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Easy Gluten-Free Snack Ideas

Switching to a gluten-free diet isn’t as hard as it seems when healthy snacks (and a vivid imagination) are always on the agenda. Try some of our wholesome ideas below which are low on calories, and ideal for a busy summers day. Simply pack them in your tote, and enjoy whilst you’re on-the-go!

RELATED: 7 Ways To Avoid Gluten (In Every Situation)

No bake energy balls

A simple and healthy snack for morning and afternoon tea. The recipe only uses seven ingredients, and takes just 5 minutes to prepare. Roll them up, and store in the fridge until they harden.

Easy Gluten Free Snack Ideas

Baked kale chips

Enjoy a handful of baked kale chips and drizzle them with fresh lemon and lime juice for an extra kick.

Easy Gluten Free Snack Ideas

Blueberry bars

These delicious blueberry bars provide a kick of natural sugars which are perfect if your energy levels begin to slump around 3pm.

Easy Gluten Free Snack Ideas

Pizza zucchini’s

Just like a pizza, only healthier! These delicious treats are gluten and grain-free, plus they taste amazing. Made with just zucchini, spaghetti sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Easy Gluten Free Snack Ideas

Baked sweet potato fries

If you have a little extra time on your hands, bake (or grill) these healthy fries for lunch or dinner.

Easy Gluten Free Snack Ideas

Cocoa and banana smoothie

Blend 1 tablespoon of cocoa, almond milk and 2 bananas to create this filling smoothie if you just don’t have time for a sit-down breakfast.

Easy Gluten Free Snack Ideas

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August 4, 2015

Yoghurt, Pistachio and Orange Cake Recipe

This lovely light yoghurt cake is flavoured with pistachios and oranges and drizzled with a delicious yoghurt icing, the perfect weekend baking project to serve for afternoon tea.

Preparation time: 20 minutes 
Cooking time: 50-60 minutes 

Serves: 12

Ingredients

100g whole pistachio nuts, shelled
1/2 cup organic self raising flour
1 1/4 cups fine semolina
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup (180g) five:am natural organic yoghurt or Vanilla Bean organic yoghurt
3 organic free range eggs
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 oranges, zest and juice
Pistachio nuts, to decorate

Yoghurt icing

1/2 cup pure icing sugar
3/4 cup (180g) five:am Vanilla Bean organic yoghurt

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add pistachios, self raising flour, semolina, bicarbonate soda and sugar, mix well to combine.

3. In a separate bowl whisk together the five:am natural organic yoghurt, eggs and oil.

4. Add orange juice and zest to egg mixture.

5. Whilst stirring the flour mixture, slowly add yoghurt mixture until well combined. Rest for 5 minutes.

6. Spoon mixture into a greased 24cm cake tin. Bake in oven for 50-60 minutes or until cooked.

7. Allow cake to rest in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

8. When cool, drizzle yoghurt icing over cake and decorate with pistachio nuts.

Yoghurt Icing

1. Mix icing sugar and five:am Vanilla Bean organic yoghurt together until well combined.

2. Allow to thicken in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes before spreading on cake.

Tip: Keep the frosted cake out of sunlight or heat, as this frosting easily melts.

What are you baking this weekend?

October 10, 2013