All posts tagged: clean eating treats

Spiced Chickpea Crunch

Can’t stay away from crisp? well this might just be the alternative you need. This crunchy high fiber, protein snack is addictive;  they are great have by the handful,  and adds new dimension to salads. Ingredients  400g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed (opt. for one with the lowest sodium) 1/2 a tablespoon coconut oil 1/2 a teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons mild curry powder   Method  Preheat oven to 170°C. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Using a clean cloth, pat dry them as well as possible. In a large bowl place and coat the chickpeas with spices and coconut oil Place chickpeas on a tray lined with baking paper. Roast chickpeas for 1 hour or until golden and crispy. Cool chickpeas on baking tray. *Store chickpeas in an airtight container for up to 2 days at room temperature. Advertisements

Protein Bites

Great for the in between whether it be school, work, sports, or just because you need something to curb the munch attack without scaling on the red line of the nutritional chart. This recipe is way to simple to for it to be true, also the best way to the almond pulp from the leftover of making delicious almond milk yourself, recipe here. Protein Bites Ingredients 1 cup almond meal 3/4 cup dates 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon dessicated coconut a pinch of salt 1 tablespoon cacao powder In the blender add in the dates and almonds, mix on medium-high speed until throughly mixed (about 30 seconds) but not pureed. Stop several times to scrape down the sides. Add in the blended mixture along with remainder ingredients in a bowl, mix well and then spoon the mixture into bite sized balls. Store in a airtight container to keep in the fridge and snack on whenever you feel like you need a protein pick up. I take some out for my long runs as cleaner …