Butternut Squash Soup – As the temperature is dropping, soups are perfect for the colder months. I tend to make a big batch and have it for lunch throughout the week. This soup is lightly spiced and also filling. By adding lentils, you’ll also get that boost of protein as well as all of the vitamins, mineral, and antioxidants. Butternut squash is also widely available throughout the autumn, they’re low in price and high in quality. Eating seasonally has many health benefits. To find out why, click here.
Healthy Granola Bars – With the shops going granola bar crazy, it is becoming increasingly hard to know which granola bars are actually healthy. Many contain a lot of added sugar and preservatives. By making your own, you know 100% what is in your bars. Therefore, you can be sure all of the ingredients are wholesome and will contain a good nutritional value. This no-bake (apart from toasting the oats) are low in sugar, stuffed with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. They’re great for a snack or perfect for breakfast on the go.
Healthy Cookies, is there such a thing? Yes! I have a very sweet tooth and am often craving naughty treats. However, instead of indulging on calorific snacks, I try to swap to healthier alternatives to satisfy my cravings. Hense, coming up with healthy cookies.
Apple and cinnamon bread – my new favourite thing! I am often making banana bread and fancied a change. With apples falling from the trees, I thought this would be a perfect combination. This apple and cinnamon bread is super quick and easy to throw together. It is moist and bursting with flavour. Perfect as an evening sweet bite or works well with your morning cuppa tea/coffee!
Homemade tortilla chips could not be easier! With only 3 ingredients, you’ll never opt for shop bought crisps again! All you need is tortilla wraps, (I used wholegrain seeded wraps) olive oil and seasoning. These crisps are crispy and strong enough to hold a good portion of the dip – perfection! These homemade tortilla chips are super quick to make and you experience the same taste and texture as your favorite shop brought crisps, at a fraction of the price and more importantly the calories.