want to create something healthy and nutritional for the kids and the entire family? Muesli bars are a yummy snack which can be eaten both at home, or packed for a treat on-the-go. Free from milk and eggs, this recipe will be perfect for everyone since it’s full of antioxidants and makes a perfect snack for any time of the day.

Ingredients

2 eggs

200 g (2 cups / 7 oz) rolled oats

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup cranberries

1/4 cup honey or pure maple syrup

1/4 cup macadamia nut oil (or you can use olive oil, coconut oil etc..)

Directions

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 180°C (or 350°F).
  2. Line your deep tray with baking paper, or alternatively spray with canola oil.
  3. Then mix all the ingredients together and spread onto the tray. Make sure to press down on the mixture so it is completely flat and even.
  4. Bake until the entire tray is golden brown, then remove from the oven and leave to cool. Once they have cooled down, cut them into even pieces and serve.

Recipe via Dani Stevens

Image via Butter Baking

July 14, 2014

Smoked Salmon, Asparagus and Ricotta Frittata Recipe

Callum Hann’s frittata recipe from his fun new cookbook I’d Eat That make great summer picnic food, or enjoy it as an easy breakfast on the go.

These muffin-sized frittatas are awesome for a weekend brekkie, but I also like to take them with me for a snack on the run. The eggs make it filling and the saltiness from the smoked salmon makes me want to keep eating them! When out of season, swap asparagus for frozen peas.

Recipe and image from I’d Eat That by Callum Hann, photography by Alan Benson. Published by Murdoch Books, RRP $24.99.

Ingredients
canola spray oil, for greasing
6–8 (1 bunch) spears of asparagus, woody ends snapped off, stems sliced into 2 cm pieces, tips left whole
6 free-range eggs
60 ml (1⁄4 cup) milk
115 g ricotta cheese
150 g smoked salmon, 
torn into 2 cm pieces
1 tablespoon finely chopped dill

Method
1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil over a medium–high heat. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Lightly grease a 12-hole (60 ml/1⁄4 cup) muffin tin with canola oil, then line each muffin hole with baking paper.

2. Add the sliced asparagus to the boiling water and blanch for 1–2 minutes, or until bright green and almost tender. Drain well.

3. Whisk together the eggs, milk, a pinch of salt and half of the ricotta. Stir through the drained asparagus, salmon and dill. Divide the mixture evenly between the muffin holes and crumble over the remaining ricotta.

4. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until golden and puffy. Serve warm with a salad as a meal, or cold as a snack.

What are your favourite picnic ideas?

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February 10, 2014

Wholemeal Vegetable and Pumpkin Seed Muffins Recipe

Most muffins are packed with fat, but this delicious savoury muffin recipe is low in fat and makes a great morning or afternoon snack. It’s also makes a great school lunch box snack idea for the kids.

Preparation Time: 15 mins. Cooking Time: 25 mins 

Makes: 6 large muffins

Ingredients
1⁄2 cup pumpkin, roughly chopped in 1cm dices
1⁄2 cup zucchini, roughly chopped in 1cm dices
1⁄2 cup spring onions, sliced
1 large handful baby spinach leaves
1 cup skim milk
2 eggs
A pinch pepper to taste
2 cup wholemeal flour 1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Place pumpkin into a microwave-safe bowl, cover with water and cook in the microwave for 3 minutes or until slightly softened. Drain and add zucchini, spring onions and spinach.

2. Lightly beat eggs and milk, pour over the vegetables and season.

3. Sift flour and baking powder over the top and stir until just combined.

4. Spoon mixture into baking paper lined, non-stick muffin trays, sprinkling with pumpkin seeds, and bake for 25 minutes or until done.

5. Top with low fat cream cheese and serve.

Cooking tips: Also try adding crumble low fat fetta and chopped sundried tomatoes into the mix.

What are your favourite muffin flavours?

January 30, 2014

Mushroom and Halloumi Bruschetta Recipe

Whether as a snack, light meal or dinner party canapé, these mushroom and halloumi bruschetta are packed with rustic Italian flavours and really easy to make. For an easy dinner for one, we like to top these tasty toasts with a fried egg, or when friends come over they make an elegant bite-size snack to serve with bubbly.

Serves: 4 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Talinga Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil
300g small button mushrooms, quartered
125g halloumi cheese, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon balsamic (we like Lomondo Aged Caramelised Balsamic)
8 slices crusty Italian bread
2 cloves garlic, halved
Talinga Grove Garlic Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Method

1. Heat Talinga Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a small frypan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes until they begin to soften.

2. Add halloumi cheese and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until just tender. Stir in fresh thyme and balsamic vinegar.

3. Toast bread on both sides.

4. Rub one side of each with a cut garlic clove.

5. Top bread slices with mushroom mixture. Drizzle lightly with Talinga Grove Garlic Infused extra virgin olive oil. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Talinga Grove. Talinga Grove olive oil is available from Olive Trader.

What’s your favourite dinner for one recipe?

October 16, 2013

Easy Baking Recipes: Marmite Scrolls

Not just a favourite after-school snack for the kids, Marmite scrolls are delicious fresh out of the oven any time. They’re so easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes. This is a great recipe to get your kids baking, too.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Makes: 8

Ingredients 

2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
60 g margarine
200ml soy milk or dairy milk
4 tsp Sanitarium Marmite 
3/4 cup grated Edam cheese

Method

1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Using your fingertips rub the margarine into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

2. Make a well in the centre of the flour mix and add the milk. Mix together then gently knead with hands to form a dough.

3. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 20 x 30 cm rectangle. Spread the dough with Sanitarium Marmite, then sprinkle with cheese, leaving some for later.

4. Roll the dough from the long side into a roll. Slice the roll into 10 even slices and place each piece cut side up onto a lightly-greased baking tray. Sprinkle with extra cheese on top of each scroll.

5. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until scrolls have risen and cooked through.

Tip: Finely chopped onions, spinach leaves, tomato slices, basil leaves, pistachios, walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto or pumpkin seeds can all be included in the toppings. Sprinkle over before rolling dough up.

What is your favourite afternoon treat?

October 1, 2013

Meat-Free Mondays: Beetroot Dip With Lavosh

Tired of the same old boring dips to serve with veggies or chips? Try this low-fat and divine beetroot dip next time you’re entertaining – serve with poppy and sesame lavosh crisps for a healthy snack anytime.

Ingredients – serves 8

1 x 450g baby beetroot, drained, coursley chopped

250g Greek-style yoghurt

2 tbs fresh lemon juice

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Kurrajong Kitchen® Poppy & Sesame LavoshBites™

Method

1. Place ingredients in a small bowl
and stir until well combined.

2. Taste
and season with salt and pepper. Serve with lots of Kurrajong Kitchen
Poppy & Sesame LavoshBites.

We’d love to know – what’s your favourite healthy dip recipe?

November 19, 2012