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Nutty Carrot Flatbread

There aren't many snack foods around that can be purchased off the shelf that are both good for you and don't have too much sugar, fat or salt.  Found this recipe in "Parents" magazine and have been making it ever since.  Cut into slices right in the cookie sheet, this is a hearty and satisfying snack. Also, the recipe is grain-free.   (I cut way back on the oregano as a personal preference.)

 

Nutty Carrot Flatbread

Grain-Free Veggie Bread

 

 This bread looks rather thin and dense. Pop slices into a toaster oven for crispy edges or wrap in foil for soft, warm slices.

 

Nutty Carrot Flatbread

 

Active time: 15 Minutes   Total:  1 hour

 

2 oz dry-roasted, unsalted almonds (about ½ cup)

3 oz unsalted pumpkin seeds (about ½ cup), toasted

2-3/4 oz dry-roasted, unsalted sunflower seed kernels (about ½ cup)

21 oz carrots (about 5 large), cut into ½ inch-thick slices

1 tsp chopped fresh oregano

½ tsp. ground cumin

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

½ tsp sea salt

2 large eggs

2 large egg whites

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Pulse almonds in a food processor until very finely chopped. Add pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds and pulse 5-6 times or until coarsely chopped. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Place carrots in food processor; process until very finely chopped. Add carrots and remaining ingredients to almond mixture, stirring to combine.
  3. Press carrot mixture in a thin layer onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 400 F for 25 minutes or until bread is firm and golden. Cool in pan or wire rack. Cut bread into 12 pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories: 139

Protein: 6g

Carb: 6g

Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 2g

Chol: 89mg

Iron: 1mg

Sodium: 140mg

Calc: 45mg

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I've made that and even posted about it here.

I thought it was excellent, except the almonds gave me an instant headache.. but that's just me, it was very good.

 

Enjoy.

 

~ house cat ~
los angeles, california
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@house_cat Off topic, I know, but speaking of headaches.......... how are you making our with yours?  Did you ever end up getting the botox for migraines?  If so, has it been working for you?

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@Citrine2

 

I recently had my third Botox treatment.  It hasn't helped, but it hasn't made it worse, so I'm going to stick with it for as long as my insurance will cover it. It's very expensive and my copay is quite high, but there is a program that helps with the cost.  They say the effects may be cumulative, so it may help more as I have further treatments.

 

I've been seeing a headache specialist, as well as my neurologist.  I'm currently on Lyrica.. again, not helping, but I'm on a very low dose to start with.  He also told me to take this supplement, Gliacin. I've taken MANY supplements before this, but he said this is excellent for controlling inflamation, if anyone else here is dealing with that.  It's also expensive but I'll try it for a few months.

 

My neurologist told me this week that something new is coming out later this year. It's not pain relief, it's a preventative that you take once every two weeks.  He didn't know a great deal about it at this point, but he will soon and certainly I'll try it.

 

Thank you for asking, by the way.

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@house_cat Gee, I was hoping you'd have better results.  That's so disappointing when you keep trying meds and various treatments, and nothing seems to help.  I know in my case that I was going to one of the top headache centers in the country and yet they couldn't help me (at least not on a permanent basis).  So frustrating.  

 

I'm going to look up that supplement you suggested.  Wishing you continued good luck!

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@sfnative@ thanks for posting this! This would also be a great healthy bread for those of us who are diabetic and can't have gluten! House_cat had posted something similar when she was doing the Whole 30

 

.....speaking of @house_cat, my heart goes out to you. I am going to research this supplement.  I don't have migraines, but inflammation is an issue.  The name has me intrigued: it makes me think of GLIAL cells-specialized cells in your central nervous system....I doubt there's a connection, but I am curious.

 

Out of curiosity, is biofeedback on the table as an option? It takes time and commitment, but I believe in it....

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house_cat wrote:

@Citrine2

 

I recently had my third Botox treatment.  It hasn't helped, but it hasn't made it worse, so I'm going to stick with it for as long as my insurance will cover it. It's very expensive and my copay is quite high, but there is a program that helps with the cost.  They say the effects may be cumulative, so it may help more as I have further treatments.

 

I've been seeing a headache specialist, as well as my neurologist.  I'm currently on Lyrica.. again, not helping, but I'm on a very low dose to start with.  He also told me to take this supplement, Gliacin. I've taken MANY supplements before this, but he said this is excellent for controlling inflamation, if anyone else here is dealing with that.  It's also expensive but I'll try it for a few months.

 

My neurologist told me this week that something new is coming out later this year. It's not pain relief, it's a preventative that you take once every two weeks.  He didn't know a great deal about it at this point, but he will soon and certainly I'll try it.

 

Thank you for asking, by the way.


@house_cat

 

Really sorry to hear you have yet to receive relief from the Botox injections.  I was fortunate to have 2 blissful years without pain, before my body developed a resistance to the toxin.  Have had the same headache since 1984. Yesterday and today have been bad days.  Glad for the new information you've provided.  The docs here in the city we moved to when we retired I give a C-, when it comes to dealing with Chronic Migraine.  I was, however, just given the name of a pain doc (anes.) and will seek a referral to him.  I can't even get my Neuro here to prescribe a cocktail to be kept in my electronic record at the E.R., so I can get an infusion when my pain is bad, as it is now.  Keeping my fingers crossed for that new drug and hoping it is kidney friendly.

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@Poodlepet2

 

Yes, inflammation is an issue.  Just completed a Medrol Pack: had no migraine pain fo 5 days and had no tinnitis for 3.5 days.  Had no ITD insertion pain for 4 days; had no dropped met head pain for 4 days.  Had no patellar tendon pain for 4 days.

 

Having had chronic migraine since 1984, I've been through just about every drug, except ergotamines.  Landed on and was successful with Mobic, an NSAID, until it did a number on my kidneys.  I'm now in Stage 3B kidney failure due to the Mobic, which I took for chronic migraine.  You're darned if you do and darned if you don't.

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@sfnative

 

I had no idea you were a sufferer, as well.  I'm sorry to hear that.

Do you still live in California?  I like the new doctor I'm seeing at Cedars-Sinai in LA, but he's a doctor, not a miracle worker.  In the meantime I'll keep hoping for a miracle.  It is encouraging to know that there are new meds in the works.

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@sfnative, I am floored by the Mobic and it's effect on your kidneys.  I was on it once or twice, but it did nothing....

 

I love steroids-unfortunately, I have to take the dose packs a few times a year.  I hate what they do to my glucose: up,, up and away, along with insatiable hunger.....but pain does go away-that's a given

 

Unfortunately, they caused me to develop vascular necrosis in my hip.  It healed on its own, but it was picked up in a strange way.  My rheumatologist was concerned about movement in my left hip which I didn't think was a problem, but I humored him by getting an MRI.  My left hip was clean, but I had sizeable AVN on the right.  Thankfully,I saw a very conservative orthopod who followed me for a number of months, and it healed on its own.

 

My heart goes out to you: it's little consolation, but enjoy the symptom free time for as long as you can......

Poodlepet2

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