Being on the Body Ecology Diet, and having so many restrictions: (sugar, fruit, grains, dairy, beans (including peanuts), starchy veggies, sweet veggies, soy, mushrooms, tomatoes, alcohol, vinegars (except for apple cider vinegar), and caffeine), snacking can be a bit difficult. Convenience foods are a no-go. Pretty much anything store-bought is out!
Crispy crunchy outside!
Soooo, I have to make my own snacks! You already know about my nut addiction:) but, I have several other snacks I enjoy too!
Sweet Cinnamon Millet Crackers
crispy and fabulous!
Garlicky Buckwheat Crackers
great garlic kick!
and Zucchini Fries!
healthy and delicious!
These satisfy any sweet or salty craving you may experience during the day!
And, these are healthy and delicious! Gluten Free, and Body Ecology Diet friendly with Vegan Options!
Lets start with the Sweet Cinnamon Millet Crackers!
Sweet Cinnamon Millet Crackers!
Here’s what you need:
1/2 cup millet, cooked in 1 cup water 1 egg white, (Vegan option: 1 flax/chia egg) 1/4 cup almond flour 1/2 tsp cinnamon 15-20 drops pure liquid stevia (BED use alcohol free) pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook your millet until it absorbs all the liquid, about 20-25 minutes. Then, fluff with a fork and let cool. In the mean time, Cut 6 medium-sized rectangles of parchment paper. Once your millet is cooled, add it to a bowl with the rest of your ingredients. Mix well to combine. Spoon 1/3 of the “batter” onto 1 piece of parchment. Put another piece of parchment on top and spread it out as thin as you can. LEAVE THE TOP PAPER ON…it will be a parchment paper sandwich! Repeat with the other 2 thirds of the batter. Bake (as a parchment sandwich) for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. When you take them out, the parchment will fall right off! Once cooled, break into chips! MMM!!
Next: The Garlicky Buckwheat Crackers!
Garlicky Buckwheat Crackers!
Here’s what you need:
1/2 cup buckwheat, cooked in 1 cup vegetable stock 1 egg white (Vegan option: 1 flax/chia egg) 1/4 cup almond flour healthy pinch of salt a sprinkle of garlic powder – a scant 1/4 tsp — a little goes a long way!!
The directions are the same as the millet!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook your buckwheat until it absorbs all the liquid, about 6-8 minutes (that’s it!!). Then, fluff with a fork and let cool. In the mean time, Cut 6 medium sized rectangles of parchment paper. Once your buckwheat is cooled, add it to a bowl with the rest of your ingredients. Mix well to combine. Spoon 1/3 of the “batter” onto 1 piece of parchment. Put another piece of parchment on top and spread it out as thin as you can. LEAVE THE TOP PAPER ON…it will be a parchment paper sandwich! Repeat with the other 2 thirds of the batter. Place them on 2 baking sheets and bake (as a parchment sandwich) for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. When you take them out, the parchment will fall right off! Once cooled, break into chips! MMM!!
One good way to tell they are ready to take out of the oven, is that the top parchment paper will pull away from the cracker and look wrinkled and golden! :)
Finally, the Zucchini Fries!
Here’s what you need:
1 zucchini, sliced into “fries” 1 egg white (vegan option: plain almond milk) 1/2 cup almond flour salt and pepper Olive oil spray
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. After you prep your zucchini, set up your breading station: You’ll need 2 bowls, and your olive-oil-sprayed baking sheet. In one bowl, put your egg white (or almond milk), in the other, put your almond flour (mixed with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper). Coat your zucchini in the egg, then coat it with the almond flour, and then place it on your baking sheet. Your hands will get messy — just embrace it! :)
Bake for about 25 minutes, until golden brown, flipping half way through! Sprinkle with salt and enjoy!
with a kiss of sweetness:)
These snacks are so delicious!! First, the Sweet Cinnamon Millet Crackers are just fabulous! They have just a kiss of sweetness that is so delightful! And they are crispy, delicate and delicious! These are great with nut butter too:) Millet is a gluten-free grain, and one of the 4 legal grains on the Body Ecology Diet! Packed with protein and fiber!
Major Crunch Factor!
Next, the Garlicky Buckwheat Crackers are outrageous. My dad LOVES these — and so do I! The are super crunchy! Whereas the millet crackers are crispy and delicate, these are hearty with a great *crunch* factor! They have an awesome flavor — complex and savory from the veg stock, with a fabulous garlic kick! They are so amazing! Despite its name, buckwheat is another Gluten Free grain that’s BED legal and protein packed!
gorgeous golden almond crust!
Finally, the Zucchini Fries! These little gems are awesome! They have a crispy-crunchy outside with a beautifully chewy center! And the outside is deliciously nutty from the almonds. A plate of these is so satisfying and scrumptious!!