Healthy Snack Recipes

White chocolate, tahini and pretzel cookies

White chocolate, tahini and pretzel cookies

Tahini gives a lovely sweet and salty kick to these crisp, grown-up cookies, while pretzels add extra crunch
Total Time 50 mins
Calories 217 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 225 g unsalted butter
  • 50 g tahini
  • 225 g good-quality white chocolate
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds plus a few seeds to decorate
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 
  • 2 pinches ground cinnamon
  • 220 g soft light brown sugar
  • 100 g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 85 g pretzels roughly broken into shards

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter and tahini in a pan over a low heat, stirring until melted. Cool for 5 minutes. Keep 25g of the white chocolate for finishing off the cookies, then chop the rest into small chunks.
  • Mix together the flour, sesame seeds, bicarb and cinnamon with 1 tsp of salt.
  • Put the sugars in a big mixing bowl, pour in the melted butter and beat together with an electric whisk to combine. Add in the eggs and vanilla, and continue to whisk until the mixture pales and starts to thicken. Tip in the dry ingredients and mix in with a wooden spoon until just incorporated, then scatter over 3/4 of both the white chocolate chunks and pretzels, and briefly mix in. Cover the dough and chill for 30-45 minutes until firm enough to spoon with an ice-cream scoop.
  • Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 and line 2-3 baking sheets with baking paper (see cook’s notes). Use a small-medium ice cream scoop or a tablespooon to spoon out cookie dough balls and space about 10cm apart on the baking sheets. Scatter over the remaining chocolate chunks and pretzels and gently push in, then sprinkle over a few pinches more of the sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the edges are brown but the centres soft still. Finely grate the reserved 25g white chocolate over the cookies as they come out of the oven. Cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  • NOTE: For cookies that are even in size, shape and texture it’s best to bake one tray at a time on the middle shelf –stacking trays means the cookies at the top and bottom of the oven may be overdone and underdone.

No-bake vegan flapjacks

 

No-bake vegan flapjacks

These dairy-free breakfast bars use dates and nut butter to hold together. Experiment with different seeds and nuts in your next batch of flapjacks, and use agave for a vegan version.
Calories 145 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 160 g soft dates chopped
  • 60 g smooth peanut or almond butter
  • 40 g agave syrup (use honey for a non-vegan version)
  • 4 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 100 g porridge oats
  • 50 g roasted peanuts or almonds roughly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Blitz the dates in a food processor until finely chopped and they’ve come together into a ball/paste. Add 1 tbsp boiling water if they aren’t sticking. Heat the nut butter and honey very gently in a pan until it becomes a smooth, pourable mix.
  • Stir all the remaining ingredients and the dates in a large bowl, then pour over the nut butter and honey mix. Mix really well (kneading with your hands to break up the dates) until everything is evenly distributed.
  • Line a 20cm square tin or container with baking parchment, and tip the mix in. Press the mixture into the sides and pack down with the back of a spoon. Cover and chill for 20 minutes, before cutting into bars. Keep the bars in the fridge or in an airtight container for 3 days, or freeze and thaw overnight at room temperature if you want to keep them longer.

Notes

Adapted from olivemagazine.com

Goat’s cheese and red onion tarts

Impress your guests by bringing out this delicious veggie tart made from scratch. Creamy goats cheese and sweet red onion is baked on top of shortcrust pastry with thyme and balsamic vinegar. A little effort but worth

Goat’s cheese and red onion tarts

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients
  • shortcrust pastry 500g block
  • red onions 2 very large
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp
  • thyme leaves chopped to make ½ tbsp
  • goat’s cheese 6 slices from a small log or
  • English goat’s cheese with a bloomy rind 3 halved

Instructions
 

  • Method
  • STEP 1
  • Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6. Line 6 tart tins (about 10cm across) with pastry and prick the bases.
  • Line with parchment and baking beans and bake for 10 minutes or until the pastry starts to brown, lift out the parchment and bake for another 5 minutes or until the pastry is crisp, dried and cooked.
  • STEP 2
  • Meanwhile, slice the red onion thickly (you need 6 fat slices). Heat a little oil in a large frying pan (you may need to use 2 pans, or do it in 2 batches) and carefully fry the slices, without breaking them, on each side until they start to soften, about 15 minutes in total.
  • Add the balsamic and thyme and bubble together.
  • STEP 3
  • Lift a slice of onion into each tart and put a slice of goat’s cheese on top, against one side of the pastry so it is off centre.
  • STEP 4
  • Bake until the goat’s cheese begins to bubble and brown a little. Drizzle with a little olive oil before serving.

Notes

Adapted from olivemagazine.com

Posh hummus

This poshed-up hummus with tomatoes and spring onion tastes so much better than shop-bought. Eat as a dip or in falafel wraps – it will be your new favourite.

Posh hummus

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients
  • chickpeas 400g tin rinsed and drained
  • olive oil
  • lemon 1 juiced
  • pitta bread to serve
  • tomatoes 2 chopped
  • paprika to sprinkle
  • spring onions 2 finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Method
  • STEP 1
  • Whizz the chickpeas to a dryish paste in a food processor. Add olive oil and lemon juice to taste and a little water if necessary, keep whizzing. Stir in the spring onions and tomatoes and season well. Dust with paprika and serve with pitta bread.

Notes

Adapted from olivemagazine.com

Sweetcorn pancakes with avocado salad

This dish is simple to prepare and makes perfect finger food for a light starter or low fat dinner. Sweetcorn pancakes are topped with a salad of avocado, cherry tomatoes

Sweetcorn pancakes with avocado salad

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients
  • plain flour 100g
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • egg 1 beaten
  • milk 150ml
  • sweetcorn 1 large tin about 340g, drained
  • spring onions 4 chopped (use the green bits as well)
  • avocado 1 cut into small chunks
  • cherry tomatoes 150g halved
  • cucumber ¼ cut into small chunks
  • sunflower oil

Instructions
 

  • Method
  • STEP 1
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, egg and milk and season well. Stir in the sweetcorn and half the spring onion. Mix the rest of the spring onions with the avocado, tomatoes and cucumber.
  • Heat a non-stick pan with 2 tsp oil and cook spoonfuls of the batter until golden. Turn over and cook the other side.
  • Put 3-4 pancakes on a plate and serve the avocado salad on top.

Notes

Adapted from olivemagazine.com
Isagenix Savory Snacking for Cleanse Days

Snack Your Way to Better Weight Management

By now you’ve probably heard about our 2017 Product in the Spotlight as well as the announcement of the new White Cheddar Whey Thins™ flavor. This delicious new flavor joins the rest of the savory Whey Thins family of Sour Cream & Chive and Barbecue. This family of protein-packed snacks offers a delicious way to support your healthy lifestyle and weight-management journey.

Whey Thins come in 100-calorie packs and are sure to help satisfy cravings without the overload of calories. The combination of high-quality protein, good fats, and carbohydrates support weight-loss efforts and muscle maintenance while helping you stick to your ultimate health goals.

Snacking the Right ‘Whey’

Choosing the right snacks can make or break seeing all those hard-earned results, which is why we want to ensure we set you up with the right tools to snack smarter. When snacking, it is important to keep in mind that what you put in your body should be nourishing, satiating, and filling all at the same time – especially on Cleanse Days. With an average of 18 chips per bag, Whey Thins can be used as an effective tool. When your body needs a little nourishment, reach for your favorite flavor of Whey Thins – you can even spread them out throughout the day, instead of consuming the entire bag in one sitting. This would allow you to enjoy the savory goodness throughout your Cleanse Day.

 

The Purpose of Cleanse Days

Cleanse Days are a foundation of the Isagenix System. Cleanse Days combine intermittent fasting with nutritional support for the body, supplemented by Cleanse for Life® (offered in both powder and liquid form).

With the recent inclusion of Whey Thins as an approved Cleanse Day snack, Isagenix is increasing options to support Customers on their health journeys! Giving our Customers nutritious options is something we strive for, because we understand that not one person cleanses like the other. Remember to reach for Whey Thins “in substitution for” and not “in addition to” your previous or current Cleanse Day approved snack.

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When cleansing, it is also important to know your limitations. Do not deep cleanse on more than two consecutive days or more than four days in a month. When you feel like you need something to get you through a hunger hump, it is important you listen to your body.

Visit your Back Office, and add Whey Thins to your next wholesale or Autoship today – they are the perfect Cleanse Day companion!

Avocado and Tuna

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Avocado and Tuna

Jill Knight

Ingredients
  

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 can albacore tuna packed in water drained and rinsed
  • Lemon juice
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa or ½ cup sweet potato/yam

Instructions
 

  • Cut open and pit avocados.
  • Spoon a heap of tuna into avocado crater.
  • Drizzle with lemon juice.
  • Serve. Pair with cooked quinoa or sweet potato/yam.

Isa Cafe Mocha Shake

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Summertime is fast approaching, and here at Isagenix World Headquarters, we’re starting to feel the summer heat. A warm cup of Isagenix Coffee can be enjoyed all yearlong, but if you’re looking for some chilly alternatives that will help cool you off, try our Isagenix Coffee Mocha and Caramel Macchiato Shakes!

IsaLean Dairy-Free Shakes Now Available in 2 New Flavors


 

We’re excited to welcome two new members to our Weight Loss Solution and IsaLean® product family today. IsaLean Shake is a staple of the Isagenix System and now even more people can enjoy these amazing meal replacement shakes with two new flavors of IsaLean Shake Dairy-Free in Vanilla Chai and Rich Chocolate. These new flavors are so delicious; you have to taste them to believe it!

The two new flavors will join Natural Berry Harvest to give you three great plant-based options. These shakes are perfect for anyone who is living a plant-based lifestyle or has dairy allergies or sensitivities. IsaLean Shake Dairy-Free uses high-quality plant-based protein, energy-fueling carbohydrates, and good fats to create a full meal replacement shake, so you can add it to your next Weight Loss System.

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Better Than the Rest

IsaLean Shake Dairy-Free uses high-quality plant-based protein, no-compromise ingredients, and a great-tasting balance of nutrition.

  • High-quality plant-based protein
  • 24 g of protein to keep you full longer
  • Great source of fiber
  • An option for our 30-Day System
  • Formulated as a full meal replacement
  • A smooth, great-tasting plant-based shake

Frequently Asked Questions

How does IsaLean Shake Dairy-Free compare to the other whey-based IsaLean Shakes for supporting weight loss and weight management? 

IsaLean Shake Dairy-Free offers a balance of high-quality protein, good fats, and energy-fueling carbohydrates to support weight loss and increase lean body mass. The Natural Berry Harvest flavor offers 22 grams of protein, while the new Rich Chocolate and Vanilla Chai flavors offer 24 grams of protein.

How much will the new flavors of IsaLean Shake Dairy-Free cost?

Both Vanilla Chai and Rich Chocolate will cost the same as Natural Berry Harvest—US$44.95/27 BV and CA$49.95/27 BV.

How does the taste compare to the standard IsaLean Shake?

A plant-based option isn’t very useful if it isn’t also delicious. The delectable, creamy taste of Vanilla Chai and Rich Chocolate is so good that we wouldn’t be surprised if even users of our whey-based shakes wanted to order them!

Check out our frequently asked questions regarding our dairy-free shakes.