- WE ARE WHAT WE EAT and that is why it is so important to only put the very best fuel into our bodies.
- Over two thirds of our plate (or our daily intake) should come exclusively from plant based food. Namely fruit, veg, carbohydrates and staple food like rice, grains, flours.
- We only need sugar in very small quantities and we should avoid added sugar in food such as sauces, bread, bought biscuits.
This is in three points the essence of the message I try to pass onto my children and family. They mostly take it in, sometimes ignore it and rarely but otherwise expectedly rebel against it! So it was with glee on my part and relief on theirs that I recently was able to drill a slightly larger audience of fresh, open and eager minds!
Last wednesday, for the last session of the Healthy Cooking Club, I had a lot of fun designing a menu along those lines and as I was looking at including a sweet/pudding, I came across these fruit and nut balls. They are not only deliciously healthy but also very easy to make and gratifying for the children to roll . They can easily fit into a lunch box or can be used as snack on the go. They can be customised with an endless variety of dry fruit, nuts and even fresh fruits or seeds but here is the mix that I used for the photo:
Raw fruit balls
- raisin, 1 cup
- rolled oats, 1 cup
- pecan nuts, 1/2 cup
- ground almond, 1/2 cup
- handful of pine nuts
- dates, 1 cup
- grated zest of one lime
- Prune juice, 50 ml to bind
For a real teatime treat, you could make yourself this amazing drink I discovered at TOMBO, japanese bistrot in South kensington: A frothy Macha latte with soya.Recipe to come next!