Flax seeds are loaded with nutrients and really easy to add (or hide) in your favorite recipes. It’s not anything you’d want to east a spoonful on it’s own, but it does have a soft nutty flavor so it works well with all kinds of foods, both sweet and savory. Check out this list for some ideas to get your started.
Flax Seeds Are High in Omega-3 Fats, they are a rich source of Lignans, which may reduce cancer risk.
Flax Seeds are rich in dietary fiber, they could improve cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Flax seeds contain high-quality protein and could control blood sugar. Flax Seeds keep hunger at bay, which can aid in weight control.
Statements listed above were taken from www.healthline.com . Always do your own research when adding in new foods to your diet, especially if you have food allergies.
I don’t know that flax seeds are a cure all but I do know that adding fiber and good protein to my diet is never a bad idea. Below you will find ways I add in ground flaxmeal to recipes and foods I’m already eating.
For single servings recipes like a smoothie or bowl or oatmeal I’ll use a heaping tablespoon, for recipes like breads and muffins I’ll add about a 1/4 cup.
Mix into a smoothie or yogurt.
Sprinkle in your oatmeal or homemade granola bars.
Replace breadcrumbs with ground flax in recipes like meatballs, meatloaf, crab cakes, etc.
Mix into baked goods like muffins, breads, pancakes, cookies, and cakes.
Add it to flour when making breading for dredging chicken or other meats. It adds a nice crunch and nutrients to your breading.
You can substitute ground flaxseed for oil in baking recipes. Instead of 1 tablespoon of oil, use 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed.
Shake up in your homemade or favorite salad dressing.
If you’re out of eggs or have an allergy, make a flax egg. Mix together 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds and 3 tablespoons of water; let the mixture rest for 2-3 minutes.
Note - remember to keep your ground flaxseed in an air-tight container in the refrigerator after it’s been opened.