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Rosemary + Thyme Seed Crackers - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Paleo

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You guys, I love crunchy foods. I don't know what it is! I am a huge texture person when it comes to food. Crunchy foods like celery, watermelon, bell peppers, romaine lettuce, carrots....oh my gosh I could eat them all day because of that satisfying crunch. 

 

When you start eating really clean though, all these snack-y crunchy foods are basically raw veggies. Sometimes you just want a cracker, am I right? Salty, crunchy, seedy....mmmmmm. I made this recipe for that exact reason. I also love dips and spreads and really needed something other than veggies to eat these with (for plating appetizers reasons). 

 

These guys are grain free (YES!), and loaded with healthy fats + fiber from olive oil, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds and almond meal. So herby, salty and delicious. 

 

WARNING: These things will disappear fast. They do in my house at least. 

 

Check out this delicious recipe of mine that just went live on Further Food. Link to the original article is here

 

Rosemary + Thyme + Himalayan Salt Seed Crackers (GF, DF, SF, Paleo)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 15

INGREDIENTS

2/3 cup ground flaxseeds*
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
¼-½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 – 3 tablespoons chopped rosemary and thyme
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup water

*It’s best to buy flaxseed whole and then grind it yourself because the oils in the seeds go rancid quickly. You can do this by blending the seeds in a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix, or a coffee grinder.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl stir together the flax seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, Himalayan salt, garlic powder, rosemary and thyme. Feel free to add in any herbs here. We chose rosemary and thyme, but feel free to add others like basil, oregano or even a spicy blend. Make it your own!

In a separate bowl, combine the almond meal, olive oil and water. Then combine both mixtures. Let this sit for a few minutes while the mixture thickens.

Pour the batter onto the parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Spread this into a thin layer – thinner than you think! If you have a thicker layer, this will turn out more like a flatbread than a cracker. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until you are able to effortlessly separate the mixture from the parchment paper.

Remove the mixture from the oven and flip the crispbread to the other side. It is helpful to line another sheet pan or cutting board with parchment paper, place it on top of the sheet containing the crackers, and then flip the pans with holding them together. Return to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes.

You can keep them in there longer if you want them crispier! Carefully remove them from the oven and allow them to cool. Then break them into pieces of desired size.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Per Serving: Calories: 201; Total Fat: 11 g; Saturated Fat: 1 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 93 mg; Potassium: 355 mg; Carbohydrate: 23 g; Fiber: 5 g; Sugar: 1 g; Protein: 8 g

Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C: 1%; Vitamin A: 0%; Iron: 11%; Calcium: 4%

 


Happy New Year + A Podcast You Have to Add to Your List

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Happy New Year everyone!

 

I hope you all had an amazing holiday season. The new year does feel quite powerful to me. While I firmly believe that we can change, start fresh and evolve at any time of any day, a fresh year does carry a bit of "oomph" with it. 

 

Personally, I'm not a resolution type of person - I think that it can bring a lot of false pressure along with it. I prefer to focus on one word for the whole year, and keep that in the back of my mind's eye. This year, I have chosen: trust. I am choosing to trust myself, the universe, and others (which I can really struggle with unfortunately). So I'm walking positively into the new year with TRUST.

 

I'd love to hear your New Year's Resolutions/words of focus/intentions! Let me know in the comments below. :) 

 

In other SUPER EXCITING NEWS! My amazingly talented sister, Caroline, has started a kick-ass podcast called "Get a Helmet". I am more than honored to be featured on the third episode. We chat all about finding balance, knowing when to push and when to allow, self love, self worth, and a bit of nutrition - alllll the good stuff. We had too much fun. A Q + A will episode will be coming soon too. Any questions you have, comment below and let us know! 

 

Download the podcast via the iPhone podcast app or listen to the podcast for free here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-3-hannah-aylward-finding-balance-tapping-in/id1320506226?i=1000398817987&mt=2

 

I love to go for super long walks and listen to my favorite podcasts. They are also the BEST for work commutes or meal prep days. 

 

Sending so much love to you all. Cheers to a fresh new year! May we show up for ourselves, work towards our dreams and have an absolute blast doing it all. 

 

xx

Hannah