When it comes to seeds they are small but pack a mighty punch from a nutrition stand point. Case in point, where would tahini be without your sesame seeds? exactly! it wouldn’t be tahini. And if you were ever in a pinch for food, and seeds were the only things available to you. I’d suggest you grab more than a handful! These little triangles or squares, you can make them into squares I won’t hold it against you. Not only taste amazing! they are great for snacking – you can use your favourite spice mix or mixed herbs to adjust the flavour to your liking.
Gluten free, dairy free, high in protein and chuck full of vitamins, minerals and fibres. Honestly, what else can I tell you that you’re going to get from munching on a couple of of them; your colon will thank you. Adding mixed seeds to your diet in the correct portions can aid in brain function, from the omega fatty oils. They can help keep your colon healthy and reduce your risk of cardio vascular disease, due to the soluble and insoluble fibres and healthy fats. And if you don’t care about those things, maybe the fact that the above mentioned properties and other nutrients they contain, will also help with hormone balance. Keep skin and hair healthy, and aid toxin removal from the body might just interest you enough to add more seeds to your diet.
Spicy Seed crispPrint Recipe
Preheat oven 200 c
Line a baking tray with cookie sheet, leave aside for later
In a large clean bowl, mix the dry and wet ingredients together thoroughly
Leave the mixture to rest for 5 – 10 minutes
Spread the mixture out in a thin but even rectangle on the prepared baking tin
Use a knife or pizza cutter to slice the mixture into squares or triangles and pray with chili oil if using
Bake for 10 minutes at 200 c, then reduce the heat to 180 c and continue baking for another 20 minutes – turning the baking tray halfway through baking
Remove from oven and sprinkle with extra harissa and allow to cool, once cooled break along cuts previously made and store in an airtight container
#Top Tip: Try sprouting your seeds before using, this is said to convert their starch in to a slow release carbohydrate, and release digestive enzymes thus aiding digestion - the sprouting action can also aid in making the nutrients within seeds more easily absorbed especially if not cooking before eating.
Till next time, EAT mindfully, DRINK responsibly, and EXERCISE your mind and body!