Saturday, March 27, 2010
Quick Snack: Broccoli and Onion Flax Cracker with Nut Cheese and Veggies
I wanted to post this to give you some ideas of what to do with the broccoli and flax crackers and nut cheese in addition to the raw pizza. As I have mentioned before I prefer to snack until dinner time. At lunchtime today we had fresh vegetable and fruit juice and this nut cheese topped cracker. Of course Dan had more than one cracker, but this with the juice one cracker was enough for me. Here is what I did.
Broccoli and Onion Flax Cracker with Nut Cheese and Veggies
1 broccoli and onion flax cracker/bread
½ tablespoon lemony pine nut and macadamia ricotta
1 grape tomato, thinly sliced
3 very thin slices of cucumber (about ¼ inch in total)
1 pinch oregano
1 pinch pepper
Spread nut cheese on cracker, top with cucumber, tomato, oregano, and pepper.
Amount Per Serving
Calories - 154.39
Calories From Fat (59%) - 91.65
Total Fat - 10.54g
Saturated Fat - 1.05g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 102.11mg
Potassium - 231.53mg
Total Carbohydrates - 11.53g
Fiber - 6.19g
Sugar - 1.4g
Protein - 5.17g
This reminds me very much of a crostini that I used to make with strained ricotta that I flavored with lemon and herbs. The nice thing about this particular recipe is that when everything is in the refrigerator it is literally a two minute item. When I am not in the mood to cook (and yes that even happens to me) I love quick things like this. It would also be good with sliced olive, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, anything you can dream up.
For those of you that are concerned about protein this one little snack has 5 grams. While that doesn’t sound like much those grams add up quickly. Since I have been getting quite a few protein emails recently I may write a post on that early next week. Hopefully I will have the time. There are so many things I want to do I know some of them will have to wait.
This one little cracker contained approximately 710IU of vitamin A, 23mg of vitamin C, 28mg of calcium, 28mcg of folate, 51mg of phosphorus and 24mg of magnesium. Considering how small this was that is quite a bit of nutrition. This is also great to have with a salad, in place of baked bread, or with a nice soup.
Today has been less productive that I had hoped, but tomorrow is another day. Finger crossed that I can make up the ground I lost today on my projects. My to-do list seems to get longer by the day.
For our new vegan reader I wanted to outline what we ate today (with recipes to follow tomorrow on a few items). We started the morning with oatmeal, topped with cinnamon, wild blueberries, ground flaxseeds and walnuts. To go with this we had our green tea with ginger and our green drink. Lunch was fresh veggie and fruit juice with this nut cheese topped cracker. Dinner was enchiladas filled with black beans, brown rice and veggies topped with tofu and tahini sauce and a fresh salsa on the side. I will post the dinner recipes tomorrow. After dinner we did have a cookie dough truffle. Even the parents approved whole heartedly of dessert. Before bed we will have another fresh veggie and fruit juice and green drink. If once I calculate all our nutrition for the day the calorie count seems light Dan may have another snack.
For now I need to get back to my to-do list. I hope to be back tomorrow morning with the recipes from dinner tonight. I have also changed our veggie and fruit juice and wanted to share that with you in addition to why I changed it. Because you all know there was a nutritional reason for the change.
I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. Talk to you again soon.