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Apricot + almond energy bars

low gl snacks recipes Mar 15, 2020

These delicious bars are a perfect choice if you find your energy levels dragging by mid-afternoon. They combine the natural sweetness of dried fruit in the dates and almonds with slow-release carbs in the oats, plus healthy fats and a good serving of protein with the nuts and seeds, and the nut butter. This recipe is one of the tasty low GL snacks recipes that form part of my weight loss programmes. See? No deprivation. Enjoy!

16 bars

Ingredients

olive oil, for greasing
75g almonds
100g mixed seeds
250g rolled oats
8 Medjool dates
100g dried apricots
20ml maple syrup
150ml water
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
4 tbsp smooth almond butter

 

How to make it

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 20cm x 20cm square baking tin. 

2. Chop the almonds, then scatter over a baking sheet with the mixed seeds and oats, and roast for 20 mins, turning occasionally. 

3. Meanwhile, de-stone and roughly chop the dates and apricots.

4. Place the maple syrup, almond butter, dates,...

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Gingernut flapjacks

low gl snacks recipes Feb 29, 2020

This is one of my all-time favourite low GL snacks. It's sweet enough but not so sweet that your blood sugar levels will get out of whack and you'll start piling on the pounds. It's part of the low GL diet plan I use with my clients to help them lose weight without really feeling deprived! The oats provide slow-release energy to take you to your next meal.

Makes 12 flapjacks

Ingredients

60g hazelnuts
60g almonds
150g rolled oats
50g dried unsweetened cranberries/ mulberries/ raisins
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
2cm fresh ginger
5 dates
75g coconut oil
3 tbsp maple syrup

 

How to make it

1. Preheat the oven to 160C.

2. Chop/ bash the hazelnuts and almonds and place into a large bowl with the oats, dried fruit, baking powder, ground ginger and cinnamon.

3. Remove the skin from the fresh ginger and grate. Add to the large bowl. Mix all together until well combined.

4. Remove the stone from the dates and roughly chop them. Add them to the bowl.

5. Gently heat...

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