Cashew Crush Raw Fruit and Nut Bars 5 pack €3.49
I’m a huge fan of the Nakd brand of snack bars and these are pretty much the same in that they just contain dates and nuts, that’s it! I always have one of these in my handbag in case hunger strikes. This flavour in particular is really toffee-like so I love to eat it with a square of dark chocolate. Sometimes I chop the bar up into loads of tiny pieces and sprinkle it over porridge…or ice cream!
200g Milled Chia Seeds €1.99
Unfortunately the milled seeds that I used to buy in Aldi (a mix of chia, flax and hemp) have been discontinued (booooo!), and many of the newer mixes have honey added to them, which I personally feel is unnecessary! So at the moment I am buying this pack of milled chia seeds. Chia seeds are one of the best non-fish sources of Omega-3 which we need for a healthy brain and heart. I buy them milled rather than whole because the whole seeds are so tiny and therefore hard to chew that they can end up coming out the other end completely undigested! I mix a tablespoon of these into my porridge/overnight oats and also into smoothies, as chia seeds are best combined with a liquid.
450g Peanut Butter €2.49 and 170g Almond Butter €2.99
When I first became hooked on almond butter (the glue that holds my body together!) it was really expensive, so I used to make it myself. Since the baby came along I don’t get around to making it as much, but thankfully in the meantime Aldi released their own affordable almond butter! My husband prefers peanut butter, which is even more affordable and comes in this huge tub. Both of these nut butters are ‘100%’ nuts, so no added salt or oils, which is what you should always look out for. We spread our nut butters on oat cakes, mix them through overnight oats, put a dollop on porridge or throw some into a smoothie.
6 Wholemeal PIttas €0.34
Having suffered with digestive issues for a long time, I stopped eating bread a few years ago. Now that my health is better I can tolerate a little bit of wheat and I would always choose pittas over traditional sliced bread. They have minimal ingredients compared to other breads, mainly just what you would expect to see, or would use if making them yourself. There is a ‘white’ version of these as well but I always choose wholemeal as they are much higher in fibre. I love to eat these with hummus or salad or stuffed with whatever leftover dinner is in the fridge! I also love to stuff them with falafels…
Moroccan Style Falafels and Baked Sweet Potato Pakora €1.99
These falafels and pakora are really handy to have in the fridge. They are our ‘don’t have time to cook dinner’ dinner! My husband prefers the falafels but I love the pakora. They are really moist and ony take 60 seconds in the microwave. I either break them up and mix them into a salad or stuff them into a pitta bread with lots of spinach and hummus.