Serial snackers, we have two very special recipes for you, but are you in the mood for something sweet or savoury? Then again who says you have to choose? When it’s this good for you why not just have both? Did you know healthy snacking improves our overall health, curbs craving, regulates our moods, boosts brain power and gives us the energy we need to keep us going all day? 

Looking for something sweet?

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Sweet tooth? We’ve got you covered. Introducing our Raw Orange & Berry Slice. Free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar this is so easy to make and the perfect nutritious treat when you’re after a guilt free light bite.

Ingredients

Base
2 cups of mixed nuts
1 cup of dates
Good dollop of honey
1 large tbsp. chia seeds

Middle Layer
250g raw cashews (I soaked these for an hour)
2 tablespoons of coconut butter
½ orange
Dash of vanilla extract
Squeeze of honey
½ cup of berries (fresh or I tried out some dried mixed berry mix from the local health shop)

Top Layer
1 cup of frozen mixed berries
2 tablespoons of coconut butter
½ orange
2 tablespoons of bee pollen (solely for decoration and to actually say we’ve used it)

What To Do

  • Blitz all the base ingredients in your food processor until desired texture, then transfer into your baking tray and flatten down firmly
  • Now for the middle layer, squeeze the juice out of your orange and add to your food processor along with the cashews, coconut butter, vanilla and honey, blend and transfer into a bowl.
  • Mix through the berries into the cashew filling and then evenly spread across the base and freeze for around half an hour.
  • Whilst this is setting you can make the final layer. Blitz the frozen berries, the remaining coconut butter and the juice from your final orange half, and spread this over the middle layer. Freeze again for 10 minutes.
  • I went a bit crazy and bought some bee pollen from the health food store to sprinkle on top and go all out (but I’m sure it tastes just as good without this if you don’t have any to hand)

Want to satisfy your savoury side?

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A recipe this simple and tasty is going to make you kick yourself you not trying it sooner. It’s so easy to throw together and you can use pretty much whatever veg you’ve got in your fridge. Play around and decide what makes the best combos, it’s always a perfectly healthy option. We went a bit crazy in the local Asian supermarket with an ingredient overload and made all our sauces and dressings – obviously you don’t need to do this every time but trust me it tastes so good, it will definitely be worth it.

Ingredients

1 baby cos lettuce
1 clove of garlic
1 small chilli
100g firm tofu
½ avocado, thinly sliced length ways
¼ mango thinly sliced
¼ cucumber
¼ red cabbage thinly sliced
sesame seeds to scatter on top

Wasabi Avo & Edamame Spread
2 teaspoons of wasabi powder
1 cup of Edamame beans
½ avocado
2 spring onions
handful of coriander
pinch of salt
dash of olive oil

Soy Dressing
1 minced garlic clove
splash of sesame oil
Good squeeze of lime juice
3 tablespoons of soy
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
tablespoon of rice wine vinegar

What to do

  • To make your Wasabi Avo & Edamame spread, simply blend all the ingredients in the food processor and set to one side. (Simple)
  • Same with your special Soy dressing, just mix everything that’s needed together.
  • Now fry off your diced garlic and chilli in a little oil and add in your tofu. Fry until golden, then slice your tofu into thin strips
  • All your other veg should be sliced into long thin strips
  • Now it’s time to get filling those lettuce cups. Simply smear a good dollop of your Wasabi Avo-Edamame spread then load on up with all your favourites, a dash of sauce and sprinkling of sesame seeds, and job done!

It’s easy, it’s simple and it’s so ridiculously good. These can be a straightforward snack with a few of your favourite ingredients or a bit more of an all-out affair, either way you can’t go wrong.

So which are you going to make first?