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10 healthy snacks you can make in minutes

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#1 mahfuzurrehman


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:38 PM

Serves 4 Prep 5 mins Cook 5 mns

Put 500g mixed dried fruit, 200ml fresh orange juice, half a cinnamon stick, 6 cloves and 6 black peppercorns into a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on High for 4-5 mins, stirring halfway through until the juices become sticky and the fruits are plump. Leave the compote to stand for a minute and serve in bowls with spoonfuls of yogurt or fromage frais.

Full recipe: 10-minute winter fruit compote

8. Beetroot & mint dip


Serves 4 Prep 10 mins No cook

Put 250g vacuum-packed beetroot and ½ tsp ground cumin in the small bowl of a food processor, season and blend until smooth. Tip into a bowl, add 2 tsp chopped mint and a squeeze lemon juice, then gently stir through 3 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche to get a rippled effect. Sprinkle with a few extra mint leaves and a few pinches nigella seeds.

Full recipe: Beetroot & mint dip

9. Carrot & houmous roll-ups


Serves 4 Prep 10 mins No cook

Spread 200g houmous between 4 seeded wraps. Coarsely grate 4 carrots and scatter on top of the houmous, finishing each wrap with a small handful of rocket leaves and some seasoning. Roll up and eat.

Full recipe: Carrot & houmous roll-ups

10. Egg & asparagus soldiers


Serves 1 Prep 2 mins Cook 5 mins

Steam 7 spears of asparagus until tender, and soft-boil an egg – follow our guide to get a perfectly runny yolk. Cut the soft-boiled egg in half and serve with the asparagus for dipping.

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