I have a soft spot for savoury things. If tempted with piled-high crackers, versus chocolate at a function *poof, crunch* “What crackers?”
Crackers over chocolate? Sounds healthy right? WRONG! I had so little understanding of the empty shell of “food” I was giving myself by eating store-bought crackers and crisp breads. The amount of extra crap added to packaged brands makes me feel unwell just reading them, not to mention the sugar, thickeners, flavouring and preservatives I don’t need messing up my gut!
I’ve been making nut and seed crackers for about two years (since my retreat). I love dressing these up with cucumber, capsicum, avocado, home-made cream cheese, hummus or (my favourite) beetroot dip, and doing so means I get a proper power-punch, chew my food properly, and get in complimentary food groups too.
Why eat these funny looking crackers?
- The seeds ( and nut meal) in these are a great source of omega 3, fibre, calcium, natural oils and vitamins (like iron and magnesium) and provide longer-lasting energy than other processed crackers/chips.
- There is absolutely NOTHING hidden in them… water and chia seed goop are the only things holding them together really.
- adding garlic to the crackers offers extra flavour, and benefits.
- They fill you up and therefore you are less tempted to snack later, or eat too many… except in my case where I ate half the crackers in one sitting – they really were that good. Next time, they’ll be thinner.
List of Ingredients: Chia seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, LSA meal, water, salt, fresh herbs (sage), garlic, dulse flakes. Full recipe is also here.
Diets: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Flexetarian. Note ♦ Nut free: use Pumpkin seed, flaxseed, or another seed meal.
“I-Can’t-Cook” level: EASY…. A while ago I got my partner to try making them, and as I guess amounts when I do mine – I had to find a recipe for him to follow. I snapped out my trusty Sarah Wilson Collection (I have 2 of her books, & printouts from her website – FANGIRL), and it was a breeze for him.
Have a recipe you love? Or gave these a try yourself? Leave me a comment, or send me an email.