Way Better Sprouted Snacks + Recipes

What do you get when you add sprouted whole grains & seeds to a tortilla chip? A Way Better Snack!

I love trying gluten-free products. For me to even try them, they have to be full of healthy ingredients.

Way Better Tortilla Chips are made from ingredients like sweet potato, organic blue corn, organic sprouted flaxseed, quinoa and sprouted daikon radish.Radish_SeedBowl1

Why are sprouted grains better?

“Research has confirmed what has been known for centuries – seeds, grains and beans are outstanding nutritional food sources. What isn’t well known is, without exception, they are all difficult to digest and their nutrients are poorly absorbed. Every seed, grain and bean has natural enzyme inhibitors and barriers like phytic acid, lectins, tannins and others which are designed specifically to interfere with digestion and absorption.

This means the seed can be eaten, pass through the body and still grow into a plant.  This is nature’s way of ensuring animals, birds and humans distribute seeds.  For example, when a person consumes whole flaxseeds in a Snack product, or bakery product, there is actually little nutritional benefit.  In addition, to these inhibitors, the seed is whole, and when it comes to the absorption and digestion of nutrients, the smaller the particle, the better the digestion.

The way to overcome the problems created by these inhibitors is to sprout the seed. Sprouting creates enzymes which start the seed on its way to becoming a plant.  When seeds begin to grow, the natural enzyme inhibitors that protect them from being digested are no longer present.  It also reduces or eliminates all of the other antinutrients found in raw seeds. Sprouting biologically activates the seed.  The plant proteins, essential fatty acids, starches and vitamins are now BIOAVAILABLE for human digestion, resulting in better nutrient absorption.”

What are the benefits from sprouting?

-Increased antioxidants

-Increased vitamins and minerals

-Increased digestibility

-Increased nutrient absorption

We don’t eat a lot of snack foods, but every now and then we want to snack on something healthy. These tortilla chips have a nice crunch and texture and have been a hit in my household.

At Delicious Alternatives we love creating recipes, so we decided to come up with some recipes using ‘Way Better Sprouted Tortillas’ to see if they could replace bread crumbs and other items in recipes.

This is what we created. We hope you love these recipes as much as we do. Please comment below how you enjoy using Way Better Sprouted Tortilla Chips in your recipes.

Shake n Bake Pork Loin Chops

2/3 cup Way Better Multi-Grain Tortilla Chips

½ tsp garlic salt

¼ tsp paprika

.226kg pork loin chops ( 2 small pork loin chops)

1 tbsp olive oil

Place chips in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Add in garlic salt and paprika and shake well. Place chops in the bag and coat with crumbs. Place chops in a lightly oiled oven proof dish- top with any excess crumbs. Bake 375F for 15 minutes or until done.

Original Recipe by Shirley Plant

 

Sweet Chili Chip Jalapeno Appetizerschili pepperschili peppers

10 jalapenos approximately the same size
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup crushed Way Better Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips
1/2 cup lime juice
zest of one lime
1/4 cup crushed walnuts
2 tbsp bacon bits
sea salt
pepper

Heat oven to 350F. Half, core and remove seeds of the jalapenos. Cover the bottom of a 9 x11 inch baking dish with approximately 1/4 inch water and place jalapenos in the dish (cut side up). Bake for approximate 20 minutes or until soft. If you want the appetizer spicier cook until al dente; monitoring frequently by using a fork to pierce the jalapeno. Remove from oven and let cool.

In a pan, heat the oil and add onion, red pepper and mushrooms and cook until soft. Remove from heat. Add crushed Sweet Chili Chips, lime juice, lime zest, crushed walnuts, bacon bits, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

Stuff each jalapeno with approximately 1 tbsp of stuffing and place in a dry baking dish. Return to 350F oven for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Serve immediately

Original Recipe by Helen Niezgoda

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450g ground lamb
450g ground pork
225g ground lean beef
1 large onion minced
3 cloves finely chopped garlic
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup crushed Way Better Snacks (Sweet Chili Chips)
pinch of chili powder
sea salt
ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350F
Mix all ingredients together. Shape into 1 1/2 inch diameter balls. Place balls in a pan and bake for 45 minutes. Turning once.

Original Recipe by Helen Niezgoda

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About the Author

Written by: Shirley Plant
Shirley Plant is a nutritionist and the author of Finally… Food I Can Eat, a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies, and those looking for healthy, tasty recipes. Shirley offers dietary counselling and menu planning through Delicious Alternatives.

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One Comment

  1. I’m going to try the shakenbake pork chops- I miss shake and bake with my allergies- thanks for the idea

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