Seeds, they are great for a number of reasons!
They are a source of protein, essential fatty acids, as well as Vitamin A, C, E and B vitamins. They also contain calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, manganese and selenium! (wow, they pack quite the punch!).
They are easy to sprinkle on salads, porridge, or blend in smoothies and are relatively budget friendly. I like to mix up a variety of different seeds and store them in a glass jar for easy access.
Here is a recipe you can use that combines a variety of different seeds (and thus a variety of health benefits):
Time: Approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour, including cooking time
Serves: Makes 16 crackers
½ red pepper, roughly chopped
75g sunflower seeds
150g flaxseed (also called linseeds)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tomato, chopped
1 nori sheet, crumbled or 1 tbsp nori flakes
60g sundried tomatoes
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1tsp sea salt
1tsp ground cumin
1tsp ground coriander
pinch of cayenne pepper
Juice of ½ lemon
Preheat the oven to 150C.
Place the pepper, sunflower seeds and flaxseed into the food processor and process to break up.
Add all of the remaining ingredients and process again to combine.
Spread the mixture thinly onto non-stick baking parchment. Placing another sheet of baking parchment on top, roll the mixture thinly. Place onto a baking tray. Shape into a rectangle and mark into 16 squares.
Bake for 30-45 minutes until golden and crisp.
Enjoy two crackers topped with sliced avocado, hummus, on the side of any salad or with a warming bowl of soup.
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