Sometimes we get hungry and want to be able to eat something immediately without having to prepare or bake. I understand that – it happens to me all the time!
This is when we are in most danger of reaching for a processed food – be it a cereal, a biscuit or a ‘healthy’ snack bar.
What is a ‘processed’ food?
Here’s a simple rule of thumb – if it has an ingredients list with more than 3 ingredients then it’s a processed food. Those ingredients have been combined in a factory by someone other than you. The process used to combine them is unlike what you would do at home. And read the ingredients list for that healthy snack bar – it’s got at least 20 things in it – and most of them are sugar!
So here’s one for those of you (like me!) that love a bit of cereal – and not just for breakfast either. Here’s my simple muesli shaker jar. Make it in 5 seconds – and gives you an immediate tasty muesli straight away!
Simple Muesli Shaker Jar
Makes 3 servings
A clean jam jar (or any container of similar size)
Fill the jar to about two thirds full with porridge oats. Add chopped dates and about a tablespoon of cacao nibs. The jar should be about seven-eighths full to allow for shaking.
Put the lid on the jar and shake thoroughly. Serve straight away with really cold milk.
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