Crackers, Spreads, and Dips

Delicious home-made Crackers, Spreads, and Dips…

Flaxseed Sesame Crackers

Flaxseed Sesame Crackers

I’m always trying new ways to prepare carb-free crackers, and I’d like to share the following recipe with you. The ground sunflower seeds and the eggs create a slightly denser texture, and the cumin and paprika powder add a nice flavor. Feel free to add or replace different spices as you prefer, for example, rosemary or thyme. You can get really creative – perhaps I’ll try tomato powder next.

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Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus

Hummus is always a great snack in between or as a tapa or meze when welcoming guests at your home. In this recipe I used sweet potatoes, which are not only delicious, but also a great source of beta-carotene, which helps raise the vitamin A level in our blood. Adding olive oil helps to extract the beta-carotene benefits of this root vegetable even more.

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Almond Chocolate Spread

Almond Chocolate Spread

Try this sugar-free chocolate spread, a superfood made with raw Cacao, almond or hazelnut butter, and healthy sweetener (either Xylitol or honey). It’s just as creamy and delicious as some of the commercial products out there, but a lot healthier – perfect for the kids’ breakfast and lunchbox now that it’s back to school.

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Lentil Feta Dip

Lentil Feta Dip

I always look for carb-free or low-carb ingredients for our daily meals and snacks. In the following recipe, I found organic cooked lentils in liquid, with only 10% of carbohydrates. I combined the slightly nutty flavor of the lentils with salty feta cheese, added sour cream, coriander, and chilies. This created a delightful taste experience.

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Tuna Crème

Tuna Crème

I’m sure you know the Italian dish “Vitello Tonnato”. It’s veal with a sauce of tuna and capers, one of my favorite dishes. Since I like the taste of the creamy tuna and the saltiness of the capers, I tried a crème to go with the nutty crackers as an appetizer to accompany a nice glass of Champagne.

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