Festival Snack Ideas and Recipes from Food Network

Are you headed off to Glastonbury? I received this press release with some super cool snack ideas and recipes and thought I’d share them with you.

10 Easy Bring-Along Glastonbury Snack Ideas

1. Trail mix with nuts, dried fruit and popcorn – add some dark chocolate chips if you have a sweet tooth to this well balanced snack.

2. Turkey or beef Jerky – Cooking slices of meat for an extended amount of time until meat is dehydrated provides for a healthy, protein rich and long lasting snack that you can bring anywhere.

3. Bagels, nut butter and banana sandwich – nut butter does well in the heat and is rich in healthy fats and nutrients that keep you full. Add some banana to make it an Elvis style classic.

4. Energy bites made by mixing dried fruit, seeds, nut butter, cocoa powder and agave for a boost of energy – blitz up some of these energy balls pre-festival and bring along in a container for a quick snack. 

5. Tinned fish such as mackerel or tuna with crackers – This is an easy snack that will keep well until hunger strikes and provide a ton of energy to keep you dancing.

6. Roasted Mixed Nuts – Roast a mixture of your favourite nuts with some salt, pepper and spice of your choice and bring along with you for a quick pick-me-up.

7. Roasted Spicy Chickpeas – Roast chickpeas with spices of your choice or just some salt, pepper and cayenne until crispy. A great way to get a good boost of fibre. 

8. Homemade Root Veggie Crisps – Use a peeler to thinly slice a variety of your favourite root vegetables (such as beetroot, sweet potato and parsnip) and roast with a dash of oil, salt and pepper in the oven until crisp.

9. Fruits such as Banana, Apple, Mango, and Citrus hold up well in the heat as long as they are left unpeeled until the time of consumption. Coconut pieces are a great option as well.

10. Avocado with rice crackers – Avocado holds well as long as left unpeeled until time of consumption, healthy and filling snack with rice crackers or crisp-bread.

11. Nut butter with Apple – preparing portion sized nut butter bags that you can bring along with you throughout the day can be helpful when hunger strikes and you are on the go.

12. Homemade Parmesan Pita Crisps – Slice pita into wedges and bake in oven with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper, sprinkle over grated parmesan towards the end of baking time. Let cool and store in an airtight container for a tasty and satisfying snack. 


I quite like the idea of Pita Crisps – I must try it out.

There are also recipes for Muffins and Power Bars which look really easy to make. I may need to try them out over the weekend.

Savoury Super Power muffins

Makes 6 large muffins

  • 185g all purpose flour
  • 60g wholemeal flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 275ml milk
  • 70g yogurt
  • 75g melted butter
  • 50g mature cheddar, plus extra for topping, grated
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes, halved and patted dry
  • 25g pumpkin seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 200C. Line a muffin tin with muffin cases.
  2. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the remainder of the ingredients except for the sun-dried tomatoes and pumpkin seeds and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Spoon mixture into muffin cases. Press in two sun-dried tomato halves in to the top of each muffin allowing them to get mostly covered by the batter, sprinkle some cheese and pumpkin seeds on top of each muffin.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until fully baked (you can check the muffins with a skewer, when it comes out clean they are done).

Nutritional Information (per large muffin):

Calories 346.7  Total Fat 18.1 g Saturated Fat 10.6 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g  Monounsaturated Fat 3.6 g Cholesterol 32.8 mg Sodium 766.5 mg Potassium 232.4 mg Total Carbohydrate 36.2 g Dietary Fiber 2.5 g Sugars 4.9 g Protein 11.1 g Vitamin A 10.2 % Vitamin B-12 4.8 % Vitamin B-6 1.7 % Vitamin C 2.2 % Vitamin D 4.8 % Vitamin E 1.3 % Calcium 19.7 % Copper 3.9 % Folate 1.7% Iron 3.7 % Magnesium 6.1 % Manganese 4.3 % Niacin 1.7 % Phosphorus 11.9 % Riboflavin 7.7 % Selenium 3.4 % Thiamin 2.8 % Zinc 5.3 % Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Cherry, Chocolate and Almond Super Power Bars

Makes 8 bars

  • 115g old fashioned rolled oats
  • 40g flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp golden linseeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 35g unsweetened whole grain-puffed cereal
  • 160g dried cherries
  • 80g chopped dried apricots
  • 50g good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 100g crunchy almond butter
  • 80g coconut sugar
  • 125g agave syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Generous pinch of sea salt flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 180C and grease an 8 inch square baking pan with oil.
  2. Mix together rolled oats, flaked almonds, linseeds and sesame seeds. Place on a baking tray and bake for 5-8 minutes until lightly toasted. Shake the pan halfway through to ensure even browning.
  3. Allow oat mixture to cool slightly. In the meantime, in large bowl, combine  cereal, dried cherries, dried apricots, dark chocolate. Now add the oat mixture and combine together.
  4. In a small saucepan combine almond butter, sugar, agave, vanilla extract and salt. Cook over medium heat until the mixture begins to bubble and the coconut sugar has dissolved. This should take 3-4 minutes.
  5. Allow liquid to cool for 5 minutes and then pour mixture over the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula. Transfer the mixture to your baking tray. Put some oil on your hands and press the mixture down firmly to create an even layer.
  6. Refrigerate until firm, this should take about 30 minutes. Once firm, cut into 8 bars.

Nutritional Information (per granola bar): 

Calories 365.4 Total Fat 13.0 g Saturated Fat 2.2 g Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g Monounsaturated Fat 2.4 g Cholesterol 0.8 mg Sodium 187.2 mg Potassium 276.2 mg Total Carbohydrate 60.2 g Dietary Fiber 5.8 g Sugars 41.4 g Protein 6.9 g Vitamin A 16.7 % Vitamin B-6 1.5 % Vitamin C 0.2 % Vitamin E 17.5 % Calcium 6.9 % Copper 6.8 % Folate 0.9 % Iron 13.0 % Magnesium 13.4 % Manganese 9.0 % Niacin 2.5 % Phosphorus 3.8 % Riboflavin 3.0 % Selenium 0.7 % Thiamin 1.5 % Zinc 2.0 %  – Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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