Peanut Butter and Oat Clusters, are a delicious and easy snack. They are ultra versatile so you can use this recipe as a base and change the ingredients to suit your diet requirements. For example you could use coconut oil instead of butter or sultanas instead of chocolate chips. But personally I think peanut butter and chocolate is one of the best combinations known to man so – thats what I went with! Once made and set on a tray pop them into a container or zip lock bag and store in the freezer or fridge. Perfect snack for anytime, maybe even breakfast because you know it has oats in it!
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup rice bubbles
1 cup sultanas, chocolate chips (anything that takes your fancy)
Melt together butter, peanut butter and honey, stir until smooth.
Pour over rolled oats and rice bubbles, stir until everything is coated.
Add dried fruit or chocolate chips.
Compact the mix into spoonfuls and place on lined baking tray or a silicone mini muffin tray – both work out well!
Place in the fridge until set.
These are 100% freezable so once set place into container or zip lock bag and put some in the freezer for later.
Out of not having a food processor necessity – I made this recipe. I still wanted to get onto the bliss ball bandwagon but I didn’t want to buy a food processor (I’m holding out for a thermomix!)
Anyway, I find these really do hit the spot when you need a sweet treat that is relatively healthy! Ingredients
1 cup of dates chopped
1 cup of nuts or seeds chopped. I use raw cashews and chai seeds to fill the gaps of the cup
2 tablespoons of cocoa
1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil (optional)
1 tablespoon of protein powder (optional)
coconut to roll in
What you do
1. In a saucepan place the dates with 1/4 cup of water, place on medium heat until reach a slight boil. Allow to slow boil for a couple of minutes until soften. Take off heat and drain.
2. Allow to cool.
3. Add cocoa, protein powder and oil, mix in.
4. Add chopped nuts and seeds, stir in.
5. Allow to cool completely and roll into balls.
6. Store in fridge, makes 12 – 15 balls depending on size.
Don’t eat all at once, you will find that – that many dates are NOT your friend
Great to be put in the freezer to snack on whenever you need them, once set put a couple in a zip lock bag and put them in your work freezer great for the 3pm snack!
So tonight I made this clean chicken and chickpea casserole. I don’t eat clean all the time BUT I do like everything about it. So to assist my husbands quest to get healthy I tried something new! (I know I’m amazing :-))
So you need
500g chicken breast or thigh
1 tablespoon mixed herbs
1 sprig rosemary
800g chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 lemon rind
2 small zucchini
4 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoons olive oil
In a large frypan add diced chicken and half the oil, stir until browned completely.
While chicken is cooking in another frypan, add the rest of the olive oil, garlic and herbs. Cook for 30 seconds, and add lemon rind. Cook for another minute.
Add the tomatoes to the herbs, turn down to half heat and allow to simmer.
Once the chicken is cooked add the tomato and herbs to that fry pan. Add stock and sliced zucchini and chickpeas.