What We Eat: Flax Crackers

It has been said that flax seed is one of the world’s healthiest foods since it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, and fiber.  The only “problem” with this super food is that some find it challenging to add flax seed into their daily eating patterns.

These tasty crackers are a great way to add flax into your diet.  Dip these diet friendly crackers into hummus, load them up with salsa, or even dunk them in your favorite soup.

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Makes about six 150 calorie crackers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°.
  2. Mix all ingredients together.
  3. Spoon onto a sheet pan that is covered with lightly greased parchment paper.
  4. Roll mixture out to 1/8 inch thick.
  5. Bake until the center is no longer soft, about 15-18 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely and then cut into pieces with a cookie cutter.

Flax Crackers

The Return of Weird Wellness Trivia

Here we go again! Is there anything more fun than random wellness trivia? Nope. If it’s your first time taking one of our wellness quizzes, just take the quiz, check your answers below, and see if you’re a wellness wiz!

1) Most fast food restaurants use three distinct colors in their advertising because they stimulate hunger. Can you name those three colors?  

Color

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2) Which age group requires the most sleep?

  • Teenagers (13-19)
  • Adults (25-55)
  • Seniors (55 and older)
Sleep

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3) What is the lowest SPF level somebody should use to effectively prevent sunburns?

  • 2
  • 15
  • 30
  • 50
Sunscreen

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4) Cruciferous vegetables are widely considered to be the healthiest vegetables people can eat. Which of the following is a cruciferous vegetable?

  • Carrot
  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Cauliflower
Veggies

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5) Pepper is the top-selling spice in the world, what comes in second?

  • Mustard
  • Garlic
  • Cayenne
  • Paprika
Spices

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ANSWERS:

1) Red, Yellow, and Orange. Believe it or not, psychologists firmly believe that warm colors stimulate hunger in your brain. Crazy science!

2) Teenagers. Since teens are growing and developing at a rapid rate, most doctors believe that teens need almost as much sleep as an infant. So if you think your teen is being lazy by sleeping in, cut them some slack.

3) SPF 15. SPF 15. A sunscreen of SPF 15 blocks about 93% of UBV rays which is usually enough to prevent burning. A sunscreen of SPF 30 blocks about 97%. The benefits of using anything above SPF 30 are miniscule.

4) Cauliflower. Broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, and bok choy are other cruciferous veggies, also known as “Super Veggies.”

5) Mustard. Ok, so this isn’t really wellness related, but we thought it was a really cool trivia question. It’s food related, so why not!?

Nutrition Trivia: Which Option is Healthiest (Quiz)? Round 2

We’re at it again! We like to blend Jeopardy with wellness trivia, so we’re putting you to the test. If it’s your first time taking one of our wellness quizzes, here’s the game: we give you two food options, and you have to tell us which is healthier (or in some cases, the lesser of two evils). Give it a shot, check your answers below, and see if you’re a nutritional wiz!

Round 1) French Fries vs. Onion Rings: Which is typically healthier?

Fries vs. Rings

Round 2) Green Beans vs. Asparagus: Which is typically healthier?

Beans vs. Asparagus

Round 3) Plain Greek Yogurt vs. Plain Low Fat Yogurt: Which is typically healthier?

Greek vs. Low Fat

Round 4) Which has more antioxidants? Cherries vs. Blueberries

Cherries vs. Blueberries

Round 5) Cap’n Crunch vs. Froot Loops: Which is typically healthier?

Froot Loops vs

Answers)

1) French Fries. Ok, both are pretty darn bad. But the average serving of onion rings has about 100 more calories than fries. Plus, onion rings are loaded with sodium, sugar, and fat. Once again, both terrible options, but we had to pick a winner, so fries take the battle.

2) Asparagus. This might be too close to call, so if you stand on the green bean side of the fence, don’t get angry with us (you’re probably right too). Both are fantastic additions to your diet, but since asparagus is lower in carbs and calories, we’ll give it the slight nod. That being said, green beans are usually cheaper and easier to find fresh. So if convenience were in play, the scales might tip the other way. Don’t listen to us on this one, go ahead and make your own call (you can’t lose).

3) Greek. For those of you who thought Greek yogurt was just a trend, turns out, it has some sticking power. While both are great additions to your diet, Greek Yogurt has about half the sugar of regular yogurt. Not to mention, Greek Yogurt also has a much higher content of protein.

4) Blueberries. Remember we only asked about antioxidants. But keep in mind that both are fantastic for your overall health, and eating them as a tag-team is a great idea. Both are loaded with fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. So don’t let blueberries victory throw you off, both are great additions to your diet.

5) Froot Loops. Both have adorable mascots, and that’s about where their benefits drop off. Let’s make one thing clear, eating either of these as your primary breakfast food is a bad decision. But since Cap’n Crunch has a sugar content of about 44% and Froot Loops is around 41%, we’ll call Froot Loops the lesser of two evils (a very evil lesser of two evils).

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