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Crunchy Bits of Energy

So excited to share this recipe!

Recently I asked my members to submit their own healthy creations as part of my Healthy Holiday Recipe Challenge.

I was blown away by all the yummy and healthy recipes that were shared.

This recipe was in the top five out of hundreds of entries! Thanks to Forever Fit Club member, Laurie Bigelow Smith of Richfield, Minnesota who submitted this crunchy goodness.

Laurie writes:I love crunchy crackers especially with soup and chili season here. I usually have a couple in the A.M. with almond butter before I workout. The original recipe that inspired me was from Ohsheglows.com

Crunchy Bits of Energy

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried parsley
1 large garlic clove grated
1 inch ginger grated (2 tsp ground)
1/2 inch turmeric grated (1 tsp ground)
1/4 tsp coarse salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 cup water

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DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F

Place all ingredients in a bowl (use stainless steel or glass if using turmeric, it stains), combine until all liquid is absorbed (there should be no pool of liquid at the bottom, add a couple more tbsp of chia seeds if it’s not absorbing it all)

On a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, scoop seed mixture onto paper and using the back of a spoon and your fingertips push the mixture over the pan. It should cover most of the cookie sheet. You want to be sure to push it out from the middle. You want it to be thinner so they get crispy.

Bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes, remove and using a pizza cutter cut into strips, turn each strip over and place back in the oven, bake and check at 5 min intervals until crispy and light brown. It will take about 20 more minutes and they should break easily when done.

Remove and cut crosswise with the pizza cutter, they should snap or break pretty easily. Store in an airtight container and if they get soft, toss them in the oven for five minutes.

Laurie adds: “The “leftover” crumbs in your container are great for “breadcrumbs” for chicken, fish and cauliflower steaks or to add to your salad. The toppings are endless! I love almond butter and apples, slices of avocado or hummus!”

Yours in health,

Danette

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