Surprise your mother with these healthy snacks on 12th May celebrated as Mother’s day. Join her with the family and loved ones.
Four Ingredient Hummus Dip
A scrumptious, satisfying and healthy hummus should be a party staple. This recipe is super simple – garbanzo beans (Chickpeas), extra virgin olive oil, garlic, a pinch of salt (with optional chilli flakes) all blended up. To boost the nutritious value, I pair my super simple recipe with fresh baby carrots or cucumber sticks.
20-minute Oven Baked Vegetable Chips
Thinly sliced beetroot, sweet potato, and carrots make for a fun, tasty and healthy substitution to potato chips. I toss my sliced vegetables with olive oil, salt & pepper and bake them in the oven at 400 degree F for approx. 20 minutes. I flip them over halfway to ensure both sides are evenly crispy and golden brown. Serve these with a side of ketchup for a wonderful party snack.
Crunchy Cheesy Chickpeas
I drain and rinse a can of unsalted chickpeas and make sure to pat them all dry before I cook these to perfection. Into my skillet pan, I add a small amount of ghee (or oil) and stir in the chickpeas cooking them for about 15 minutes or so. Once they are cooked, I transfer them to a bowl where I sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt & pepper and occasionally a dusting of cumin. They are a surefire hit with children & grownups alike!
Mini Greek-yogurt Parfaits
Small espresso glasses make for the perfect vessel for these mouth-watering mini greek yogurt parfaits. I add (unsweetened) greek yogurt to fill the glasses 3/4 of the way. In a blender I blend greek yogurt and strawberries with a drizzle of (ethical) honey. I fill the rest of the glasses with this flavoured yogurt. To finish the look, I top the glass with a sliced strawberry and serve cold. The perfect party dessert.
Freshly Squeezed Blueberry Lemonade
A cool & refreshing drink to sip on whilst enjoying all the creative, fun party snacks! To make homemade lemonade, first warm the water and a little raw honey in a pot or saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the honey is dissolved and then remove from the heat. It should take about a minute. This is your simple honey syrup (as opposed to a simple syrup with white sugar). I, then add fresh blueberries to a sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat. I want the blueberries to break down and release their juices. They’ll also become a darker color in the process. Then, transfer the cooked blueberries to a fine mesh sieve and press through to get strained blueberry juice. Add 1/4 cup of the juice to the bottom of a glass, followed by our fresh lemonade, and then add some ice cubes to finish it off.
Happy Mother’s Day!