Super snacks

Super snacks

By
Julie Montagu
Contains
11 recipes
Published by
Quadrille Publishing
ISBN
978 184949 786 2

Being on the go, non-stop running around, whether it’s dropping off kids, collecting them and then taking them to their after-school activities, or commuting every day, rushing to meetings, making that plane or train, or simply being exhausted from working and doing too much! Believe me, I’ve been there many, many times and I know there will be many more in the future. But what I’ve learned is that it’s great to have some yummy, delicious and ‘good for you’ snacks to energize you while you’re rushing around. These snacks take very little time to make, so put your favourite song on for 4–5 minutes and dance around the kitchen while you make these Super Snacks and you’ll not only be done in a flash, but your body will love you more for it!

Superfood superheroes

1. Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds may be small but they pack a powerful nutritional punch! They contain exciting amounts of heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that make them useful for preserving cardiovascular health. Sunflower seeds are also rich in many essential vitamins and minerals that help to prevent disease and lower blood pressure.

2. Cumin

Cumin is known to aid digestion and boost immunity, and has also been linked to maintaining the health of the respiratory system. Early studies have also suggested that cumin could be useful in preventing the onset of diabetes by lowering the chances of hypoglycaemia.

3. Avocado

Avocados are incredibly rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health. They are also high in protein while being low in natural sugars. They contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals and are especially useful for regulating the digestive system.

4. Maple syrup

Maple syrup is an incredible alternative to popular sweeteners because it is delicious and nutritious, too! It is a particularly excellent source of manganese, which is essential for keeping energy levels up. Manganese also helps the brain and nerves to function as they should. Additionally, maple syrup contains useful amounts of riboflavin, magnesium, zinc, calcium and potassium!

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