A client following a gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free diet was upset when I said she shouldn’t be eating crisps because they are so very bad for you – high in refined carbohydrates, high in the worst kinds of damaged fats, and contain acrylamides – carcinogenic chemicals produced when you heat starchy foods to high temperatures.

I suggested she dry fry at low temperature some sunflower seeds, being careful not to burn them.  They only need to be cooked for a few minutes.  Add a little good quality salt if you like and then store in an air tight container – a healthy ‘crunchy’ snack rich in healthy fats and minerals such as magnesium which help you to relax and also lower high blood pressure.