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Healthy snack idea: sweet sesame paste

This paste is easy to make and you can either have it with fruit, or oatcakes, or you can add it to your porridge or smoothies. The main ingredient is tahini which is a paste made from ground sesame seeds so it is a rich source of healthy fats and proteins. It is also a good source of vitamins (B1, B2, B3, folate) and minerals (magnesium, copper, phosphorus).

Finding healthy snack options has been a bit of a struggle for me as, let’s face it, it is so much easier to grab a bag of crisps, or biscuits, or a chocolate bar to raise your blood sugar when you feel you need a bit of energy, or you’re just hungry but not ready to eat a proper meal.


After learning how much harm that sugary or salty snack was doing to my lovely cells, I have started to gradually change my snacking habits. This is snack idea which was inspired by a desert I used to have quite often when I was a child: halva. It is a Middle Eastern sweet which is made with a mix of ingredients such as sesame paste (aka tahini), honey and sugar.


Ingredients:


200 g tahini

2 tbsps maple syrup

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp cinnamon powder


Method:


Add all ingredients to a food processor and mix them well until you get a smooth paste.