Do animal crackers count as a healthy letter A food? These animal crackers do!
1 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/4 cup flax meal
1/4 cup coconut (optional. If you don’t use coconut, use 1/2 cup flax meal so there is at least 1/2 cup more of dry ingredients.
1 TBL honey
Dash of salt
1/4 cup cold water.
Place shelled sunflower seeds in a food processor or blender. Grind until it’s the texture of coarse meal. Place seed meal into a bowl and add remaining ingredients and stir with a spoon. Spoon batter onto wax paper. Cover with wax paper and roll out with rolling pin until 1/4-1/8th inch thick. Cut out shapes (my fish is actually a leaf cookie cutter). Place shapes on greased cookie sheet. Bake in 300° oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Delicious served with sweetened yogurt.
Recipe adapted from 1981 Book by Lendon Smith, Foods for Healthy Kids . Awesome things about these animal crackers (as opposed to store bought) is that it is gluten free, dairy free, without HFCS or Trans-fats!
The sunflower seeds in these crackers make them a nutrition powerhouse! A quarter cup of Sunflower seeds provides
90% of the Daily value for Vitamin E (providing anti inflammatory benefits.)
54% of the DV for Vitamin B1
Also a good source of manganese, magnesium, copper, and tryptophan.
Contains 7 grams of protein!
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