Spreads are an ideal option for those looking to enhance their regular breakfasts, snacks, or desserts. You can prepare both savoury and sweet variations using different ingredients. Moreover, you have numerous options for how to use these spreads  – whether spreading them on bread, adding them to porridge, pancakes, or indulging in them on their own. You can even prepare a gluten-free, lactose-free, or vegan version.

How to prepare a healthy savoury spread?

You can prepare a savoury spread in many ways. If you want it to be protein-rich, consider using tofu, tuna, sardines, or mackerel. Another excellent option is egg or quark spread, which can then be flavoured with mustard, salt, and spices to suit your taste.

Fruit or vegetable-based spreads are also fantastic choices. How about using beetroot or avocado? In both cases, the resulting spread will have a vibrant colour that will make your mouth water. Legume lovers will then undoubtedly appreciate bean or chickpea spreads, also known as hummus, which are packed full of fibre and proteins. After that, it’s up to you whether you spread it on bread or use it as a dip.

How to prepare a healthy sweet spread?

If you’re a fan of sweet spreads, you should try making your own homemade version. Nuts of any kind are all you need for the base, as you can simply blend them until you get a beautifully smooth cream. Then, add your desired flavourings, such as cocoa, chocolate, sweeteners, or freeze-dried fruit. To give your homemade butter a nice Christmas touch, consider adding cinnamon, anise, star anise, or vanilla. You can then store it in the fridge and use it for pancakes or bread. Similarly, you can create spreads from quark, fruit, and other sweet ingredients. However, we assume you won’t be able to resist and indulge in it right out of the jar on a spoon from time to time.

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