April’s Family Foodies Round-Up & Winner Announcement!
May 5, 2014
It’s been really interesting to read all your Healthy Snack entries, intriguing to see the definition range from Indian Patties and Burgers, to Granola Bars and Cakes, Pate, Dips, Sweet and Savoury Biscuits, Pancakes and Muffins plus a whole lot more. Please do read through the tasty offerings and don’t forget there’s a prize for the winning entry, kindly donated by Grace from Eats Amazing who’s also handling the judging for me.
First up there were three recipes from My Kitchen Odyssey, the first of which her super-healthy and nutritious no-bake Granola Bars packed full of nuts and dried fruits. Sathya then linked a recipe for Sweet Potato Patties, deliciously packed full of spice and chilli. The final of the trio her flavoursome spicy Black Bean Patties, black beans are certainly all the rage these days aren’t they.
Real Home Cooked Food also linked up three entries, the first of which was Linsy’s Cardamom Flavor Eggless Banana Marble Bread made with wholewheat flour and cashews for added healthy credential. Next up was a cumin and lime flavoured Black Bean Hummus and finally some super-healthy and delicious looking Tofu Lettuce Wraps.
Indo Global Food linked two recipes, the first of which were her Vegetarian SoyBean Burgers, brimming with so much tasty goodness and then a 10 Minute Microwave Khamani (Gram Flour Appetiser), an intriguing snack I’ve not come across before.
Working Mum’s Cookbook tempted us with some No Bake Oat and Seed Bars, chocca full of almonds, apricots, oats, berries and seeds and interestingly ‘glued’ together with whizzed up apricots, apple juice and honey.
Casa Costello gave us her 3-ingredient Easy Peasy Mackerel Pate made with low fat natural yoghurt rather than the usual calorie laden cream cheese. Something I and my little lot would no doubt love to dig in to.
Next up it was my turn to offer a trio of healthy treats. Firstly my healthier low-sugar and half-wholemeal Easter Biscuits, which really shouldn’t be just for Easter! A great make for little hands to do themselves and cut into any shape they fancy. A couple of dips followed, a homemade and made in mins Hummus and a child-friendly Guacamole. Both with healthy credentials in their own right but even better scooped up with a selection of raw dips sticks. Often the only way I get my kids to eat large quantities of anything raw.
The Gluten Free Alchemist baked some utterly delicious sounding Two Cheese, Chorizo & Walnut Biscuits in an effort to make a transportable savoury biscuit for her daughter, rather than resorting to more easily available gluten-free sweet biscuits or crisps. These sound incredibly tempting with such a heady mix of flavourings going on in there!.
The lovely Choclette from the Chocolate Log Blog, who I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time last week at a Foodies 100 event, linked up the tastiest Energy Bar recipe I think I’ve come across! Peeps I give you Smoked Chilli Energy Bars, phwoah!
My fellow co-host, Vanesther of Bangers and Mash, went for the healthy dip and stick option too with her hummus and aubergine dip recipes. And would you believe she adds an extra clove of garlic to me, bet there’s no nasties in her house!
Last but most certainly not least a tempting Bruchetta with St. Ninians Soft Cheese & Smoked Sea Salt from Elizabeth’s Kitchen made with her wares from a cheese-making day at Shetland Cheese. Jealous, no not at all! Ok, maybe just a little bit…
Well that’s it for the round-up folks other than to pick a winner of course, which is where I hand you over to the very good hands and eye of Grace from Eats Amazing.
“They look like they’d be a really delicious treat and a brilliant energy booster for all the family. From a personal point of view I’ve recently given up refined sugar, and my husband can’t have dairy, so this recipe would be particularly perfect for us!”
So huge congrats to Nutritious Deliciousness, I’m so sorry I don’t know your name, but a lovely prize selected by Grace from the Eats Amazing site will be winging it’s way to you very soon.
So bye for now, thanks for taking part and I look forward to seeing you again in June!