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Flax Crackers. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I frequently look at raw diet cookbooks and websites – I don’t think there’s anything wrong with cooking food, but I love using them as a resource for healthy desserts and figuring out variations on flavors – those raw people can get super creative, and they usually only use whole foods which is great.

Flax Crackers

Case in point – they’ve been doing the flax cracker thing forever, they just dehydrate them instead of baking them. I’ve hardly ever seen a recipe for this kind of flax crackers that wasn’t raw, so I decided to see if they worked as well in a standard oven since I don’t own a dehydrator. They do! These things are awesome – super healthy (flax is all kinds of good for you), super flexible (you could season these with a ton of different flavors), delicious, and easy! And of course, vegan, gluten free, sugar free, yadda yadda yadda. The basic recipe is essentially just ground flaxseed and water – from there the flavors are up to you. Black Bean Crackers. Cook Time: 10 min.

Black Bean Crackers

We have been trying to reduce the amount of grain that we eat, but it's hard on my kids. They like to munch on crackers and the gluten free options tend to be a bit pricey. I like to make my own food wherever possible, so this seemed like a good opportunity to do that. These black bean crackers use black bean flour, which I made by tossing some dried black beans into my grain mill. The flour came out wonderfully soft and worked very well in a number of products, including these crackers! 1/2 c. black bean flour 1 Tblsp. oil 1/2-2/3 c. water salt to taste Preheat the oven to 375°. Mix the salt and bean flour together, then slowly mix in the oil. Add half the water and mix well. Drop half a spoonful of batter onto the greased cookie sheet for each cracker.

Bake for 5 minutes or until firm to the touch. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. This is me wishing it was blueberry season.

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

But, I am pretty sure that is the way most of us are feeling right about now. It’s the very last few days of winter and those can be some of the worst. I am currently looking out the window at a whiteout. So ya, I am so ready for spring. Sunshine, warmth and berries out the yazoo! Please. If you wanted to, you could use strawberries in these, really any berry or dried fruit you love would work.

9 Healthy Homemade Protein Bar Recipes. Holy grocery bills — those store-bought protein bars sure aren’t cheap!

9 Healthy Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

While protein bars can be a convenient way to fuel up before or after a workout, some varieties contain a long list of artificial ingredients and added sugars, which can do more harm than good. Luckily, these homemade protein bar recipes have none of the junk and all of the protein, thanks to energy-boosting ingredients like nuts, nut butters and protein powder. Can’t have whey? Swap in a vegan protein powder instead. Make your bars ahead of time and enjoy them all week, whether you’re snacking on-the-go or need an easy snack to pack in your gym bag. RELATED: 9 Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes 1. Crispy Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries — Dashing Dish. Gluten Free, Grain Free Cheesy Garlic Cauliflower Bread Sticks. This special recipe was created by Christi Silbaugh; author of Mom, What’s For Dinner.

Gluten Free, Grain Free Cheesy Garlic Cauliflower Bread Sticks

“When I found out my daughter had Celiac Disease, which meant she could not eat any Gluten when she was 16 years old. 18 Microwave Snacks You Can Cook In A Mug. Healthy Paleo Cracker Recipe. Salt and Pepper Crackers will satisfy your need for a healthy, crunchy snack.

Healthy Paleo Cracker Recipe

Instead of running to the store and grabbing a box of highly processed, expensive gluten-free crackers (with who knows what ingredients in them?!) You can make these Salt and Pepper Crackers. My boys and their friends says that these Salt and Pepper Crackers are the best crackers. I like them too, especially because they’re quick and easy to make. It’s even easier to make gluten-free, grain-free crackers from scratch than “regular” wheat-based crackers. Rosemary Roasted Almonds. Recently I was telling Emma about my bar snack turned homemade snack obsession, Rosemary Almonds.

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

She suggested I share the recipe on the blog, but I was scared to because it's a simple recipe and I didn't want you guys to make fun of me. (So please don't. K? Thanks!) With that said, this IS my favorite snack recipe at the moment, so I'm excited to share it with you! Almonds are, well, super boring, but these few ingredients are a complete game changer. Rosemary Roasted Almonds 2 cups raw almonds (skin on) 1 tablespoon coconut oil (*or olive oil) 1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped1 sprinkle garlic powder 1 teaspoon sea salt Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Chili Lime Roasted Almonds.