It’s been a few weeks since we posted our last recipe and we apologise! With the kids being back at school, and people are back from their summer holidays… let’s just say we’ve been a little busy.
On that note, we wanted to give you some ideas to start the school year off on a healthy and happy note.
Finger Fruit, the perfect little bowl of goodness for back to school lunches or simply as a delicious snack. These watermelon fries are all we can think about and we highly recommend them, especially with the sweet and zesty dip! Oh…did we mention that it’s super easy to make?
Without further ado, we wish you a fruitful start to the new school year and hope you enjoy our latest recipe!
Half a watermelon is essential (haha/wink)
A spoonful of honey (or as much as you want)
Cut watermelon into long fry size wedges (2cm wide)
Mix ½ cup yoghurt with a spoon of honey, ½ a lime and lime zest.
You can also add vanilla or cinnamon for more flavour. If you have a picky eater, you can simply add honey to yoghurt.
It’s the middle of the summer and we totally get how difficult it is to be stuck inside for most if not ALL of the day. However, it’s the perfect time of year to practice your cooking skills so for the next 7 days we’re going to share a recipe every day with you that is both HEALTHY and DELICIOUS.
First up is a homemade granola bar! Most supermarket granola bars contain sugar, corn syrup, wheat or canola oil and by making it yourself you know exactly what is going inside. These apricot and orange granola bars are perfect to take to work or if your kids don’t have nut allergies, they can be a great afternoon snack before anyone gets hangry.
As an aside, we have just discovered the most delicious apricots from Uzbekistan. You have to try them out! Available in our discovery box here.
Apricot & Orange Granola Bar
(makes one square tray of 20cm x 20cm)
INGREDIENTS for the crust
100g walnuts from the Fruitful Day Box
120g gluten free oats
100g apricots from the Fruitful Day Box
50g pumpkin/sunflower seeds from the Fruitful Day Box
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
Zest of one orange from the Fruitful Day Box
90g peanut butter
30g cacao butter/coconut oil/grass fed butter
Preheat oven to 160°C
Roughly chop walnuts
Finely chop apricots
Add all dry ingredients to a bowl; walnuts, oats, apricots, seeds, spices and salt.
Add wet ingredients; orange zest, peanut butter, honey and oil.
Combine until this mixture forms a dough.
Press mixture down into a lined baking tray and bake at 160°C for 20 – 30 minutes or until browned.
Football fever is everywhere and there’s definitely some competition in our office! How about yours?
As much fun as 3 football games a day are, it also inevitably means A LOT of snacking. That’s why we thought that for today’s recipe we would encourage you to stay on your top game with a great healthy snack alternative that is both sweet and savory.