Omega-3 Crackers

I like party snacks as much as anyone, but I find that it’s easier to make my own, so that I can control all my ingredients and maximize nutritional benefit.

These crackers are the perfect example of that. Gluten free, lightly seasoned and full of cellular-building omega 3 fatty acids, these crackers make a great addition to any cheese tray (speaking of which- check out a few of my vegan cheese recipes to perfectly compliment these crackers!). Most store bought crackers are full of empty calories, simple carbs, sugar and fat. Even a moderately healthy gluten free option can contain an alarming amount of preservatives and other unpleasant ingredients. These crackers have an incredibly low carb count, thanks to the use of almond flour. What I love most about these crackers, though, is all the added omega-rich ingredients mixed in. Omega fatty acids are the building blocks for most of the cells in your body. They are particularly important for the healthy development and function of the brain and eyes, and have been linked to cardiovascular health as well.

Linseeds, also known as flax seeds, are incredibly rich in omega 3’s. They are high in both protein and fiber, while being low carb, with a neutral taste and a pleasing crunch that work well in this recipe. Sesame seeds add a depth of flavour, while also contributing to the nutritional profile with a host of beneficial minerals, such as magnesium, iron, calcium and copper. Pumpkin seeds are arguably the powerhouse ingredient in this recipe, with a wide variety of nutrients including protein, calcium, magnesium and antioxidants. Likewise, almonds are rich in calcium, protein and omega fatty acids, with a pleasant flavour that works well in these crackers. I made my own almond meal by pulverizing whole nuts myself, but you can always buy almond flour to save yourself a step. When purchasing your almond flour, make sure it’s unbleached and untreated.

Paired alongside some vegan cheeses and fresh fruit, these crackers will be a welcome addition to any gathering! Best of all, you’ll come out of the holidays without having any post-meal guilt or food pains! Eating well should fit into your lifestyle! Happy holidays, and remember- eat well to live well!

 

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Omega-3 Crackers
Course: Snack
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp Linseeds
  • 4 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan salt
  • 200 ml Water
  • 2 handful Almonds (blended in food processor until fine)
  • 2 tbsp Tamari Soya Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin ground
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

    2. Combine all ingredients together and mix well. 

    3. Leave for 5-10 minutes to thicken. 

    4. Spread the mixture on the tray, pressing down using  a spoon.

    5.  Bake for 20-30 minutes. 

    6. Remove from the oven, cut into crackers using a knife, flip them over and bake for another 20-3 minutes. 

    7.  Store in a sealed container for 2 weeks.

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