I let you know on Facebook this week that my mom and dad jumped on the paleo wagon as well. It’s amazing to see how your own enthusiasm and rock solid faith in what you’re doing can transfer to other people and help them positively change their life and eating habits. Best thing about it: it was their own decision. In the beginning of my paleo journey I had this tendency to try to convince people that what I was doing was so awesome that everyone should do it. Haha luckily I gave that up. But now people are seeing your results. They see that you’re healthy, energetic, strong, focused, and have a better, slimmed down, body composition and they also want to try it. I guess this is the true meaning of leading by example. Even for daughters instead of parents
Paleo Snack Ideas
My dad is the cook in the house, and the first recipe that I gave him to try was from Elena’s Pantry for paleo sesame crackers. They’re used to an evening snack and to make the transition easier it can be a good idea to swap some of your favorite foods first with paleo-proof versions of it. I like Paleo Parents‘ concept of swap-remove-heal when transitioning your family into paleo. In stead of depriving your family from their favorite snacks, offer healthy paleo snack ideas as alternatives. For more tips on helping your family go paleo, check out this post by PaleoNonPaleo. If you’re looking for paleo snack ideas as well, or tasty appetizers, you might want to check out my Pinterest board for some inspiration!
Garlic Herb Crackers
I was playing around with the sesame cracker recipe as well and I wanted something with a bit more flavor to go with my paleo beet hummus, and something to nibble on as a side for one of the great soups from our Community Cookbook Winter Soups. The result: garlic herb crackers! And I just love them!! They’re crunchy, salty, with a nice garlic (but not to wild!) aroma, and the thyme just makes everything even better. Hope you enjoy them as well
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- 1 cup (150 gr) almond meal
- 1 cup (60 gr) sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 teaspoon celtic seasalt
- ¼ tsp dried thyme
- ¼ tsp dried basil
- ¼ tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- 1 egg, whisked until frothy
- In a large bowl, stir almond flour, olive oil, salt, herbs and egg until a thick dough forms.
- Use your hands to form the dough into a thick square or rectangular mass.
- Place the dough between two sheet of parchment paper and roll out to about ⅛-inch thick.
- Transfer the dough (parchment paper and all) to a baking sheet.
- Remove the top sheet of parchment and cut the dough into cracker shapes using a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
- Optional: sprinkle some additional sea salt and thyme onto the crackers and gently pat into the dough.
- Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant.
- Cool completely before separating into crackers.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.