The joy of the oat cake!

The joy of the oat cake!


Posted 18th Apr 2016

It's an age old problem - you or your children are hungry and just can't find anything which takes your fancy in the cupboard. This could be about to come to an end, however. Nairns have come up with two delicious recipes that should provide you with a tasty snack that will certainly fill a gap - and they're good for you too!

 

Roasted Beetroot, Garlic and Walnut Puree with Shreeded Prosciutto

 

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You may think this sweet and earthy topping is all about taste but the nutritional impact of these individual ingredients make this recipe a serious contender for health benefits too. Beetroot contains nitrate, which helps open blood vessels in the body with the resulting effect of helping to lower blood pressure, and similar benefits come from garlic’s sulphur compound, allicin. Walnuts are one of the best sources of omega-3 essential fats, the most common essential fat that people lack in their diets - and this type of fat also benefits cardiovascular health and blood pressure. Team this topping with gluten-free oatcakes, which are full of slow release energy, and it’s a positively saintly combination!

 

Amanda Hamilton’s Oatcakes with Tarragon Chicken and Avocado

 

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A traditional bread sandwich contains a significant proportion of refined carbohydrate and is often lacking in good nutrition. Why not swap your favourite fillings for toppings on a superior oatcake base?


Chicken is a great source of protein and is naturally low in fat if it is produced in free-range conditions. Rich and creamy, avocados are high in alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that’s wonderful for skin lustre.The addition of tarragon is a helpful aid to those who tend to multi-task over lunch at the laptop, a known trigger for tummy issues. This helpful herb promotes the secretion of digestive juices and activates the enzymes that assist digestion.

 

Recipe courtesy of Nairns and Amanda Hamilton






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