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Super Bowl Snackies

31 Jan

Super Bowl weekend is here, which will usher-in America’s first official pig-out holiday since we all got back on the good food bandwagon.  This may be a welcome opportunity to indulge in junk food that is totally worth the cheat.  But, it doesn’t have to be a time to undo a strong clean-eating streak.

Allow me to highlight some of Heather’s and my favorite appetizers and treats which will help you continue to eat clean while celebrating your team.  Or…pretending to care about football for one night a year, as it were.  My menu will include Chunky Chipotle Chili, the ubiquitous kale and brussels sprouts salad, and stove-popped olive oil and sea salt popcorn.  Yum.

Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak Strips

Kofta Kebab Lamb Meatballs

Kofta Kebab Lamb Meatballs

Coconut Flour Pizza

Coconut Flour Pizza

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Sweet Pepper Poppers

Sweet Pepper Poppers

Sesame Date Crisps

Sesame Date Crisps

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

No-Bake Delights

No-Bake Delights

Chocolate Kahlua Torte

Chocolate Kahlua Torte

Enjoy your time with family and friends!  I hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Leigh

Crackers two ways

5 Feb

Since we started the primal lifestyle I truly have not looked back. I can easily look past bowls of pasta, insulin spiking desserts, and loaves of bread.

However, I will be the first to admit that there are times when I wish I had something to snack on besides a handful of nuts, carrots and cucumbers, or beef jerky.

So, with that said, I present almond flour crackers:  a salty version that would accompany yesterday’s baba ganoush fabulously for part of a Super Bowl spread, and a sweet version to bring back childhood memories of graham crackers and milk with Grandma.

These should come with a warning label though: only to be made on occasion and not on a regular basis, can be addictive! Even my “suspect of everything almond flour” seven year old requested I make her the “super yummy” crackers for her birthday party. Now, that is what I call proof!

 


Almond Flour Garlic and Herb Crackers
(recipe inspired by my amazingly talented sister-in-law at Roost blog)

Crackers

2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp salt + some for sprinkling
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried rosemary
2 Tbsp olive oil
2-3 Tbsp water

Preheat oven to 350. Combine dry ingredients, stir in olive oil, and slowly add in water until a sticky dough forms. Flatten dough on parchment lined baking sheet, place another sheet of parchment paper on top, and roll out to desired cracker height (for best results, roll out as even as possible to achieve uniform doneness when baking). Cut dough into desired cracker shapes. There is no need to transfer the shapes, they will break apart easily after baking. Sprinkle with sea salt and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden. Cool, break apart, and enjoy!


Almond Flour “Graham” Crackers

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2 cups almond flour
3-4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt
4 Tbsp softened butter (at room temperature)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp honey

Preheat oven to 350. Combine dry ingredients, cut in softened butter with pastry blender or fork, add vanilla and honey, and form into a ball of dough.  Place dough on parchment lined baking sheet, place another sheet of parchment paper on top, and roll out to desired cracker height (again, as uniform height as possible–although I admit to liking the “burnt” edges!). Cut dough into desired cracker shapes. Again, no need to break them apart prior to baking. Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt (this is optional but I swear my kids saw it, assumed it was sugar, and dug right in) and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. You can also optionally prick crackers lightly with fork prior to baking for a more authentic graham cracker look! Cool, break apart and enjoy before your kids clear the whole plate while you’re doing the dishes…

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