Mrs South Africa 2017, Hlengiwe Twala, talks us through her favourite family friendly road trip snacks.
Mrs South Africa 2017, Hlengiwe Twala, is a mom to three girls aged 10, 13 and 17 years old, and frequently road trips to Durban with everyone in tow. It’s a six hour drive and even though they’re whizzing down the driveway at 4am when they start their trip, munchies are essential to keep the whole brood happy.
Hlengiwe and her daughters are very close.
Says Hlengiwe, “The night before, I pack lots of fresh fruits like bananas, grapes and strawberries. I also make sure that we have a good serving of nuts like almonds and cashews, not forgetting my husband’s favorite biltong. He loves to snack while he’s driving and it keeps his energy levels up so his more aware on the road.”
Hlengiwe loves how much she can fit in her Vitara, whether it’s for a road trip or doing charity work.
The family also sings Zulu songs and puts on some R Kelly and Cassper Nyovest to keep her husband awake while he drives.
“Lastly but certainly not least we make sure we have lots of water, ice tea and fruit juices to stay hydrated throughout our road trip,” says Hlengiwe.
Mrs South Africa, Hlengiwe Twala, and Sarah Graham, sponsored by Suzuki, share some bookmark-worthy road trip snack recipes.
HLENGIWE’S AVOCADO SANDWICH
“I always make avocado sandwiches for my girls for when they get hungry.
I use brown bread and fresh avo, chop green peppers to put on top and then sprinkle a little salt and black pepper. Its easy, healthy and very filling.”
Cooks in: 20 minutes Serves: 8 as a snack
Says Sarah Graham, “This is real feasting-with-friends food. The kind that goes with paper napkins and sticky fingers, standing around a braai, and endless Summer evenings. The whipped feta adds a nice salty punch against the honeyed sweetness of the chicken wings. Give ’em a whirl.”
For the Whipped Feta
For the Whipped Feta
Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor. Check for seasoning and set aside in a serving bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a twist of black pepper to garnish.
By the way
This recipe is part of a campaign that I've been working on with Two Oceans Wines, and you can find more of my #SimpleSnacking recipes, with wine pairings (!) on their Facebook Page. Also, I'll be doing a live Q&A on their Facebook page to answer any of your Simple Snacking questions on Friday 28th November at 1pm so come hang out!
Chicken wings are a favourite of the Twala family.
Cooks in: 10-15 minutes Serves: 2-4
Stir well, until everything is combined.
Cooks in: None Serves: Makes 12 balls
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