- 300g rolled oats
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 4tbsp sesame seeds
- 100g pepitas
- 100g flaked almonds
- 50g sunflower seeds
- 100g dried cranberries
- 70g dried blueberries
- 100ml golden syrup
- 80ml olive oil
A healthier and heartier take on an old classic.
My late grandfather used to give me chocolate frogs when I was a little tacker. It earned him the nickname ‘Grandpa Choc’. He didn’t necessarily know the health benefits of chocolate, but he knew that giving me the occasional chocolate frog always brought a smile to my dial. And that was good enough for him.
Nonetheless, the question that warrants being asked is: other than making small children happy, what are the benefits of eating chocolate, specifically the dark variety?
With the warmer weather and longer days upon us, and the silly season fast approaching, you might be a little more inclined to have a tipple. While enjoying alcohol in moderation is sound advice, it’s important to consider the energy content of your favourite drink.
My advice is to be a teetotaler, well almost. At 29kj per gram, alcohol is second only to fat in the kilojoules per gram stakes. It certainly packs an energy punch. You don’t have to abstain altogether, but do play it smart. Here’s what you need to know:
For those of you not old enough to remember, there was once a quirky band in the mid 1990s called The Presidents of the USA who sang, “If I had my little way, I’d eat peaches every day”. Those wacky lads were certainly on to something. I, too, have a great love for peaches. And if I had my little way, I’d eat peaches every day too.
Peaches are coming back into season and they are beginning to reappear on greengrocers’ shelves. Does this bring a smile to your dial as well?