Do not you feel like missing your favorite jam and chocolate spread? Then there is good news: you can also make yourself a healthy, sweet sandwich. We will give you four recipes below that are healthier than most supermarket products!
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Chia seed jam
For chia seed jam, use chia seeds instead of sugar and gelatin to bind the jam. You make it easiest with red fruit. Put 250 grams of red fruit with a dash of water on the fire and cook for 10 minutes. Then add 3 tsp chia seeds and a spoonful of vanilla flavor and cook for another 5 minutes. Note that it will thicken a little extra when it cools down.
If you want to make the jam slightly sweeter, add some honey. You can puree the jam with a hand blender, but you do not have to. Store in a clean glass jar in the refrigerator.
Hazelnut paste is not that difficult to make yourself – and it’s a lot healthier than that from the store. Roast 200 g hazelnuts for 5-10 minutes at 200 grams in the oven. Then mix them in the food processor with 2 tbsp cocoa, 2 tbsp nut oil and 2 tbsp honey to a smooth mass. You can keep the pasta in the fridge for about a week.
Speculoes pasta has been a hit in Belgium for a few years now. Unfortunately, it is rather expensive and rather unhealthy. Fortunately, you can easily make it yourself! Crumble 200 g sugar-free speculaas in a blender. Then add 50 ml of coffee, 50 ml of milk and a knob of butter. Mix into a paste and add some milk if the coffee taste is too dominant! You can keep this in the refrigerator for about a week.
Fresh fruit on bread
Finally, you can invest your bread with healthy fresh fruit! Especially in combination with nut butter or huttenkase that is delicious. How about the traditional combination of peanut butter with banana? Or red fruit with almond butter, or apple with huttenkase and cinnamon? You can be as creative with it as you want!