ECO MEALS FOR AROUND A POUND: TASTY SNACKS
When the afternoon waves of hunger hit, usually about 3.3opm, here are some ideas to satisfy the cravings with some super tasty, sustainable healthy snacks, that don’t cost the Earth.
Turmeric and banana smoothie
Prep time: 1 minute
1 cm of root turmeric or a half teaspoon of turmeric powder
200ml of Oat milk (if you can get organic great and Oatly even measure their milk’s carbon footprint)
1 fairtrade banana (organic too is even better – more biodiversity on organic farms)
2 prunes (ideally organic)
Peel the turmeric root and throw the whole lot in a blender, blend until mixed and then serve. Total cost per portion: (with organic ingredients) 67p. We chose plant based milk because it has a lower environmental impact. You can check out your favourites on the Giki app.
Houmous dip with carrots
Prep time: 5 minutes
Ingredients: (ideally organic – better for wildlife)
One can of chickpeas drained,
Juice of 3/4 lemon, you could also grate it and add the rind to if you like it extra lemony.
Dash of olive oil
1 teaspoon of paprika.
You could also add a red pepper if you have one handy (cut into pieces)
Slice the carrots into batons. then drain the chickpeas (we forgot to do this first time and it was all a bit sloppy). Then throw the whole lot into the blender and whizz it up. All these ingredients have a low carbon footprint (except the olive oil) and chick peas are a good source of protein. If you can, find loose veg without the plastic! Total cost per portion: 51p
On the go – nothing beats fruit!
No prep time
Go for apples, bananas, pears, anything really and just stick it in your bag. Fruit costs around 20-30p per piece, or you might get lucky and find it for even less. If you choose organic, that’s better for the soil and birds and the bees too. And buying in season is good – reduces transportation and often increases taste!