Yummy 5-Seed Crackers with Hummus
Snacking is not only acceptable but beneficial, especially with these 5-seed crackers and hummus. This easy snack will help you stay on track with healthy eating while curbing the mid-day munchies.
1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked for 6 hours
1 cup pumpkin seeds, soaked for 4 hours
1 cup flax seeds, soaked for 4 hours
1 cup chia seeds, soaked for 4 hours
1 cup sesame seeds, soaked for 4 hours
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp ginger minced
2 zucchini spiralized and chopped
6 carrots shredded
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 red pepper, diced
2 tbsp pizza seasoning
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp coconut aminos
Dash fish sauce (optional)
1 1/2 cup chickpeas, soaked in water for 8-9 hours and then cooked until soft
1/2 cup olive oil… add more if required (for a nutrient boost, use 1/4 cup chicken bone broth & 1/4 cup olive oil instead; for an oil-free version, substitute with 1/2 cup bone broth)
2-3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp red chili powder or cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp cumin powder/jeera powder
1/2 cup roasted and powdered white sesame seeds or 1/2 cup tahini
a few sprigs of parsley or coriander/cilantro
salt as required
Rinse the seeds in a strainer and remove excess water, place in a big bowl and add remaining ingredients, combine well.
Place the screens on your dehydrator trays and scoop one tablespoon of the mix on the tray. With the back of your fork, flatten it to the shape you want. Repeat with the remaining mix.
Dehydrate for about 10 hours or until dry and crispy. If you don’t have a dehydrator, set your oven to the lowest temperature. Follow the instructions above, spreading the mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Prop oven slightly open with a ball of aluminum foil. Leave in oven for 4-5 hours, or until the mixture appears dry. Let cool on a wire rack until completely dry and crisp.
Roast the sesame seeds and then finely powder them.
Puree the cooked chickpeas, all the spices, parsley, salt and garlic in a blender.
Add the powdered sesame seeds, lemon juice and olive oil (and/or bone broth).
Blend to a smooth paste.
For a bean-free hummus, substitute the chickpeas with cauliflower. Steam cauliflower florets until fork-tender and then purée until smooth.
What are your favorite healthy mid-day munchies? Share in the comments below!