Seed Crackers are a typical homemade snack at Tekne Fitness Retreats Ibiza

Healthy recipe: Seed Crackers

SEED CRACKERS

A healthy snack. Ideal for dips.

You will be the toast of the party with these easy to make crackers that can be teamed with a delicious dip. They are so versatile and tasty you can eat this party food everyday. I hope this seed crackers recipe will inspire you and be a part of your healthy lifestyle. Radha offers variations to these seed crackers as she often adapts the recipe to the retreat. It also means you never get bored of the taste as each batch can be different.

Ingredients:

* 150g sunflower seeds
* 150g pumpkin seeds
* 70g sesame seeds
* 70g linseeds
* 70g chia seeds
* ½ tsp salt

Mix all the seeds together in a bowl and cover with about half an inch of water.

Leave to soak for about 20-30 min until the chia and linseeds have developed a slimy consistency which is binding everything together.

Now spread the mix evenly and as thin as possible onto a baking tray, lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for about 25-35 minutes at 150-160 °C.

Take them out and break them into large pieces, return to the oven and bake for another 20-30 minutes until crispy and slightly golden. Once they are cooled down they are ready.

They will keep if stored in an airtight container.

Food at Tekne Fitness Retreats is always fresh and homemade.

Cracker creations by Radha at one of our retreats, in Ibiza

Variations

  • Garlic: Crush or finely chop a clove of garlic and add into the seed mix once soaked.
  • Herbs: Finely chop some rosemary and thyme and add into the seed mix once soaked.
  • Salt: Add some flakes of sea salt on the top before you bake them.
  • Chilli: Add a good pinch of chilli flakes or powder into the seed mix once soaked.
  • Cumin: Add 1-2 tsps of whole cumin seeds to the seeds

A healthy habit is any behavior that benefits your physical, mental, and emotional health. These habits improve your overall well-being and make you feel good. By introducing these healthy crackers you will be tightening up your diet. Through these small changes over time will yield great results.

Our guest always feel energized and rejuvenate after a Tekne retreat in Ibiza, following our fitness programme that combines exercise and clean eating, you can take home all these ideas and adapt them to your own routines.

Radha is a passionate chef, specialised in health retreat cooking with a broad range of experience across the catering industry. She loves creating nourishing, healthy food full of flavour.
Abs are made in the kitchen

Healthy 6 Pack Snacks, plus Tekne Humus Recipe

Everyone knows “abs” are made in the kitchen: Although exercise is essential, you cannot out train a bad diet. The secret to tightening up your diet is being prepared.

Healthy Snacks: Real Fast Food is so Easy

Bliss balls are at typical snack at Tekne Fitness Retreats Ibiza: delicious, rich in protein and quickly prepared.

Bliss balls are a typical snack at Tekne Fitness Retreats Ibiza: delicious, rich in protein and quickly prepared.

Snacks are key to maintain a healthy diet. If you don’t structure your meals you are at the mercy of snacks disguised as healthy, i.e. serial bars “low in Fat” but stacked full of sugary syrups. Sugar spikes are the enemy to a flat tummy.

However, if you have a snack in your bag you won’t even notice these imposters. You cannot get faster than a snack box in your bag:

  1. Chopped apples with lemon juice
  2. Almonds just 6 little almonds will fill you up
  3. Chopped vegetables
  4. Boiled Eggs
  5. Humus (see recipe below)
  6. Bliss balls

All of these snacks are delicious and filling and you can make your own.

Make 2 boxes of snacks the night before and pop them in your bag.

Recipe: Delicious Tekne Humus

 Tekne Humus is nutritious and delicious. Try out by yourself!

Humus is nutritious and delicious. Try out by yourself! The recipe comes from Jose, in-house chef at Casa Tekne and creator of Tekne cuisine

Serves 3-4 portions, cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 x 400g can of chickpeas (reserve the liquid and a few chickpeas for decoration)
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp crushed sea salt
  • 3 tbsp quality extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Paprika (optional)
  • Coriander or parsley leaves (optional)

Rinse the chickpeas in cold water and pour into the food processor. Add the tahini, crushed garlic, salt, lemon juice and seven tablespoons of the reserved liquid from the cans. Turn on the food processor and slowly pour in the oil while.

When the mixture is fully combined and smooth, tip it into a serving dish. Add some more extra virgin olive oil and decorate with a few whole chickpeas. Sprinkle with paprika and finely chopped coriander or parsley leaves, for colour.

Why Snacking is GOOD

Many people when they want to lose fat will simply stop eating and will definitely stop snacking. This in my view leans towards a slowing metabolism and poor energy levels. Snacking actually spurs on your metabolism and stops you getting that empty feeling that drives you to eat high salt high sugar food.

Also when you sit down at lunch you won’t be in a sugar crash or so ravenous the fish and chips look the best thing on the menu.

Our food philosophy at Casa Tekne is not to starve people, but to inspire you to eat well make fat loss enjoyable.

WHEN TO SNACK

Snack at 11 am and 4 pm. You will find you are much more able to stick to a regular eating programme.

Des is the founder and head coach at Tekne Fitness Retreats Ibiza. He is a gymnast with over 20 years extensive coaching experience. His specialty lies in inspirational and fun teaching techniques for all ages.