Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nuts about nuts

Who doesn't love nutella? If I let my daughters have their way, they'd have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now that won't do, will it? I contemplated making my own, with organic hazelnuts, but have yet to get round to it. So today, while trawling the aisles of Justlife, my go-to organic grocery shop, I found jars of hazelnut spread made with carob instead of cocoa (which means no caffeine). It's called Avellanas Algarroba. I also picked up some organic wholemeal bread, so that's the girls' afternoon snack taken care of. The spread doesn't taste like nutella, more like melted milk chocolate. No complaints from the girls.
Since Angelica is on school holidays, I need to stock up on snacks because when both girls are together, they seem to hoover through my pantry at an amazing speed. Maybe they're in competition with each other to see who can eat the most, I don't know. 

These are organic sunflower seeds, which I roast in the oven for about 10 minutes, let cool and store in an airtight jar. The kids eat this as is, or I sprinkle it in their oatmeal/cornflakes.
These are their favorites, almonds and cashew nuts. All organic. These are roasted in the oven for 20 minutes, cooled and stored in glass jars.
There you go, an easy no-cook snack that is nutritious and filling. A handful of these and the girls are happy for a few hours. Sometimes I'll add dried cranberries or raisins for taste and texture variety.
What are your kids snacking on today?

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