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Healthy snacks to bake in ISO

Are you even in ISO if you haven't baked a loaf of banana bread? While baking can be a great way to pass the time and entertain the kids, it can result in the whole family consuming more sugar than the recommended daily intake.


We all know diet and mental health are connected and it's SUPER important to look after both during this time. So here are 2 healthy sweet treats to bake that the whole family can enjoy.



Protein Crunch Bars




A simple recipe for Protein Crunch Bars that require minimal ingredients and packed with so much flavour! These delightful chocolate treats contain only 6 ingredients and are gluten-free and vegan.



INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups rice puffs cereal (be sure the brand is gluten-free and vegan, I love Freedom Foods)

  • ⅓ cup natural peanut butter

  • 2 tbsp plant-based vanilla protein powder

  • Pinch salt

  • 1 tbsp tahini

  • 2 tbsp rice malt syrup (can substitute with pure maple syrup)

  • A block of vegan dark chocolate


METHOD:

  • Line a tin with baking paper (I used a medium loaf tin)

  • In a mixing bowl, add rice puffs, peanut butter, protein powder, salt, tahini and rice malt syrup

  • Mix till thoroughly combined

  • Pour mixture in the lined tin and press down with the back of a spoon

  • Place in the freezer for an hour or until set hard

  • Once set, evenly cut slice

  • Melt dark chocolate on the stove or in the microwave

  • Using a spoon and moving quickly, pour melted chocolate over each slice. One completed, place back in the freezer to set

  • Once set, enjoy!



Vegan French Buckwheat Crepes





These delightful crepes are light on the stomach, gluten-free and naturally sweetened with banana. They also take much less time to cook than traditional pancakes… win!


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour

  • ½ cup oat flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1.5 cups water

  • ½ cup almond milk

  • 1 medium ripe banana

  • 1x flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal with 2 tbsp water)

  • Coconut oil for greasing pan


METHOD:

  • Prepare flax egg and leave for 5 minutes

  • In a high speed blender, add all ingredients including thickened flax egg

  • Blend until well combined

  • Heat a pan on medium heat with a little coconut oil

  • Pour roughly ¼ cup batter on the pan, using the back of a spoon, spread batter out in a circular motion to create a large thin round crepe

  • Cook for roughly 2-3 minutes on each side. Crepe should form bubbles and a crispy edge before flipping

  • Once all batter is cooked, gently roll each crepe a few times

  • Add your favourite toppings eg: hazelnut spread, coconut yoghurt, berries, banana, coconut etc.




These recipes were created by Tamika Datson from The Nourished Bite


Tamika is a health and wellness publicist, recipe creator, and blogger. She is an advocate for healthy living, both physically and mentally, and aims to inspire you to live a wholesome, active, and balanced lifestyle.





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