Over the years, I've used Graze boxes (this is not a sponsored post!) to deal with my snacking needs when I'm on a health jag. They're great and I love the idea of getting random 'treats' sent through the post. Except they're expensive and in this new world of semi-thrift that I inhabit, they don't really fit into the budget very well. So, I decided on a bit of a whim this evening to look into making home made snacks of my own.
After just one experiment, I've concluded it would be simpler to run more and eat less cake/chocolate/crisps (which is a general no brainer). I happened across a recipe on the Good Food website for spicy chickpeas. In a chickpea shell (see what I did there?), you bake a tin of chickpeas with a few spices for half an hour et voila - you'll never want another bag of crisps again.
|Sadly, they're not peanuts.|
Of course, not all home made 'diet' food is so rubbish. I've found two good, healthy(ish) snack recipes since doing this challenge - the first being Kale Chips and the second being Guilt Free Brownies. But at the end of the day, for me it's definitely everything in moderation and lots of running. And getting over the denial that I'm no longer in post-race recovery mode and I need to lose some serious weight ready for my next half marathon attempt.
Therefore, I declare the month from the Tuesday after Easter 'Healthy Eating Month' on the blog. More veggies, less butter, less cakeage. What a fun month that will be. *Pout*
Anyway if you want to try the recipe, you'll find it here.