Hi eKa Circle,
Are you short on ideas for some fast healthy snacks that don’t come out of a plastic packet? Eating small meals regularly helps increase your metabolism while providing the variety and nutrition you need for a busy days action. I often eat things that are considered a “breakfast” food later in the day. That is when I break my FAST from the night before. There are thoughts on eating fruit as a separate meal to your vegetables, there could well be something to that? I would be curious to hear your thoughts on it. Here are a few ideas that I have made over the past few weeks that may get you thinking about your snacking habits.
One thing I am sure of is that fruit is a feel good food; high energy and packed with vitamins and minerals you couldn’t have a better choice for quick nutrition. It is said that an apple in the afternoon picks one up more than a coffee does. Sunshine boosted favourites. I personally do not subscribe to the thought that fruit sugar isn’t good for you- nature does not get things wrong; marketing does.
Fruit and veg both conduct electricity which I find fascinating when we are considered electrical beings. They’re an excellent source of dietary fibre, which can help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent constipation and other digestion problems. A diet high in fibre can also reduce your risk of bowel cancer. Did you know it is impossible to overeat eating fruit and veg due to natures clever packaging? It fills you up with all that the brain requires. Not so when you are snacking on junk food. Manufactured food for profit is designed to convince your brain you are getting nutrition without filling you up (they worked out how to override the switch!)- therefore you are tempted to keep mindlessly eating, yes that’s a thing sadly.
Consciously choosing power packed alkaline foods can not only benefit your health and wellbeing immensely; these choices can reverse cellular aging. Wow why won’t people change how they eat then?
- Promotes weight loss
- uncompromised mucous membrane
- improves kidney health
- eliminates toxins
- rejuvenates damaged cell tissue
- increases energy levels
- nourishes the blood
- stimulates the central nervous system
Now let’s work some alkaline into some conscious snacking!
Here is your top ten alkaline foods list:
- Swiss Chard, Dandelion greens
- Spinach, Kale
- Figs and Apricots
Bake some torn kale leaves on a baking tray in a moderate oven. Drizzle with some olive oil, sprinkle with salt and your favourite spices. Bake until crisp. Delicious.
This is one of my afternoon snacks a porridge made with oats, chia & coconut milk. Make sure you salt it. Top with sun-dried apricots, coconut, strawbs and some granola, drizzle with honey. Yummo.
Blend a ripe banana with 1/2 cup of oats, 2 eggs & enough coconut milk to make a smooth batter. Cook in some butter or coconut oil. Serve with some berries and a drizzle of maple. So worth the effort.
Blend some pineapple, beet, ginger, kale & lemon juice. Sprinkle with some chia.
Beetroot Dip with Seed Bread
To make the seed bread mix 2 cups SR flour with 1/2 cup pepitas, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, some fennel seeds, a good splash of olive oil, salt & enough water to make a sticky dough. Press onto an oiled tray & bake at 200 deg C for about 20 mins or until golden.Serve with cooked beetroot blended with some chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Some fresh baby cucumbers with this are just perfect.
Cacao Protein Balls
Blend some dried figs, prunes, oats, chia, almond butter, coconut 1 tbsp cocoa until sticky. Roll into balls and dust in extra cocoa. Adapt this recipe to include whatever you have in the cupboard. I love to empty my pantry and my fridge each month whizzing up these scrumptious snacks. Try any combo of dried fruit, nuts & seeds.
Coconut Sago with Mango
Boil some sago in coconut milk with a pinch of salt, a pandan leaf and a drizzle of honey. It cooks fairly quickly so stir for 8 mins or so and keep your eye on it. When it is beginning to become translucent it is ready to serve. I served mine with fresh mango and extra honey. I LOVE sago and it is so good for you.
Slice some ripe avocados in half and fill with diced tomato, feta cheese, some pomegranate seeds, coriander and drizzle of lemon. Season with lots of pepper.
love & light
M + E
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