I love Jane Clarke’s books especially Family Nutrition. It’s full of inspirations across the board on healthy living for the whole family. I loved Jane’s chapter on healthy snacking, something that’s easier said than done. These 6 snacks really are easy and not time consuming at all. I did the quick avocado dip without the chilli flakes for my daughter last week with some little Rude Health rice crisps and it looked like she licked the pot clean!
Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Cut the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds. Add a piece of ripe avocado and fill with tabbouleh. Drizzle with extra virgin oil.
Celery with Goat’s Cheese
Trim and wash sticks of green celery. Spread soft goat’s cheese all along the groove in each stick, then cut into 2.5cm (1in) lengths.
Feta, Grapes, and Olives
Cut cubes of feta cheese and arrange in a dish with stoned olives and seedless grapes. Spear with cocktail sticks.
Cucumber with Nut Butter
Cut 1cm (½in) chunks of cucumber. Scoop out most of the seeds. Fill with nut butter (see p185) and sprinkle with a little cayenne pepper.
Available for a short season around Christmas – simply shell and enjoy their creamy freshness. Or serve shelled, raw nuts of your choice with pieces of dried pear or some pieces of crisp apple.
Quick Avocado Dip
Mash a peeled, ripe avocado and flavour with lemon juice, a splash of Worcestershire sauce, and chilli flakes. Serve spooned on oatcakes.