Healthy snacks

Make your own Kale Chips

Have you heard everyone talking about Kale recently and wondered what all the fuss is about?

Well first of all let me tell you that Kale is nothing new. It just seems to be very fashionable right now! But that’s ok. It’s good for you, so let it be trendy

Kale is packed full of nutrients including iron, vitamin k, calcium, vitamin c and antioxidants and it goes really crispy in the oven so it’s a nutritious and yummy alternative to potato chips.

You will need:

  • 1 bunch of kale

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted/runny)

  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt

To make the chips:

  1. Wash your kale and dry in a salad spinner or pat dry

  2. Pull the leaves off the stems and tear into rough pieces

  3. Put kale in a bowl and coat well with the oil then grind on some salt

  4. Spread evenly on a baking tray and bake on 160 degrees for 10-15 minutes

That’s it! So super easy and so delicious you won’t be able to stop at one!

 

 

Choc-Mint Brain Power Bites

These balls are a really great way to take fish oil. Especially for kids. You can get a full therapeutic dose of fish oil in one ball for children and two balls for adults which definitely beats swallowing six capsules!

In my clinic, I use a high potency fish oil for children with ADD, ADHD, asbergers and learning difficulties. The oil I use has quite a strong peppermint flavour and some children are happy to take it straight off the spoon while others won’t touch it! So, these choc mint balls are the perfect disguise and they are now one of my favourite treats to eat!

I also have an adult version of the mint flavour which is used to prevent age related cognitive decline and is great for boosting brain power!

And of course they work well with orange flavoured fish oil for an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging Jaffa Bite.

Ingredients (Organic)

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 3 tablespoons raw honey

  • 3 tablespoons raw cocao

  • 1.5 cup rolled oats

  • 30ml mint flavoured fish oil

  • Desiccated coconut (no added sugar)

Method

  1. In a blender or stick mixer, blend the oats to make a fine powder

  2. Add the cocao, coconut oil and honey and blend to combine

  3. Mix in fish oil near the end – don’t blend too hard.

  4. Roll into 12 balls and roll each ball in desiccated coconut.

  5. Refrigerate to set. Store in fridge

*Each Brain Power Bite will provide approx. 2.5ml fish oil

If you don’t want to use fish oil in this recipe, just add more coconut oil or honey to get the right consistence and taste.

A note on fish oils

I use particular practitioner only oils as they are of a very high quality and are tested for heavy metals as well as rancidity. It is important when buying fish oils, to go for quality. Cheap fish oils often cause reflux or fishy burps – this is because the oil is rancid. Rancid fish oil is very bad for your health. When it comes to fish oil, avoid the bargain bulk tubs that seem too good to be true as they are probably, rancid, high in heavy metals and from fish caught by unethical and unsustainable practices.

 

 

Healthy Banana Muffins

These muffins are great as a snack or breakfast on the run.

They are gluten free, wheat free, dairy free.
The nut meal gives them a good amount of protein to help balance your blood sugar and keep you satisfied between meals and the flaxseeds help put a little extra omega 3 in your diet.

  •   2 cups nut meal (I used half almond and half hazelnut)
  •   2 ripe bananas
  •   2 tbsp. honey
  •   1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  •   2 tbsp. flaxseed
  •   3 eggs
  •   2 teaspoons baking powder
  •   2 tablespoon macadamia oil

Method: Combine all ingredients (I blended everything but the nuts in my stick mixer then combined with the nut meal). Makes quite a wet batter. Divide into muffin tins and bake at 170 for 25-30minutes.

 Enjoy!