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If you struggle with the temptation of unhealthy snacks try some of these healthy ideas to curb your cravings.

If you feel like something crunchy, salty or savoury try…
sweet potato chips

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  • Kale chips – Put some kale leaves (with the stems off) on to a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and salt, then pop them in the oven for around 15 minutes until crisp.
  • Veggie chips – Thinly slice some sweet potato, parsnip and beetroot, toss in olive oil and salt, then stick in the oven until crisp.
  • Half an avocado sprinkled with salt, olive oil and lime (one of my favourites).
  • Carrot and celery sticks dipped in hummus or mashed up avocado.
  • Nori strips.
  • A lettuce leaf filled with a diced tomato, crushed almonds and goat’s cheese.
  • Salt and vinegar chickpeas – Toss chickpeas in olive oil and apple cider then roast until crisp.
  • Edamame, freeze them for extra crunch.
  • Bocconcini and basil sandwiched between two pieces of tomato.
  • Cucumber slices with goat’s cheese and dill on top.
  • Grate some sweet potato, mix it with one egg and cook in a pan to make a fritter.
  • Kale massaged with lemon juice, olive oil and salt to soften (it doesn’t sound like much but it tastes great).
  • Toss some almonds in coconut oil and turmeric powder and roast until golden.
For something sweet try…
Richard Bloom Figs Bressingham, Norfolk Two and half figs on a table. A simple and rustic looking still life showing both the form and rich colour of the fruit as well as the intricate internal structure. http://www.igpoty.com/competition03/Commended_EdibleGarden_4.asp?parent=commended:

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  • A couple of dates stuffed with almond butter, shredded coconut and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Homemade mango ice-cream – Blend 2 mangoes, 1 banana, 1 cup of coconut cream in a food processer then pour into a container and stick in the freezer until frozen (this tastes amazing!)
  • Spread some almond butter onto chopped up pieces of apple.
  • Cook some brown rice Mochi in the oven for 7 minutes then drizzle with honey and berries.
  • Pieces of watermelon popped into a blender, then stick into the freezer until it forms a slushy like texture.
  • Frozen berries drizzled with coconut cream.
  • A spoonful of macadamia nut butter sprinkled with Goji Berries.
  • A fig cut in half, stuffed with toasted hazelnuts and drizzled with honey.
  • Pan fry some blueberries in coconut oil and cinnamon until they look like they are about to burst. Eat them while they are warm.
When you have a chocolate craving try…
This Superfood Hot Chocolate is packed-full of immune-boosting, antioxidant-filled ingredients that make for one heck of cup of hot cocoa! From coconut, to turmeric and the sweetness of raw honey, this is a hot chocolate recipe you can feel good about drinking.

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  • Some cacao nibs and nuts.
  • A few spoonfuls of almond butter mixed with cacao, cinnamon and a few drops of stevia.
  • Cacao mouse – Mix half a banana, 1 very soft avocado, 1 tablespoon cacao powder with 2 tablespoons of water in a food processor until combined, then eat away!
  • Hot chocolate – Heat up some almond milk, stir in some cacao powder or nibs with a few drops of stevia or honey and drink away.
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries – melt some coconut oil and cacao powder with a few drops of stevia then dip the strawberries in. You can eat them straight away or wait for the mixture to harden.