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Why eat whole grains, legumes (beans & lentils), nuts, & seeds?

Video: DIY whole grain mix for homemade crackers and chips

This video shows how to make your own custom whole grain mix, a key ingredient in the cracker and chip recipes in my book, “Crunch! Whole Grain Artisan Chips and Crackers.”   The mix of grains left whole has a one-year … Continue reading

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These are every bit as delicious as they look!  If you bake these Crunch! Whole grain artisan chips and crackers at home, you won’t be tempted by unhealthy, fattening factory food chips & crackers.  

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Over 20 kinds of grain, lentil, bean, rice, corn, and nut flours to make chips & crackers from

Delicious and Nutritious — look at the many kinds of grains, beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds you can combine to make really tasty chips and crackers. Chip or Cracker What? Grind in Coffee & Spice Mill Stores: Packaged or bin … Continue reading

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Why Homemade Chips & Crackers?

Learn a quick and simple way to bake them in the new book, Crunch!  Whole Grain Artisan Chips & Crackers.  Authored by Oakland’s Alice Friedemann, Crunch!  is based on five years of nutritional research and kitchen experimentation, and includes scores … Continue reading

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Why store-bought chips are the worst foods, and cost up to 25 times more than healthy home-made

I have a break-down of what a simple Alice Cracker recipe costs to make here: “Cost, Calories, & Nutrition in Crunch! Alice Crackers versus Commercial Crackers“.  Also compare the nutrition in “Fritos Original Corn Chips Nutrition versus Homemade Corn Chips“. … Continue reading

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Whole Grains reduce heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and more

The March 2008 Consumer Reports says that eating whole grains is the #1 action you can take to improve your health (besides quitting smoking). Repeated studies over decades have shown that whole grains can reduce your risk of stroke by … Continue reading

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Whole Grains, Nuts, Seeds, Legumes the best way to get enough calories

What, are you kidding? While those of us both having access to the internet and deeply interested in evidence-based nutrition are probably wealthy enough to worry about obesity, most of the world now and in the past suffered period starvation, … Continue reading

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Roasted Whole grain and legume Chips & Crackers are very tasty

When you roast the flours of grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts in chips and crackers, they don’t need any salt, sugar, or fat to be tasty.  Just like roasted vegetables, the roasted flavors are really delicious, roasting greatly enhances the … Continue reading

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Save money, gain health: make your own crackers

Why would you ever buy obesity, diabetes, heart-attack, and stroke inducing industrial chips and crackers when you can make your own for so much less money? Here’s a detailed breakdown of the cost difference: Cost, Calories, & Nutrition in Crunch! … Continue reading

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Why Industrial food can never be as good as what you make at home

Michael Moss, author of “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us“, doesn’t believe commercial food can ever be healthy, because corporations must make profits for shareholders, and the way they do that is finding your “bliss point” with … Continue reading

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