All posts tagged: what is clean eating?

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

Oh! The healthy eating fad…

I feel the need to share with you my journey so it is understood that eating healthy isn’t just a trend, it reflects on bringing up healthier children, and probably help improve the quality of life for you and those you love. I began taking charge of my diet at a very young age, the constant protest during meals was concerning dear mother, a visit to the pediatrician prompt in attempt to convince me that I needed to eat my share of rice and veggies as everyone else. Unfortunately the visit twisted things around, I vividly remember the doctor saying ‘let her eat whatever she wants, ice cream and cheese has calcium and protein that will help her grow, pizza is similar to eating bread that’s a good source for energy.’ ahhh! those joyous words, mum took it literally and awarded me with whatever a the 2 year old expert wanted, this meant a daily staple of Cheezels, ice cream, nuggets, and a cake. She didn’t know any better then, If you ask mum she’ll …