March is ‘veggie month’ and it’s the perfect time to relish in a variety of tasty vegetables and rustle up some new vegetarian-friendly recipes! Some of the best and nutritious food grows from the ground and more and more people are celebrating the vegetarian diet. Whether it’s an everyday practice or an alteration of your food choices, we can all benefit from some extra veggies and we have some veg-tastic snack recipes for you to indulge in - guilt free! Take a look…
Crispy baked sweet potato friesSweet potato is a great snack option, it’s healthy, tasty and filling – and all of the family love it. To make some crispy sweet potato fries, simply wash, peel and cut into thin sticks, then place into a bowl and coat with three table spoons of corn starch and one table spoon of olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and mild chilli powder. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes at 180°, flipping the fries half way through. Enjoy immediately!
Hummus is a simple yet delicious snack and it’s great for dipping in extra vegetables too! Why not zest it up with some beetroot for a colourful twist? To make: add one 400g can of drained chickpeas, 250g of cooked beetroot, 100ml olive oil, ½ teaspoon of salt, one crushed garlic clove and half a juiced lemon, into a food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer into a serving dish and swirl through some creamed horseradish to finish. Serve with vegetable crudités and breadsticks and tuck in!
Chocolate avocado mousse
Who doesn’t love a chocolate mousse? Well, this avocado chocolate mousse is healthy, delicious and completely vegetarian! Just add a banana, avocado, three tablespoons of cacao powder, two tablespoons of raw honey, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, two tablespoons of chilled water and a pinch of sea salt into a food processor and blend until a thick foamy consistency. Portion up into little bowls or wine glasses and decorate with a dusting of cacao powder and chill until you’d like to serve.
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