Healthy 6 Pack Snacks, plus Tekne Humus Recipe

Abs are made in the kitchen

Everyone knows “abs” are made in the kitchen: Although exercise is essential, you cannot out train a bad diet. The secret to tightening up your diet is being prepared.

Healthy Snacks: Real Fast Food is so Easy

Bliss balls are at typical snack at Tekne Fitness Retreats Ibiza: delicious, rich in protein and quickly prepared.

Bliss balls are a typical snack at Tekne Fitness Retreats Ibiza: delicious, rich in protein and quickly prepared.

Snacks are key to maintain a healthy diet. If you don’t structure your meals you are at the mercy of snacks disguised as healthy, i.e. serial bars “low in Fat” but stacked full of sugary syrups. Sugar spikes are the enemy to a flat tummy.

However, if you have a snack in your bag you won’t even notice these imposters. You cannot get faster than a snack box in your bag:

  1. Chopped apples with lemon juice
  2. Almonds just 6 little almonds will fill you up
  3. Chopped vegetables
  4. Boiled Eggs
  5. Humus (see recipe below)
  6. Bliss balls

All of these snacks are delicious and filling and you can make your own.

Make 2 boxes of snacks the night before and pop them in your bag.

Recipe: Delicious Tekne Humus

 Tekne Humus is nutritious and delicious. Try out by yourself!

Humus is nutritious and delicious. Try out by yourself! The recipe comes from Jose, in-house chef at Casa Tekne and creator of Tekne cuisine

Serves 3-4 portions, cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 x 400g can of chickpeas (reserve the liquid and a few chickpeas for decoration)
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp crushed sea salt
  • 3 tbsp quality extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Paprika (optional)
  • Coriander or parsley leaves (optional)

Rinse the chickpeas in cold water and pour into the food processor. Add the tahini, crushed garlic, salt, lemon juice and seven tablespoons of the reserved liquid from the cans. Turn on the food processor and slowly pour in the oil while.

When the mixture is fully combined and smooth, tip it into a serving dish. Add some more extra virgin olive oil and decorate with a few whole chickpeas. Sprinkle with paprika and finely chopped coriander or parsley leaves, for colour.

Why Snacking is GOOD

Many people when they want to lose fat will simply stop eating and will definitely stop snacking. This in my view leans towards a slowing metabolism and poor energy levels. Snacking actually spurs on your metabolism and stops you getting that empty feeling that drives you to eat high salt high sugar food.

Also when you sit down at lunch you won’t be in a sugar crash or so ravenous the fish and chips look the best thing on the menu.

Our food philosophy at Casa Tekne is not to starve people, but to inspire you to eat well make fat loss enjoyable.

WHEN TO SNACK

Snack at 11 am and 4 pm. You will find you are much more able to stick to a regular eating programme.

Des is the founder and head coach at Tekne Fitness Retreats Ibiza. He is a gymnast with over 20 years extensive coaching experience. His specialty lies in inspirational and fun teaching techniques for all ages.
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