Healthy salads are just not rock ‘n’ roll! Try these instead…

Plantain ChipsHealthy eating doesn’t mean boring eating.

You don’t have to reach for the tomato and lettuce every time you want a healthy snack!

It seems that when you’re on a diet, you’re scared to eat fat so always go for the ‘low-fat’ items on the supermarket shelves.

You’re also scared to eat carbs so always go for the ‘low-carb’ options.

So what happens is that you play it safe and choose the salads instead. I mean, you can’t go wrong with salads can you?

Or can you?

My idea of a salad is not just tomato, lettuce and cucumber – I mean, how boring would eating that be all of the time?

Salads can be fun – you could include pine nuts, dates, avocado, sunflower seeds, flaked almonds, harissa paste, spinach, kale and much more. You could drizzle some balsamic vinegar onto your salads to spruce them up too.

Anyway, I digress – I wasn’t supposed to be talking about salads!

I want to talk about healthy snacking. When you’re feeling a bit peckish, you need something that will fill the gap but will also maintain your blood sugar levels. If you reach for the Mars Bar then your blood sugar will peak then drop suddenly leaving you feeling peckish again.

But what do you choose? It can be so difficult and you get confused with all the mixed messages out there. Who do you trust?

Well, you can trust me!

I make my own healthy snacks and my partner, Awne, comes up with some great inventions too. What makes them healthy though? Well, they are all free from gluten, wheat, dairy and white sugar.

Last night, I went to our local supermarket in search of healthy snacks. It took some time but I found some gems (not Midget Gems, by the way!). I’ve attached the photos but I found the following:

  • Plantain Chips
  • Cashew nuts (oven roasted)
  • Dates
  • Flaked almonds
  • Dark chocolate (over 85% cocoa content)

I have to say that the Plantain Chips were a revelation!! So much better than Ready Salted crisps!

I mentioned my partner, Awne, being inventive and she whizzed up some dates, almonds, dark chocolate, sesame seeds and agave in the processor, rolled them into balls and put them in the freezer. They are delicious and great for you. They contain healthy fats, protein and carbs.

You see, you don’t need to leave out fats or carbs. You need them to maintain great health.

So please, avoid products like low-fat yogurts (they probably contain loads of sugar) and low-carb packaged meals (they probably contain loads of additives and preservatives).

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