When it comes to snacks, there’s to set rule! I’m often asked if snacks are allowed? And the answer is YES!
There’s no room for food restrictions, if you are hungry, then have a snack! Restricting yourself can cause over eating later on!
I always say, opt for a good quality snack, so avoid the sugar laden snacks and energy drinks that have no nutritional value! What you want to opt for is a nourishing snack that will provide you with the fuel you need and help to support blood sugar levels avoiding those dips in energy! Incorporating protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates can help to support that hunger and blood sugar balance! Remember that foods high in sugar cause a spike and drop in blood sugar levels resulting in low energy, hunger and lethargy and actually alter our hunger hormones, so we don’t really feel satisfied or full!
These bars are packed with wholegrain protein rich oats, healthy fats and protein from the tahini and nutrient dense dried figs, topped off with some wonderful antioxidant rich dark chocolate! They are nut free, no baking required and perfect for on the go snacking as well as kid’s lunch boxes 😍
Fig and Tahini Snack Bars
1 cup @flahavansuk oats (ground into flour)
1/3 cup @belazu_co tahini
6-8 @sainsburys organic dried figs
up to 1/2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
50g @ombarchocolate dark chocolate
2 tbsp @belazu_co tahini and a little extra for drizzling
Combine the oat flour, tahini and figs with a pinch of salt into a blender and whizz until it starts to come together! Add in a little extra tahini if it needs it.
Spoon into a baking tray and smooth down with a spoon.
Melt the dark chocolate and stir in the tahini. Pour this over the fig base and swirl over some extra tahini.
Pop this into the fridge to firm up and then enjoy!