4 Healthy Alternative Aperitifs
DO YOU EVER TURN TO FOOD JUST TO FEEL BETTER?
Our article: Is chocolate all you really need to be happy?
details how increasing your fruit and vegetable intake can help you live a healthier and happier life.
Indulge in these 4 healthy and alternative aperitifs recipes that are easy to make and to start your new healthy and happy food habits.
French Tapenade + Toasted Bread or Breadsticks
Purple Hummus + Raw Vegetables
Salmon and Fresh Goat Cheese Wrap
1) French Tapenade + Toasted Bread or Breadsticks
– 1 Jar of green or black olives (200g to 250g)
– 150ml of Olive oil
– 1 garlic clove
– 50g of Almond Powder
– 1 teaspoon of thyme
In the blender / mixer : mix olives + olive oil.
Add : garlic, almond powder and thyme
Serve the Tapenade on toasted wholemeal bread or with breadsticks.
Some thyme for decoration !
2) Purple Hummus + Raw Vegetables
– 1 jar of cooked chickpeas (250g)
– 2 big cooked Beets
– Juice from 1 lemon
– 1 garlic clove
– 1 full tablespoon of Tahini (Sesame paste)
– 2 tablespoon of olive oil
– Salt and Pepper
– Sesame seeds
– 2 carrots, 1 cucumber, 1 box of cherry tomatoes, 1 endive
Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
Peel the beets and cut them into pieces.
In the blender / mixer : combine all the ingredients
Mix a few times and repeat until you get the right consistency and adjust the seasoning.
Serve the hummus in a dish, sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Cut all the vegetables into long thin slices to dip them in the hummus.
3) Salmon and Fresh Goat Cheese Wrap
– 3 Corn tortillas
– 3 slices of smoked salmon
– 1 avocado
– 1 fresh goat cheese
– Philadelphia type cream cheese.
– Lemon Juice
– 3 Salad Leaf
Cut the avocado in half and add some lemon juice then cut it into thin strips. Mix the goat cheese and the cream until you get the right consistency then spread out on each tortilla.
Add a slice of smoked salmon previously sprinkled with lemon juice + a salade leaf and a few avocado wedges.
Gently fold the two sides of the wrap over about 2 cm, fold down the lower part and roll up tightly.
Cut the wrap in 4 pieces and keep them closed with a toothpick.
4) Vegetable Chips
– 1 Sweet potatoes
– 1 Red beets
– Fine Sea Salt
– Coconut Oil
Preheat oven at 180 °C
Scrub clean vegetables.
Using a mandolin, slice the vegetables into thin slices (1mm).
Place veg slices in a single layer on baking trays – keep the veg separate.
Oil the vegetables with a brush.
Place in an oven preheated to 180 ° C for 12 to 15 minutes.
Take them out of the oven, and let them dry.
As soon as the slices are dry, eat them with a little salt.