Treats are often saturated with sugar, fat or alcohol. This does not have to be! Get inspired by the following healthy alternatives:
- A life-enriching spell, handwritten on a nice piece of paper
- A table set and decorated with care, full of healthy snacks
- A spoken or written well-meant compliment
- A forget-me-not little plant
- Small pots with low sugar homemade jam
- A nice, useful little gem such as a candle, eraser, bookmarker or a fortune doll
Oatmeal banana cookies
For these cookies you will need the following: 125 grams of oatmeal, 2 large ripe bananas, 5 extra finely chopped soft dates (optional), 1 ts of cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Mash the bananas and work all ingredients together in a bowl. Shape little balls of the dough and press them until flat to cookies on a baking tray with baking paper. Bake the oatmeal cookies for about 15 minutes until they are nicely golden brown.
Raw vegetables with homemade hummus or another dip
For hummus you will need: 400 gr of drained chick peas, 2 tablespoons of tahin (sesame paste), 2 cloves of garlic, juice from half a lemon, ½ tablespoon of cumin, salt and olive oil. Toss all ingredients together in a blender and give them a good mix. Serve with colorful vegetables such as strips of paprika, cucumber, cauliflower, some slices of turnip cabbage, cherry tomatoes, carrots, celery. A yummy 4 ‘o clock treat, even for your children.
Fruit skewers in season
Slice the season fruit in pieces (banana, mango, strawberries, kiwi, blue berries) and sprinkle them with some lemon. Skewer them in nice color combos unto wooden sticks.
Slice a watermelon in wedges and stick a lollipop in it. Serve cold
Frozen yoghurt sweets
Mix a cup of Greek yoghurt with half a cup of frozen berries and stir thoroughly. You can choose different types of fruit.
Strawberries dipped in chocolate.
Take some delicious sweet strawberries and dip them in melted dark chocolate. Have them cooled down and present them on a beautiful tray.
Frozen banana with chocolate
Peel the banana and slice in half. Put them in the freezer. Once the banana is frozen, roll the halves through melted soft chocolate for a low sugar level. Then roll them through finely chopped nuts and seeds. Put the bananas back into the freezer.
Ice-cream cones with fresh fruit
Make a bowl of sliced fresh fruit and take them together with empty ice-cream cones or a fruit mousse with you to your office. Your colleagues can fill the cones for themselves and top them with the mousse.
You will also find lots of sugar-free desserts on the web. Why not google: apple crumble with ginger cream, brownies with sweet potatoes, avocado chocolate tart, clafouti with blackberries and blueberries, avocado lemon cheesecake. Doesn’t that all sound so yummy?