RECIPES

Snacking for grown-ups

Sometimes we are so busy taking care of everyone else that we forget to put a little time and thought into our own healthy eating habits. That’s why here at Kez’s Kitchen we have picked three quick and easy grown up snacks for you to pack and go!

CRUNCHY CHICKPEAS

Ingredients
2 x Cans of Chickpeas (in brine)
Olive Oil Spray
Sea Salt/Pepper to taste. (Add some Paprika or other dried herb for some extra taste)

Method
Preheat oven to 180 C degrees
Simply drain your Chickpeas, lay them on an oven tray lined with baking paper, spray with Olive Oil and sprinkle with Sea Salt. Place them in the oven for 40 minutes or until crunchy.

SMOOTH OPERATOR

‘Smoothing’ and moving has almost become a national past time. So, if you are not already on board with the smoothie revolution now is the time. Grab the blender out and add

Ingredients
1 tablespoon of Reduced Fat Yoghurt
1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds
1 cup of Strawberries (or frozen berries of choice)
100ml of Water
100ml of Milk

Method
Blitz in a blender until smooth and enjoy.

EASY BLENDER BANANA AND CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

There is something almost comforting about the wholesome muffin. This recipe is a Kez’s family favourite!

Ingredients
2 cups Almond Meal
3 Bananas (2 for baking, 1 for decorating)
3 Eggs
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch Sea Salt
1 cup Dates, pitted and roughly chopped
¼ cup Coconut Oil
¼ cup of Dark Chocolate chopped

Method
Preheat oven to 180 C degrees.
Add Almond Meal, 2 Bananas, Eggs, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, Sea Salt, Sates and Coconut Oil to a food processor or blender. Blitz until the mixture forms a smooth consistency. Once combined, stir through chopped Dark Chocolate
Grease a muffin tin generously with Olive Oil or Coconut Oil spray (or use baking papers).
Spoon the mixture in and top with sliced Banana.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the muffins are golden and cooked through

Muffin recipe and image credit: Jess Sepel
Chickpea image credit: Adrienne Leonard