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10 Healthy Seasonal Snacks & Treats

Oct 15, 2019 | Bosch News, News

Autumn brings with it some of the finest selection of seasonal produce the UK has to offer. We’re spoilt for choice, with mouth watering fruits such as cranberries and figs and delicious veg the likes of chunky squashes and flavoursome beetroot. In our latest blog, we’ve picked some of the top seasonal fruits and veg available this time of year, along with our favourite healthy recipes to go with them.

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

If you’ve got some leftover pumpkin seeds from Halloween, this is the perfect way to use them. Take these toasted pumpkin seeds with you to work as a healthy desk snack, or enjoy while watching a film on the sofa, as a tasty alternative to popcorn. There are tons of different options for seasoning, so you can pick your favourite and snack to your heart’s content.

What You’ll Need:

Pumpkin Seeds

Olive Oil

Seasoning – Salt & Pepper | Brown Sugar & Cinnamon | Cayenne Pepper

First, preheat your oven to 150ºC. Make sure your pumpkin seeds are washed and fully dried with a kitchen towel. Toss the seeds in a bowl with some olive oil and seasoning, making sure the seeds are coated thoroughly. Spread the seeds out on a baking sheet and roast for 20 to 30 minutes. Leave to cool before tucking in.

Poached pears

Sweet, juicy pears are in great supply this season. Enjoy a simple dessert of poached pears for an after dinner treat. Add a little bit of luxury with this caramel sauce. Or go more simple with some yoghurt or ice cream.

What You’ll Need:

2 Pears

100g Granulated Sugar

50g Brown Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

100ml Single Cream

Peel and core the pears. Pour 600ml water into a pan and add the granulated sugar. Leave the water to simmer, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Then, add the pears and vanilla extract, poaching the pears for around 15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the brown sugar over a medium heat. Once melted, stir in the cream. Serve the pears topped with the sauce for a delightful mid week treat.

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