Worried about surroundings or about catching a flu? In time of Corona, when one is forced to stay indoors, all we need is some calm and exciting ideas to keep us busy. Here, we are providing you three healthy and quick recipes that you can try at home without using any oil keeping in mind your focus on health and fitness. And how can we forget, certain foods can affect your mood and give you an instant boost to tide over such difficult times. But, do not forget the good old mantra of adequate water, stretching and meditation to overcome anxiety and stress.
Prune Energy Balls
- 1 ½ cups Del Monte dried prunes
- 1 cup almonds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ – 1 tsp sea salt
- In a food processor, add the almonds and pulse till they turn into a fine meal.
- Add the dried prunes, chia seeds and salt and pulse till a dough forms.
- Wet your hands slightly and shape 16-18 balls. Roll the balls in shredded coconut. Store in an airtight container.
Cranberry Crumb Bar
- Granulated sugar -1 cup
- Baking powder -1 tsp
- All-purpose flour – 3 cups
- Lemon zest – 1/2 tsp
- Salt -1/4 tsp
- Unsalted butter -1 cup (cut into small cubes )
- Egg -1
For the filling
- Granulated sugar – 1/2 cup
- Lemon juice – 1 tsp
- Cornflour – 1 and 1/2 tsp
- Del Monte Cranberries – 2 cups
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
- Grease an 8×8 inch pan.
- In a bowl, mix together 1 cup sugar, baking powder and all-purpose flour.
- Add lemon zest and salt.
- Add butter and egg and with the help of a pastry cutter or fork, blend it into the flour.
- The dough will be crumbly.
- Pat half of the dough on to the prepared pan.
- In another bowl, mix together ½ cup sugar, lemon juice and cornflour.
- Fold in the cranberries.
- Spread the cranberry mixture on top of the crust evenly.
- Sprinkle the remaining dough on top of the cranberries.
- Bake for 45 minutes, till the top is slightly browned.
- Cool completely.
- Cut into squares and serve.
Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies
- 1½ cups all-purpose four
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 3 cup oats 1 cup Del Monte blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, adjust the oven racks to the middle position and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk the our, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
- Cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then mix in the vanilla.
- Stir in our mixture with a rubber spatula, then stir in the oats and blueberries.
- Using 2 heaping tablespoons per cookie, roll the dough into balls and place them onto a cookie sheet, spacing them at least 2 inches apart,
- Bake until the cookie edges are just turning golden brown about 20 minutes.
- Cool the cookies on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack.
- Store cookies in an airtight container.