Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Crackers for Dip

We are still keeping up our health kick for January. Today it is all about snacking but healthily. Barkat crackers are the perfect way of staying on top of your diet whilst getting through that afternoon slump.

The Matzo crackers are packed with fibre. The Crispreads are low in fat. The Crackers are just generally delicious!

We love dipping any of these crackers into a healthy homemade dip. These dips are so easy to make and always make an impressive addition at any dinner party!

Tomato and Olive Salsa

With just 22 calories per serving, this is a go to dip to get us through the afternoon!

500 g tomatoes, peeled and chopped
200 g sliced green olives
1 bunch coriander, sliced
1 small onion, diced finely
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
2 teaspoonminced fresh oregano
1 small garlic clove, crushed
A pinch of salt
Freshly ground pepper , to taste

It's as simple as this: combine all the ingredients and mix well!

If you don't know how to peel the tomatoes, all you need to do is make slits over the skin of the tomatoes and then place the tomatoes in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Then place in cold water and the skins will peel off really easily.

Beetroot and Mint dip

This dip looks so vibrant and tastes so fresh too!

250g vacuum-packed beetroot
½ tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chopped mint, plus a few leaves for sprinkling
squeeze of lemon juice
3 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche
a few pinches nigella seeds/sesame seeds

Put the beetroot and cumin into a food processor, season and blend until smooth. Tip into a bowl, add the mint and lemon juice, then gently stir through crème fraîche to get a rippled effect. Sprinkle with mint leaves and nigella seeds/sesame seeds.

So now all you need are the crackers or some cut up veg and that's the afternoon's 'temptation to break the diet' sorted!


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