Easy Homemade Flax Crackers

Easy Homemade Flax Crackers

This is hands down the easiest recipe I know! These crackers are super crispy, tasty, and nutritious. It’s the perfect addition to any snack platter (with hummus and guacamole, yum!). Crumbled, the crackers work really well as healthy croutons in salads too. 

The basic recipe for Flax Crackers is just flax seeds and water. Flax seeds are full of fiber and omega-3. Fiber helps with a proper digestion and omega-3 can help prevent cardiovascular disease, but that is kind of a complicated story. In the end, these crispy crackers just taste really good. Go try and make them! 

– 2 cups of flax meal
– 1/2 cup of water

For a cheesy version add:
– 1 tbsp of nutritional yeast (for a cheesy flavour)
– 1 tsp of rosemary
– 1 tsp of thyme
– pinch of salt

For a spicy version add:
– 1 tsp of garlic powder
– 1 tsp of chili flakes
– ½ tsp of cayenne pepper
– pinch of salt

Start by preheating your oven to 200ºC. Then make your own flax meal by blending 2 cups of whole flax seeds in your food processor until a flower forms. Add water, and all the herbs and/or spices that go with the version you like. Spread the mixture thinly on parchment paper and use a knife to already form them into crackers. Place the mixture in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. After you have taken the crackers out of the oven and they have cooled down slightly (the crackers get more crispy when they cool down) they are ready for that yummy snack platter. Enjoy!




Healthy simple home made ice cream

Can you believe that with just one ingredient you can make a vegan, gluten-free, dairy-allergic ice cream?

Wait, what?  Healthy ice cream?

Yes! I can promise you girls it exists! And all I can say is, let’s go bananas!

With just 3 ripe bananas, a freezer and a blender, you can have the perfect healthy dessert for the sunny days and even for those gloomy ones during a difficult break-up. Eating bananas is a great energy booster, it also protects you against muscle cramps during and after workouts – thanks to the high levels of potassium. And of course it is a great substitute for us ice cream lovers!

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Peel 3 ripe bananas and slice them thickly.
  2. Put them into the freezer until they are solid (about 2 hours).
  3. Add them into the blender. When you start mixing you can also add a bit of water, it helps the process! The mixing part might take a moment, but don’t worry because before you know it, the mix will suddenly become a creamy, rich, ready to eat ice cream. Easy right?
  4. Now you can serve it right away and enjoy!




With only bananas you can get this great ice cream texture and of course you can be creative with it! My friend and I decided to keep half of the ice cream in the blender and added frozen berries. We ended up with two great flavours to enjoy.

It is a very good friend of mine who shared this recipe with me, she also told me for when I need inspiration to follow nanaicecream on Instagram for more vegan banana ice cream pictures,

Now, it  is time to enjoy!


Zucchini spaghetti

From now on I will post every Wednesday a healthy version of all my personal guilty pleasures. Would you like to see the healthy version of your personal guilty pleasure? Please leave a moment below and maybe I will pick yours and post it on the website! 

I have an absolute delicious dish for you to introduce this new weekly post: zucchini-spaghetti! Before I changed my entire lifestyle I could eat plates full of spaghetti. As a result, I ate way too many calories and ended up feeling bloated. I’m still hooked on Italian food and only thinking about it makes my mouth water…Unfortunately it’s not really clean, obviously. That’s why I came up with this great healthy alternative so you can enjoy without feeling guilty! These green strings are in fact super healthy and are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. In addition, it contains way fewer calories, which is a good thing!

p.s. for my beloved man I used whole wheat spaghetti instead of the zucchini-spaghetti. Obviously still very healthy because of all the fresh ingredients.


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Strawberry-chocolate oatmeal

There’s no doubt that you can’t kick off the week better than with strawberries and chocolate.. And Studentenvoer brings you the healthy recipe for a bowl of oatmeal!

What do you need?
– Half a bowl of oatmeal
– Half a bowl of soymilk
– 1 tsp raw cacao powder
– A handful of strawberries
– 1 homemade chocolate heart (see their page for this recipe) or 1 piece of dark chocolate

What do you do?
In order to prepare this bowl of heavenly goodness, you:
1. Mix the oatmeal and cacao powder thoroughly
2. Add the soymilk and stir it until it has mixed.
3. Put the bowl in the microwave for about 2 minutes and 30 seconds
4. Take it out of the microwave and mix it again
5. Decorate it with the strawberries and put the piece of chocolate in the middle.

Enjoy this awesome breakfast and kick ass!

Oh, before you go, did you know about these amazing benefits of raw cacao powder?
Raw cacao powder…
– Makes you lose weight
– Improves your blood circulation
– Lowers your blood pressure
– Stimulates the kidneys and enhances digestion
– Helps patients who have no appetite, kidney stones or anemia
– Protects against free radicals and other destroying molecules, which are known to be the source of strokes and heart diseases
– Results in less deaths with regard to heart diseases

Quinoa salad with avocado, crab stick and mango

Why is quinoa the new health food superstar? While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom (Huffingtonpost). If that`s no reason to start eating quinoa, I don`t know what is!

With quinoa you can vary as much as you want, but my all time favorite is this recipe with avocado, crab sticks and mango. (Inspired by Iowagirleats)

Ingredients (2 servings)

2 cups quinoa, rinsed very well
200 gram crab sticks
1 mango, chopped,
1 avocado, chopped
1 spring onion, chopped
2 table spoons grated old cheese

For the lemon-honey vinaigrette

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1- ½ lemons)
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 minced garlic clove
1 tablespoon honey
Salt & pepper


  • First, rinse the quinoa well under cold running water. Bring water to a boil in a pan,  add a dash of salt and the rinsed quinoa. Place a lid on top then turn heat down to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Keep a close eye on it, because if you overcook, it gets sticky. When the quinoa is finished, fluff with a fork then transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl combine cooked quinoa, crab, mango, avocado, grated cheese and green onion then season with salt.
  • Add the ingredients for lemon-honey vinaigrette into a small bowl and stir. Then add the vinaigrette to the rest of the salad.

I promise, you`re in for a real treat!


Sugar free, gluten free granola

We absolutely ♥ granola, but unfortunately most of them contain tooooo much sugar and artificial ingredients. And that, we don’t like! But no fear, because we found this recipe on Inlovewithhealth.nl to make your own sugar free, gluten free granola. Ain’t that a trip?!

Ingredients for six servings

This is how we do it: 

  • Preheat the oven at 170°C
  • Whip up the egg whites
  • Add the gingerbread spices and stevia and mix it up
  • Add the nuts and seeds to your mix gently
  • Put a baking sheet on your baking tray and spread out your mix
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes. Stir everything carefully and bake for another 15 minutes
  • Turn off the oven and let it cool down in the oven

You can vary this granola with dried fruits, coconut, cinnamon, dark chocolate or goji berries . The sky is the limit! 


Clean eating recipe: Chocolate Mug Cake

We’re always on the look out for inspiration on blogs and today we fell in love with the Mug Cake we found on Runninglau.com! This delicious clean eating recipe is so easy and so ‘Chocolaticious’ you just can’t say no. And seriously, who says no to chocolate?! 

About Runninglau.com

Laura, the owner of the blog runninglau.com has two passions: running and healthy food. On her awesome blog  you can find tips on health, how to work out and scrumptious healthy recipes. So if you’re a professional runner or someone that really wants to start running, but doesn’t know how to? This is the place to be! Check out her website, of follow her on Facebook, Instagram or Tumblr.


What do you need for 1 mug cake:

For the cake:
1 small banana
1 egg
20 gr oats
1 tbsp honey or agave sirop
1 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
Olive oil/ Coconut oil

For the topping:
2 tbsp greek yoghurt (0% fat)
Handfull of blueberries

– Mix the oats with a blender or mixer untill it’s more of a powder
– Mash the banana untill it’s a blurry substance, and add this to a bowl.
– Add the oats, cocoa, honey, cinnamon and baking powder
– Keep stirring, untill it’s a smooth batter
– Grab one of your favourite mugs- and make sure you oil the inside of the mug carefully before adding the batter
– Put the mug in the microwave for at least 2,5 minute at 750ww (The cake will rise and fall apart several times while in the microwave)
– After about 2,5 minutes it will stop rising- or falling- and it’s time to get your mugg out!
– Turn it upside down on a plate, or enjoy it from the mug itself. The mug is very hot!
-Mash the blueberries and mix with the greek yoghurt. Add some stevia if necessary.


Paleo muffins recipe – more inspiration

It’s definitely one of the food trends of the past year, but what exactly is Paleo? Paleo is not a new diet (you know how we feel about diets), it’s a lifestyle that has been around for many years. Paleo draws its core principles from our hunter-gatherer, ancestral lifestyle and it’s a healthy way that works with your genetics to help you stay lean, strong and energetic. And the recipes are so delicious. Try these mean Paleo muffins, they are super easy to make and very tasty.  Try them and let us know what you think.

First, preheat your oven at 200. You’ll need these ingredients for 12 muffins:

– 200 gram quark
– 2 eggs
– 20 gram flax seed
– 50 gram vanilla whey protein
– 2,5 cups oatmeal
– 1 cup apple sauce (without added sugar)
– 27 almonds
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 teaspoon almond extract

So now all you have to do is mix everything together, chop the almonds and add them to your mix. Divide the mix in your muffin cups and bake them on 200 °C. How easy is that?! Enjoy your delicious and healthy muffins!

Healthy fries recipe

Clean eating healthy fries recipe

Who loves fries? We love fries! My guilty pleasure is without a doubt French fries. Luckily there are a lot of clean and healthy options, like these celeriac fries for a guilt free treat from one of our favorite recipe websites foodness.nl.

What you need:

  • 2 tblsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1tsp paprika powder
  • 1 whole celeriac

Preheat the oven at 22 degrees. Wash the celeriac, peel them and cut into nice and even long pieces. Mix the paprika, curry and olive oil in a bowl and add the celeriac. Make sure they are evenly spread with a layer of the oil mixture by using your hands and flipping them in the bowl.

Bake them on a tray with baking paper for 25 minutes. Don’t forget to flip them over at 12 minutes.

Doesn’t this healthy recipe sound easy enough? Bon appetit!

(Source: Foodness.nl)

Clean eating: quinoa, goat cheese, pumpkin recipe

I love goat cheese, I love quinoa, I love pumpkin and we all love clean eating recipes. So I came up with this clean and somewhat paleo friendly recipe to combine the three! One night it was all I had in my fridge plus some plain yoghurt and I thought I would give it a try.

What you need to prepare this clean eating quinoa recipe from scratch:

  • Biological pumpkin
  • Quinoa
  • Honey
  • Goat cheese (I used chevre)
  • Plain or greek yoghurt
  • Sea salt, pepper and olive oil

First pre-heat the oven at 200 degrees. Wash the pumpkin and cut into small parts. Add some fresh salt and peper and a drizzle of olive oil. Then place in the oven for 15 minutes. Now prepare the quinoa like the package describes.

Open the oven and add the goat cheese and a drizzle of honey on the pumpkins, leave for another 5 minutes in the oven to make the goat cheese nice and soft.

Serve the quinoa with some plain yoghurt and topped with the pumpkin, goat cheese and some extra honey for the sweet tooth.

The fly, jump, kick, flip and stunt quinoa salad

When someone says lunch, we say: where is the bread?! Although whole wheat bread has many great nutritious qualities, it’s also high in carbs and not meant to cover 30% of your daily intake. Personally, I love bread; it’s delicious, easy, goes well with Nutella and fills me up. In search for an alternative, it had to cover most the above criteria (bye bye Nutella).  I came up with this truly delicious easy quinoa salad!

What do you need:

  • 1 1/2 cup Quinoa (white)
  • 1/3 Eggplant
  • ½ Pepper (for Dutchies paprika;))
  • 80 gram Macademia nuts (or another nut you like)
  • 6 dates
  • Low fat plain yoghurt
  • Salade of your choice (we chose arugula)

Prepare the quinoa by following the instructions on the container. Cut the eggplant and pepper in small thin pieces. Remove the pit in the dates and cut in small pieces.  Add all ingredients with your quinoa, serve on a bed of salad and add some yoghurt on top.

I made this quinoa salad as a side dish for dinner on Sunday and took leftovers to work. Make this recipe your own by choosing veggies and nuts of your choice. You can also add fruit.

Bon appetite!