10 Tips for Healthy Flax Habits
Flax is a healthy little seed, so how can we begin to reap its benefits in our busy lives? Luckily, flax can be added to daily diets in a variety of ways. We recommend one to two tablespoons (16g) daily. Keeping that in mind, here are some helpful hints to get your daily dose:
- Replace fat: Keep good fats in your recipes by substituting three tablespoons of ground flaxseed for one tablespoon of margarine, butter, or cooking oil.
- Keep it handy: In your refrigerator, keep a handy stash of ground flax accessible in an opaque airtight container for up to 45 days. Whole flaxseeds can be stored for up to a year! Just use a coffee or spice grinder when you need them milled.
- Simple on cereal: Sprinkle one to two tablespoons of milled or whole flaxseed onto your morning cereal or over salads for a nutty taste.
- Dress-up: Shake or stir your daily dose of flax into your salad dressing.
- Shake things up: Mix milled flax into yogurt or smoothie shakes for an extra energy boost.
- Top that: Top your fruit and cottage cheese with flax for a crunchy
- A final touch: Stir it into thicker soups, such as lentil or bean varieties, or into pasta sauces just before serving.
- In the mix: You can always mix whole or milled seeds into your favorite bread dough, but how about mixing it into burgers, meatloaf, fish, or vegetable patties as a tasty change.
- Flaximum benefits: Add whole flaxseeds to cookie dough or muffin mix or sprinkle some on your favorite bread for artisan appeal.
- Getting started: When using ground flax, because of its high fiber content, add it slowly starting with about one tablespoon per day and working up to two or more per day.
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