By F&B’s Jeanette and Jasmine
Struggling with healthy snack ideas to get you through the day without cheating on your diet?
Our AD team have fixed up two delicious, quick-to-prepare and clean-eating go-to snacking recipes to help get to a healthier take on the day!
Let’s start with Jeanette’s favourite three-ingredient oat and raisin cookies recipe.
Ingredients: 2 bananas, 1 +1/4 of a cup of quick oats and 1/2 a cup of raisins.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius, while you mash the bananas with a fork in a mixing bowl. Add oats and mix them well with the mashed bananas using a spatula. Once the oats absorb the moisture of bananas, mix in the raisins.
- Line the baking sheet on a tray and spray it with a cooking spray. Scoop up the mixture and place it on a tray, flatten them out with a spoon. And finally, bake it in the oven on 150 degrees Celcius for 15-20 minutes or till it turns golden.
Pro-tip for your daily protein intake: You can add a scoop of vanilla-flavoured protein powder and a pinch of salt.
Raising alternatives: Cranberries or pitted dates could be instead, depending on your taste buds.
Recipe number two is Jasmine’s favourite Kale chips.
Kale: You can use any kind of kale for this recipe. For the first time, you can try making these chips with just 1 bunch of kale.
Oil: You don’t need much oil, just enough to lightly coat the leaves.
Salt: As with any good chips, these kale chips require a healthy pinch of salt.
- Start by washing the kale and drying it well with paper towels or a clean cloth.
- Cut the leaves from the spine; the spine is bitter and you just don’t need that in your life. Then roughly tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces.
- Massage the oil onto the leaves, making sure each piece of kale has a thin coat of oil. Sprinkle on some salt then toss everything into your oven. Spread the leaves into a single layer (you may need to cook in batches).
- Cook the kale chips at 180 degrees for 4 to 5 minutes, keeping a close eye on them after 3 minutes. Be sure to shake the tray halfway through cooking. They’re done when crispy!
You can also season these kale chips with your favourite herbs or spices after cooking. Personally, I love sprinkling some nutritional yeast and coarse sea salt on them.
Health hack: To make kale chips with less oil, use oil spray instead of the liquid one to coat the leaves.
Hope you enjoy these yummy and hassle-free treats and do share your feedback on how did you go with them.
Contact our AD team if you have any questions about these recipes or if you would like to consult them on building a more personalised diet plan for yourself at firstname.lastname@example.org.