Stay Slim Snacks ☀ Homemade Chia Flaxseed Crackers

The weekends almost here!!

Craving something crunchy but want to avoid all those processed high-sodium crackers & chips?! Whip up these simple & savory homemade chia flaxseed crackers

You can’t go wrong with this gluten-free superfood combo; flax & chia seeds! This recipe will delight your taste buds and leave you feeling energized. Not to mention, that unlike your typical grocery store crackers, these will leave you feeling full and satisfied. Enjoy!

chia-flaxseed-crackers

Ingredients:

1 C Whole Flaxseeds

1/4 C Whole Chia Seeds

1 TBS Minced Garlic

1 TBS Herbs De Provence

2 TSP Onion Powder

2 TSP Oregano

1 TSP Dried Mustard

1 TSP Black Pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a jar soak flaxseeds and chia seeds in water and refrigerate overnight or for at least 7 hours!
  2. Once the seeds have finished soaking, drain and set aside. In a large bowl combine minced garlic, and all other desired herbs & spices. Add in your chia/flaxseed mixture and mix well.
  3. Cover baking sheets with tinfoil and lightly spray with EVO. Roll out or press your paste-mixture – should be about 1/8″ thick or less (the thicker you make it the longer it will take to bake to make them crisp up!)
  4. Bake at 190 F for 3 -4 hours (but make sure you watch them!)

Helpful Tip:

I like to break them apart after about 2.5 hours (or when it starts to curl upwards) and flip them over so that they crisp evenly (as the underside is usually still a little moist). Also feel free to swap out or add any herbs or spices you want! If you don’t have Herbs De Provence try adding thyme, or rosemary and sage! You can also try adding finely diced onion. Make them your own!!

Why are these crackers so good for you?

Your typical grocery store crackers contain things like high fructose corn syrup, malt syrup, and are typically high in processed carbohydrates. It’s not like these snacks are sprinkled with crack – but they can be highly addicting. Processed foods tend not to be very nutrient dense, so it’s more difficult to reach satiety (how did I just eat half the box?). In short, they are not providing your body with sustainable nutrients so you end up eating more empty calories, to feel full and satisfied.

Find more clean stay-slim snacks here!

Enjoy!

xo

Engrid

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