Festive Zero Waste Snacks Inspiration


Festive Zero Waste Snack Inspiration

As easy as opening a bag of chips, was the brief.  Readily available from your zero waste grocer and using simple ingredients, here are 3 snack inspirations to enjoy with a bit of cheer this festive season. 

Soya Roasted Sunflower Seeds

  • Raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • Soya sauce or tamari sauce

You only need sunflower seeds and soya sauce but you can add cayenne pepper for a spicy version or mix a tad of honey with the soya sauce for a sweet and salt flavour. 

Layer the bottom of a heavy base skillet of non-stick frying pan with raw unsalted sunflower seeds. Roast slowly, moving them so they roast both sides and don't burn. (5 minutes) 

One the sunflower seeds have started to colour stir in a bit of soya sauce and keep mixing while the sauce evaporates. (super quick!)

Let cool slightly and serve.

Covid Safety Tip: Serve in many tiny bowls and providing colour coded teaspoons so everyone can spoon a helping into their hand. 

Honey Roasted Almonds

  • Raw, unsalted almonds
  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Preheat oven 350°F / 180°C

Warm one big table spoon of honey and mix in a small teaspoon of olive oil.

Layer almonds on a baking sheet. Two handfuls, 1 1/2 cups or so. 

Drizzle honey oil mixture on the almonds, mixing to coat and spread out again. Sprinkle with sea salt. 

Roast for 15 minutes and serve. 

Cleaning Tip: Pour kettle-hot water over the tray to remove excess honey to make cleaning up easier. 

Oven Potato Wedges (best potato chip substitute)

  • Potatoes and or sweet potatoes. (Allow potato per person and go up or down from there)
  • Olive Oil ( cooking variety)
  • coarse sea salt
  • optional chopped fresh rosemary, paprika, or vegetable braai sprinkle.

Preheat oven 350°F / 180°C

Half the potatoes lengthwise and then in thirds. Toss in olive oil, salt and rosemary on a baking tray. Stand each chip up on its skin. Roast for 35 minutes. Serve!

These can be pre-cooked in the oven for 20 minutes and fired up again closer to drinks time.