Sunday, September 8, 2013

Flaxseed Crackers & Cucumber Sandwiches.

I am a huge fan of cucumber sandwiches!
In fact when I was in middle school I had my tonsils taken out and I was SO afraid to eat for a few days, but the first thing I did eat was a cucumber sandwich.
A sweet friend of mine recently mentioned that you can make cucumber sandwiches with flaxseed crackers. 
I knew I had to try some for myself, and here is a great recipe I found for garlic parmesan flaxseed crackers. 

1 cup flax seed meal

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water

Heat oven to 400 F.

{1} Mix all ingredients together.

{2} Spoon onto sheet pan, I lined mine with tinfoil. 

{3} Cover the mixture with a piece of tinfoil,waxed paper, etc. Even out the mixture to about 1/8 inch. I used a rolling pin. It's important not to let it be too thin around the edges or that part will overcook before the center firms up. So after you spread it out, remove the paper and go around the edges with your finger and push the thin parts toward the center. I then used a pizza cutter to score the cracker dough into squares, this will make it easier to break when it is finished baking.

{4} Bake until the center is no longer soft, about 20 minutes. If the crackers start to burn around the edges, remove from them from the oven and let the crackers cool completely - they will continue to crisp up.

{5} Break into pieces.

The crackers were so yummy and totally compatible with a clean eating diet. To make my beloved cucumber sandwiches I mixed 1 TBS of cream cheese with 2 TBS Greek yogurt (to lighten up the cream cheese) . 

Topped my crackers with my lite cream cheese and a cucumber slice.

Happy snacking!

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