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At lunch time for many people having  just 1 turkey wrap just isn’t enough to keep you full untill diner time. Many people load up on crackers or what have you to keep their tummies from rumbling for a mid afternoon snack. Here’s a little  trick that I recently discovered (possibly invented – patent pending haha).  To accompany your light lunch. Make a smoothie,but not just any smoothie – an oatmeal smoothie. Since oatmeal is a soluble fibre is slows your digestive system which helps you to feel fuller longer. Oats boost

A wrap and an oatmeal smoothie. A filling lunch option.

your fibre intake and are extremely beneficial to ones health.  Oats are considered a heart healthy food and help lower the rick of  heart disease.  Eating oatmeal can assist in stabilising your blood sugar as well as work as an anti carcinogenic which fights cancer. Sounds pretty good right? Personally I prefer Quaker banana nut oatmeal. It adds good texture and flavour to a smoothie.  This is my recipe for my all time favourite lunch time smoothie.

1 package Quaker banana nut oatmeal

3 tbsp water

2 cups vanilla soy milk

1 hand full frozen field berry mix

1/2 a handful of fresh raspberries

3-4 tbsp raspberry yogurt (any flavoured yogurt will do)

1 tsp of matcha green tea (optional)

Now try that and tell me you don’t love it!

I’ve been reading rave reviews on homemade kale chips on various foodie websites for quite a while. Although I’m aware of their massive nutrient benefits they didn’t have the mouth-watering appeal that a bag of ketchup chips brings to me so I put off of trying the recipe. Alas, I finally caved after finding out how simple they are to make after watching a very informative YouTube video! I could not believe how crunchy and tasty those little green leafs turned out to be.  Now, I’m a kale-chip-a-holic, they are great for healthy snacks for yourself and your family. They can be as simple as just oil and salt or you can get creative and add parmesan cheese or paprika. If it’s that chip flavour  that you’re looking for you can sprinkle on flavoured popcorn seasonings such as dill pickle or ketchup. The fun part is experimenting yourself of what toppings you like best, just make sure you keep them light. Also to be noted is that kale chips cannot be kept in Tupperware as they will get limp and soggy…I learned that the hard way. They are best to be eaten right away or stored on a pan or plate underneath a tea towel.

Here is a link to the video that I watched from “Kath Eats”

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
 Directions
  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
  3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.