Always try to have healthy snacks available to you during the day so you don’t go for long periods without food. This will help maintain your blood sugar balance and…

Always try to have healthy snacks available to you during the day so you don’t go for long periods without food. This will help maintain your blood sugar balance and stop you from over-eating at meal times. Fruit, natural nuts and seeds, smoothies, vegetable sticks and vegetable juices are all great in between meals.

Cashew and Carrot Pate (Vata & Pitta)
Cashews make an incredibly creamy base for this tasty spread. Quick and easy to make, it’s healthy and nutritious.

2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 slice of red onion
2 carrots, peeled and grated
140g Cashews
¼ tsp Rock Salt
60 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Method

  • In a food processor, blend the garlic, onion and carrots to a fine consistency.
  • Add the cashews and continue to process. Periodically stop and scrape the sides with a spatula. Blend until creamy.
  • Pour into a container or bowl and cover. Chill in the fridge before serving.
Nutrition Data Per Serving
Protein
1.9g
Carbohydrate
4.3g
Fibre
0.6g
Fat
8.3g
Sodium
62mg
Calories
94
GL
1
Inflammatory Factor
57

Preparation Time = 10 Minutes
Serves 14

Mushroom Pate (Vata Kapha)
Another much lower calorie alternative to liver pate, this smooth spread is simply delicious. It makes a great spread for oatcakes and bread or served in slices with salad.

1 Onion, chopped
1 tbsp Organic Butter
900g Fresh Mushrooms, finely chopped
4 cloves Garlic, minced
2 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 flat tsp Rosemary
150g Rolled Oats, toasted
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
¼ tsp Rock Salt
Freshly ground Black Pepper to taste

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Spread the oats on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes or until turning golden and crisp. Allow to cool. Use a food processor to make the oats into crumbs.
  • In a large saucepan, gently heat the butter and cook the onion until soft.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 8-10 minutes until well cooked. Remove from the heat and transfer to the food processor.
  • Add all the other ingredients and blend until a smooth consistency is achieved. Chill and serve.
Nutrition Data Per Serving
Protein
5.8g
Carbohydrate
14.7g
Fibre
2.8g
Fat
2.2g
Sodium
89mg
Calories
97
GL
8
Inflammatory Factor
23

Preparation Time = 20 Minutes
Serves 10

 

Italian Style Lentil Pate (Pitta Kapha)
Low in calories and fat, this fibre rich healthy spread is both hearty and delicious.

4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 small Onion, Chopped
½ tsp Organic Maple Syrup
2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
190g cooked Lentils
30g Pine Nuts, lightly toasted
30g Parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Thyme
¼ tsp Rock Salt
500ml Stock

  • Place the stock in a saucepan and add the lentils. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain and leave to cool.
  • Add a tbsp of olive oil to skillet over medium-low heat. Soften the onion. Add the vinegar and maple syrup and cook, stirring occasionally until the onion is soft and caramelized.
  • Blend the onion with all the other ingredients in a food processor until completely smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Data Per Serving
Protein
1.9g
Carbohydrate
5.8g
Fibre
1.6g
Fat
6.3g
Sodium
129mg
Calories
41
GL
1
Inflammatory Factor
51

Preparation Time = 25 Minutes
12 Servings


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