When you're on the hunt for a snack, it would be great if that thing you were hunting for was quick, healthy and filling. Amirite?
These cute snacks are just that. They are full of insanely good for you omega 3 fatty acids, and fiber which helps keep you full long after snack time is over. I love this mid-afternoon to get me through till dinner.
You can also make a tray of them as a super simple appetizer. They look cute, taste bomb, and your guests will thank you for making them healthy.
Best part is its super easy to put together. Otherwise it just wouldn't be FastBeets Approved!
The Low Down
Flackers are made almost entirely of raw, sprouted flax seeds. Making them a nutritional super hero. As you probably know I'm a huge fan of flax seeds. They are one of the best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids that we all need to reduce inflammation and encourage optimal brain & heart health. In addition flax seeds are a tremendous source of fiber, which the Standard American Diet is devoid of. In my book, flax seeds are a superhero food we all need more of.
Flax seeds by themselves are difficult for your body to digest because the outer shell is tough. What that means is if you consume regular flax seeds your body wont be able to absorb all the amazing omega 3 that flax seeds are known for. This is why normally I recommend flax seed oil or ground flax seeds, so the shell is broken down and you can digest the goodness in them.
By soaking the flax seeds in Flackers, the seeds are more easily digestible. So these crackers a real winner.
- Flackers brand flax seed crackers
- Kite Hill brand chive cream cheese
- Pitted kalamata or green olives
- Oil-free hummus (store bought or homemade)
- Add a dollop of either the cream cheese or the hummus on each Flacker. Top with a kalamata olive.
Serve. Eat. Enjoy!