We know New Years celebrations are on the cusp of indulgent holiday food season, but there’s no harm in ringing in the new year with healthy and nutritious treats. We love snacking on healthy recipes over here, and want to share a few of our favorites from 2018 that will make any New Year’s Eve party one to remember (and feel good about on January 1!).
1. Beet Hummus with Sea Salt Flackers
A juicy twist on your favorite mediterranean dip. This recipe for beet hummus adds a colorful punch to any spread. Vegan and gluten-free, too!
Bonus: beet hummus is much more Instagram-able than regular hummus.
Here’s a recipe we love to make:
1 roasted beet, cooled and peeled
2 ½ teaspoons of minced garlic
¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 big tablespoons of tahini
1 15 ounce can of chickpeas, drained
Zest from one lemon (to taste)
Juice from ½ of a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Sea Salt Flackers
Instructions: Blend the beets in a food processor. Add in the rest of the ingredients except the olive oil, and blend. Slowly drizzle the olive oil in until it’s all blended. Taste test and add in more salt and pepper or lemon zest or juice as needed. Enjoy!
Here’s our delicious and healthy gluten-free vegan party mix recipe that features your favorite Flackers flavors, coconut oil, and many wonderful vegan and gluten-free ingredients.
2. Flax Mix with Sea Salt and Savory Flackers
Definitely one of our favorite recipes from the year. For fans of Chex Mix, we put together this flax-infused party mix that is gluten-free and vegan.
1 bag of Sea Salt Flackers (roughly 2 cups)
1 bag of Savory Flackers (roughly 2 cups)
2 cups Rice Chex
2 cups Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten-free pretzels
1 cup of mixed nuts
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce* (SEE DIETARY NOTES BELOW)
5 Tbsp organic coconut oil
1 ½ teaspoons seasoned salt
1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
*Dietary Notes: Worcestershire Sauce
A typical Worcestershire sauce recipe is made with soy sauce that contains wheat and anchovies, a saltwater fish. We’ve listed a couple different brands you can use that will fit your specific dietary needs for this recipe.
Vegan: Annie’s Organic Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
Ingredients: Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Soy Sauce (Water, Soybean, Salt, Wheat, Alcohol), Cane Sugar, Tamarind, Sea Salt, Cornstarch, Xanthan Gum, Garlic, Onion, Clove, Chili Pepper.
Gluten-Free: Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
Ingredients: Distilled White Vinegar, Anchovies, Garlic, Molasses, Onions, Salt, Sugar, Water, Chili Pepper Extract, Cloves, Natural Flavorings, Tamarind Extract.
Vegan and Gluten-Free: Edward’s and Sons Organic Gluten Free Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
Ingredients: Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Wheat-Free Tamari (Water, Soybeans, Salt), Filtered Water, Cane Sugar, Salt, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Ginger Puree, Tamarind, Chili Pepper, Garlic Powder, Xanthan Gum, Shiitake Mushrooms, Allspice, Cloves, Orange Extract, Lemon Extract, Smoke Flavor, Onion Oil.
Preheat your oven to 250°. In a small bowl, mix the coconut oil if already liquid (if stored in a cold room and solid, melt the coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted), garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, Worcestershire sauce, and optional pinch or sprinkling of cayenne pepper.
Lightly break up the Flackers crackers to your snacking size preference. *Be careful not to pulverize the bag and turn them into crumbs.
Place Flackers, Rice Chex, gluten-free pretzels, and mixed nuts on a baking sheet. Pour the seasoning mix over top and mix together with a spatula until seasoning is evenly distributed.
Bake on 250° for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
Be sure to store in an airtight container.
3. Blackberry and Honey Goat Cheese with Cinnamon and Currants Flackers
These are perfectly sized hors d'oeuvres that will satisfy any partiers sweet tooth. Juicy and tangy with just the right amount of sweetness.
Cinnamon and Currants Flackers
Honey goat cheese
Spread honey goat cheese on Cinnamon and Currants Flackers crackers. Place a blackberry on top, then drizzle with honey. Serve on a party tray and watch them disappear.