“Healthy homemade snacks when you're on the go”
Snacks are essential to keep hunger at bay, especially on those days when you’re in uni 9-5 and have multiple breaks in between lectures and seminars. The spicy seeds recipe and cookie dough balls are perfect for packing in a little Tupperware box and keeping in your bag for the day.
Please don’t let the name of this snack fool you, kale crisps aren’t crisps as you know them … in fact, this snack is more just crispy kale! Its nutritious, simple to make, very cheap and very tasty so your welcome!
First preheat your oven to 200c/gas mark 6. Place kale on a baking tray and drizzle 1tbsp of olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Massage the oil and salt into the kale covered (yes, I meant to say massage – in want of a better word)! Try to ensure that all the kale is covered in kale, if not just add a little more. Make sure the kale is evenly spread evenly over the baking tray and place in the oven for 10 minutes or until crispy!
Ingredients: 200g bag of Kale, 1tbsp of olive oil, sprinkle of salt
The great thing about these spicy seeds are that you can make a big batch of eat them bit by bit throughout the week. They are perfect for lecture munching! Place the pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds on a baking tray. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle spices over the seeds and then mix until they are evenly covered. Bake in the oven at 180c for 10 minutes.
I haven’t specified measures in this recipe because to be honest anything goes! If you want to make a big batch, then use a lot of seeds. If you want them to be spicy, use a lot of chilli powder alternatively if you’d like them to be a little sweeter use smoked paprika. See below for the combination I used.
Ingredients: 1 cup of pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds, 2tbsp oil, 1tbsp of chilli powder, cumin and turmeric
Cookie dough balls
I love these! Cashew nuts are 100% my favourite nut so I think that plays a huge part in why I make these so much. Grind 2 cups of cashew nuts in a food processor or blender. Then grind with 1 cup of oats. Add 3tbsps of maple syrup and 2tbsps of vanilla essence and process into a dough.
Place the dough in a mixing bowl, add the chocolate chips and roll into mini dough balls!
Ingredients: 2 cups cashew nuts, 1 cup oats, 2 tbsps maple syrup, 2 tbsps vanilla essence
Written by Natasha Simms, 10 months ago