Here at Endurance Boise we love to eat. At the same time we know that what you put in your body has a huge effect on how you feel and how you perform as an athlete. Starting today, every Thursday we are going to post a new recipe for one of our favorite health snacks.
We encourage you to try some of these out and comment on what you think about them. If you have any healthy crackers, cookies, chips or munchies that you like to make at home, please send them to us and we will try them out and put them on the list for future posts. If you've gotten it from a book or website be sure to let us know where you got it from. Also if you have any dietary restrictions let us know and we will try to post things for everyone.
This week for our first post I am going to post one of my favorites. They are crunchy, salty and loaded with fiber and protein. What could be more appropriate for Endurance Boise than Endurance Crackers.
1/2 cup chia seeds*
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pepita seeds (or pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 cup water
1 large garlic clove, finely grated
1 tsp grated sweet onion
1/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
Herbamare & kelp granules, to taste (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 325F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, mix the seeds together. In a small bowl, mix the water, grated garlic, and grated onion. Whisk well. Pour the water mixture onto the seeds and stir until thick and combined. Season with salt, and optional Herbamare and Kelp granules, to taste. Add spices or fresh herbs if you wish.
3. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet with the back of a spoon until it’s less than 1/4 inch thick. Not to worry if a couple parts become too thin, you can just patch them up.
4. Bake at 325F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, slice into crackers, carefully flip onto other side with a spatula. Bake for another 30 minutes, watching closely after about 25 minutes. The bottoms will be lightly golden in colour. Allow to cool completely on the pan. Store in a container or plastic baggy.
Note: See the bottom of this post for where you can purchase chia seeds.
Nutritional Info: (per cracker, makes 22 large crackers): 77 kcals, 6 grams fat, 4 grams carbs, 0 grams sugar, 3 grams fibre, 3 gram protein.