All posts tagged: healthy alternatives

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

Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for.. Nice-Cream!

Does your willpower wither at ice cream, well you’re not alone. I once pounced at every single chance, or would make up a bunch of excuses and reward schemes just for some sweet creamy mix. However I can now pull the chin up now that my craving has been a little more satiated, rejoices and waves arms while screaming — Nice-cream! in my life. We call it nice cream cause well it’s not only is it nice to taste but also because it’s nice to you. Nice cream is simply a blend of frozen banana by itself or with natural add on’s such as cacao, cinnamon, vanilla, or peanut butter. Packed full of vitamins and minerals, when consumed bananas have proven to increase your level of happiness due to high levels of typtophan,which converts into serotonin “happy mood neurotransmitter to the brain”. Go on indulge! you’re allowed to 🙂 Chocolate Nice-Cream. 4 ripe bananas 1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder *Quality cocoa powder that commonly used for baking if you must. Though keep in mind  you …